(Closed) adults only reception………

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I listed “adult reception to follow” in small script letters at the bottom of the invitation.

And addressed invites specifically to who i was inviting

Post # 4
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

According to experts, it’s not proper etiquette.  They say you can let people know through word of mouth or on your website.  

I’m not one to always follow etiquette, so I’d suggest maybe putting it on your response card or reception card, but not on the actual invite.

Post # 5
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

we provided babysitting for everyone under 10, and luckily we have an age gap to one 14yo and the rest are over 16. I think the kids will have a blast the babysitter will have our wii and I went a little toy crazy at the store. we are paying him $130 for the night and food 🙂

Post # 6
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d put it on your reception card and put it on your website. If anyone asks then you can explain to them that you’re only having children from the immediate family there and your reception is adult only. That’s what I think at least.

Post # 7
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re having and adults only reception and are putting it (politely) on the invitation, but I’m worried that if you’re having some kids there from the immediate family, the others who couldn’t bring their kids might not take it well. You obvously know your guest list better than me, just food for thought…

Post # 8
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

What the Fiance and I are puting on our invitations (I saw this somewhere on weddingbee lol) on the rsvp card you put “we have saved ___ seats in your honor” ‘.. obviously if you fill that blank in with “2” then they should know that its for them and their significant other, not their five kids lol… or you could actually have an rsvp card that says “we have saved seats for __________” and you just write the names in yourself… its really up to you.. hope this helps.

Post # 9
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My cousin used the line “Please make child care arrangements” and I’m totally going to copy her. 

Post # 11
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I didn’t put “Adults only” in my invites or reception card but I put “We have reserved ____ seat(s) in you honor” on our RSVP’s 🙂


Post # 12
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we put “we respectfully request a kid-free weekend” most understood, some didnt but we didn’t really care! Its not a kid friendly venue and theyd just be bored and running around!

Post # 13
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are gonna do the “___ seats in your honour” and im toying with the “adult reception to follow” wording….

Post # 14
15 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really wish I had seen these posts sooner.  My wedding is coming up and I am having drama with this in my family.  We aren’t having any kind of wedding party, but yes I do have family coming in from out of state and one of them has kids.  We aren’t making any exceptions to the “no kids” rule.  So my BIL is going to keep them from coming to the ceremony, too, out of spite.  I guess I should’ve expected that………….but we warned them last summer we were keeping it small and not having children there, because most of our friends have kids!  What can you do………….

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