(Closed) Adults Only Invites

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We had adults-only. We just contacted the people with kids and told them when we set the date that we were really sorry but we wanted to do adults-only and as much as we wanted them there that we’d understand if that rule meant they couldn’t attend. It didn’t stop anyone we cared about from coming–only a distant relative of Darling Husband who we figured wasn’t coming anyway.

Just make sure you say this applies to everyone, tell them as early as possible so they can find sitters, and do nooooot put it on the invite.

Post # 4
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You shouldn’t say that unless they ask. Only put the names of those invited on the invitation. They should realize that their kids aren’t invited.

“Mr. and Mrs. John Doe” means John Doe and Jane Doe are invited

“The Doe Family” or “Mr. and Mrs. John Doe and Family” means that little Sally is invited too.

Post # 5
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are having an adults-only wedding as well. There are some children (>10) that are allowed because they are close family friends, but none under that age. I agree with the above post, we plan to address to only couples and hope they understand the etiquette. Hopefully we wouldn’t have to write “adults only” on our invites. Maybe I’ll put a small disclaimer on my wedding website for those who may be thinking about not calling the babysitter!

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