Post # 1
I brought up that I didn’t want any children at the wedding, and the fam seemed to go into an uproar. I don’t want kids running around everywhere and I feel like maybe the moms may be a little releived that they can get a sitter for the night and enjoy the evening, but apparently everyone wants the kids.
There are A LOT! probably close to 20 or so. and i have to pay $25 per person and have seating for all these 1 year olds that will just take away from the day because people have their attention on the kids running around and not the wedding itself.
Is it bad to put it on the invitation or should I just get the word of mouth going that kids shouldn’t be coming???
Post # 3
Our invitation stated on the very last line: Adult Only Please.
I don’t care what people think, this is what we want and that’s that.
Post # 4
Have you spoken to the actual parents of the children? We were planning to invite 4 small children, but after talking to the parents we learned that the parents really were looking forward to a night out, so were planning on a babysitter anyways!
Post # 5
It’s a personal choice. If you don’t want children there (and I’m on that side of the debate), then stick to your guns say Adults Only in some form on the invite, but you’ll have to accept that some people will refuse to come without their children and that you might get flack for it.
Post # 6
Personally I want kids there. They are part of the family too and I would have more fun with them there. I do understand your concerns though, I’m already at 30 kids meals with more to come. I think its fine to put it on the invitation, its your decision in the end.
Post # 7
Does your caterer offer reduced prices on kids’ meals? If not, and you want to invite more adults, I would skip the little ones.
Post # 8
IMO children have no place at a wedding… My nephew who is the ring-bearer is not attending the reception… We have a suite at the hotel next door, i told my sister she can have a babysitter stay with him there until the reception is over and then she can take him home… the ceremony is at 8pm… much more after 8 and he will be a cranky cranky beast… Were saying Adult reception to follow on our invitations and no one under the age of 16 is invited with 1 exception.. and shes 12 its not like shes a baby…. I say stick to your guns… its NOT their wedding its yours…
Post # 9
Makes sense. I was thinking about writing “No Children Please” but I think “Adults Only” sounds far less tacky! Thanks!