(Closed) Adults Only Wedding Invitation

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SaraP2012: Put only the parents names on the invite. 

Then on the RSVP card you can do one of two things. You could either do:

We have reserved # of seats in your honor.

___ of # will attend


OR you can do

Mr. John Smith

___ will attend ___ will not attend

Meal choice: ______


Mrs. Jane Smith

___ will attend ____ will not attend

Meal Choice: ________


That way it will be MUCH harder for people to add extras.

Also, on your wedding website you could have an “FAQ” section and have one of the questions be:

Can my kids come?

Then say something like:

“Due to venue constraints we are unable to accomodates any children or extra guests.”


“We are planning an adult affaire and unfortunately cannot accomodate children. We hope you will still be able to join in the fun.” 

Post # 4
15963 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We just put the adults’ names on the envelopes. On our RSVP card, we left a line for “Number Attending.” If the RSVP came back with too many in the “Number Attending” spot, we made a phone call.

Post # 5
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Gemstone: That’s what we were planning on doing. How did that phone conversation go?

Post # 7
1916 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just went ahead and wrote adult reception to follow on my invitation.

Post # 8
1425 posts
Bumble bee

I did as PP’s have mentioned with the “___ seats are reserved in your honor” and only putting “Mr. John & Jane Smith” on the invite.  A couple of our guests asked if they’re kids were invited (still) and we said, “Unfortunately, with our guest list already becoming large, and after crunching numbers we figured out there would be a high volume of children that would have to be invited. Therefore, so that no one would be offended, we decided there would be no children.  We hope this doesn’t inconvenience you!”

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