Post # 1
Etiquette/ wording question for you..
We’re having a smaller wedding 60-70 people tops. We’re also not having children at our wedding.. my question is this: How should I address the STD so people know that children won’t be invited. Half of our guest list on my FH side is coming from out of town, about half of which have children. I don’t want people to make plans to bring thier kids and then get the formal invite a few months down the road only to see the “We have 2 seats reserved for you../ Adult only reception” RSVP and be upset. I know that I should address the STD only to the people invited but, lets be honest, that doesn’t always register with people. We’ll have a website that I’ll include on the STD should I put something on the website?Put something on the STD? Assume people will figure it out?
Also if I should put it on the website.. what is the most polite wording?
Thanks everyone! 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@bbsoon2be: If the entire family was invited I wrote the STD/Invitation to “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith and Family” when it’s just the couple invited it’s just “Mr and Mrs. John Smith.
If they make travel plans for the whole family, that is there mistake and it will be sorted out when they get the invitation with an RSVP card saying ‘2 seats have been reserved in your honor’ or however you choose to word it.
Post # 4
I would put a short note on the website just to make sure it is clear that children won’t be invited. A lot of people assume they can bring their kids, so its a good idea to be as direct as possible about so they can plan accordingly
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I agree with @mchitt329, but there’s no harm in also putting a note somewhere on the website. Make sure, as well, that your parents know so that they can field questions if anyone calls to ask.