(Closed) Art gallery wedding- NO KIDS

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d just print “Adults Only Reception” on the invitation.  And then if you get questioned about why little Johnny can’t come, then explain your reasoning above about the art gallery. 

Post # 4
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with newbiecici, just put “adults only reception”.  If people are giving you a hard time, you can always say that it is a requirement at your venue too.

Post # 5
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have been invited to numerous weddings that just say “Adults-Only Reception.” You don’t want to beat around the bush or people will claim ignorance. 🙂

Post # 6
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I created a page on our website called, “Details, Details” and structured it as a Q&A. One of the questions was, “Should I bring the kids?” The answer said: “This was a tough decision, but we’ve decided to keep the guest list to adults only. We hope you understand. The exception will be our nieces and nephews, who have each been asked to play a special part in the ceremony.”

I think you could easily word it as:

“Can we bring the kids?”

“Because the ceremony and reception will take place in an art gallery, it will by necessity be an ‘adult only’ affair. We hope you understand.”

I also recommend that you include the following on your RSVP card: “We have reserved __ seats in your honor.”

Post # 7
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Because it’s imperative you don’t have kids at the wedding, I also vote for putting it right on the invite so there’s no confusion. Some people don’t check wedding websites. Kids at your wedding could turn into a liability.

 I’d also do the __ of 2 attending on the RSVP card so people don’t add extras.

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