(Closed) Adults Only Wedding…wording…

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

As long as you didn’t change your tune for the other polite parents that asked if they could bring their kids I think this is fine. There really isn’t any better way to approach it. 

Post # 4
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m only have kids that are family.  On my wedsite I had something to the effect of:  Due to circumstance, we are only able to extend invitations to kids in our immediate family.  Thank you for understanding and we hope arrangements can be made that will allow you to be apart of our big day.

Post # 6
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@fresitachulita:  I think your e mail is fine. You’re being very polite in response to something impolite. My only worry is that it’s not firm enough. You could consider writing…

“There’s just one thing about our reception that I would like to mention; this is a second reception for us, we had to make some difficult decisions about the guest list and we had to make it an adults only event. We are really sorry, as we would really, really love to see your beautiful little Sarah but based on a number of factors, cannot accomodate anyone bringing a young child to the reception. Thank you for understanding.”
If they respond with ‘it’s so difficult to get a babysitter’ etc, just say you are happy to help them find a sitter.

Post # 7
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think that sounds good.  I hope they still come!  I am nervous about this, too.

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