Post # 16
For an adult only reception I would say anyone who has graduated from High School (17-18 in US) would be my cut off for that.
As for what I consider and “adult” psychologically, I would say 21+ because I’ve always thought that you shouldn’t marry until you’re old enough to drink, which is 21 in the US. But that’s a discussion for another thread ;D
Post # 17
If this is an adult-only reception in the U.S. and you are serving alcohol, the few 18-20 year-olds that are going to be there are going to feel very, very uncomfortable. And bored. So bored. You would be doing them a favor by inviting “drinkers of age only” guests.
Post # 18
In my province drinking/voting age is 18 so I would pick that but I did a cutoff by relationship rather than age (cousins are a yes, cousins kids are a no, same with friends) which I thought was easier than trying to pick an arbitrary cut off age.
Post # 19
18 is legal drinking age here, so I voted 18.
Post # 20
Legally, 18. That’s the legal age of majority here. However, I didn’t vote in your poll because I don’t consider people adults until they’re around 25-26. That’s when the human brain finishes developing and settles into adult patterns. Before that, everyone is still a crazy teen as far as I’m concerned.
Post # 21
emsie : 18 – but based on the fact that is the legal drinking age here.
Post # 22
we wanted adults only, but DH’s cousin was 17. so we included him. the next youngest cousin was 8.
Post # 23
In regards to the reception I would say adult would be legal drinking age which is 21 in the US.
Post # 24
I would put 18 for a reception if I knew the bartenders would card. If not, I would put 21. At my brother’s wedding they carded each and every person
Post # 25
Here in our 55 and older community you can use the adult facilities age 30 and above. 29 and below end up at the family pools.
Post # 26
We used 21 for our wedding because it included my two 1st cousins once removed that were of drinking age (23/25) that I wanted to have come, but wouldn’t include what would have amounted to 10 more in the “younger” age range, ages 10-19. I don’t hate that we did it that way, although I certainly would have wanted a couple more of my other cousins to come, but between both our sides it would have added too many and made it over our limit.
Normally I would say 18 or 21 though. I never thought of 16 as an adult.