(Closed) WHERE to write “adult ceremony and reception”

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

According to etiquette, this is really not acceptable.  I would make sure the names are clearly listed on the inner envelope and I think your RSVP plan should cover it.  Also, if you have a wedding website it would be OK to state on there that the wedding is adult only.  If anyone still doesn’t get it you’ll just have to call them and let them know.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

possible wording is: “adult reception to follow”

and doing the ____ seats have been reserved in your honor.

we are having an adult reception and (hopefully ceremony) as well.

i also put it on my wedding website (not a child friendly event, and suggested child care options)

techincally you cant really designate a ceremony child free if its in a church or place of worship though.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We never put it on our invites but it was always on our website and spread through word of mouth.  We just made sure to write the names of the people actually invited on the inner envelope.  We haven’t had a single RSVP come back adding more people and no one is bringing their kids. 

But from all of the threads about this, I think I am in the lucky minority. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

IMO: Put it on the website and leave it off the invite.  Give your guests the benefit of the doubt as they should know that only those named on the invitation are invited.  On the other hand, invitations are intended solely to invite people, not exclude people, so putting who’s not invited on it can seem a bit…rude.  To get around this, I had a special card printed to add into the wedding invite info that said “For directions and further information please visit http://www.website.com.”  On the website (which included general info, directions to the venue, registry info, etc.) I said, “We are asking that our guests who are parents take this opportunity to enjoy a night out without their children.”  Not one person brought a child.  If you don’t have a website, ask a few family members to spread the word politely and don’t worry about it after that.  In the end, you’ll be way too busy and happy to worry about it on your day anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If anywhere, I think it would be acceptable on the reception card.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just put “adult reception”. I only had two people complain and I just explained that if we invited all children of all family and friends we wouldn’t fit into any reception hall within a 50 mile radius! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just put “adult reception”. I only had two people complain and I just explained that if we invited all children of all family and friends we wouldn’t fit into any reception hall within a 50 mile radius! ๐Ÿ™‚

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