Post # 1
My mom thinks I should write adult reception to follow, but all of our relatives’ kids are invited, like my cousin’s kids too. Do I assume that most people know that only the people on the invite or invited or leave no room for doubt?
Should I just put this info on the wedding website?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t write “adult reception” unless you mean it. I’d be offended if I was invited to an adult only reception, took care to find a sitter for my kids, and got there and other kids were there.
I’d count on people knowing that only the people on the envelope are invited. Or add a “Number attending” line to your RSVP so if they assume they can bring more, you catch it.
Post # 4
In my circle (so, grain of salt) everyone knows that if children are not listed on the invitation they are not invited, so there is no need to write “adult reception”
Further, you are not, in fact, having an “adult reception,” if I were a parent I would be confused if the invitation said “adult reception” and the envelope was addressed to me & kids. Or, I’d be confused that there were kids at the “adult reception”.
Of course I don’t like the term at all, so I’m probably a little biased. Also opinionated 🙂
Post # 5
I would prefer to not have children at all, but I am not winning that battle. I’ll just leave it off the invite and deal with it after the fact.
Post # 6
Agree with PP’s. We had an “adult reception” but invited my 3 first cousins who are between the ages of 4 and 12, so we only wrote the names of the guests invited and then had, “______ seats are reserved in your honor”. We did have a few still ask if they’re kids were invited, and then one of my cousins tried to be sneaky about it; she and her brother had +1’s so she was going to bring her kids as their +1’s. We nipped that one in the bud, though.