Post # 1
We do not want children at our wedding. The biggest reason for us is our guest count is already too high and we dont need 15 kids adding to the list! How do you make it so people know not to bring their children?Does anyone have a picture of an invitation that says Adults Only?? I would like to know how to accomplish this without having to call and tell them they can’t bring their kids lol!
Post # 3
@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
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
@Gemstone: That’s what we were planning on doing. How did that phone conversation go?
Post # 6
Yeah I am anxious to know how that phone call went too! I told my mom I would have no problem calling people if they did that. I think it is so rude to include more guests than included on the invite!! A cousin of my mother was invited to my sister’s wedding and her rsvp came back with all of her children and their guests as attending!
Post # 7
I just went ahead and wrote adult reception to follow on my invitation.
Post # 8
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!”