(Closed) Children at the wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Usually you address the invitations to whom you want to invite:  Mr & Mrs Smith or The Smith Family–John, Susie, John Jr and Susie Jr.  Also, invitations usually have response cards in them indicating the number of people attending.

If your nieces and nephews are the only kids there, I think that’s OK.  Otherwise, I think if you invite some guests to bring kids, you have to invite them all.  There is nothing wrong with an adult-only reception.  If yours is a destination wedding and guests bring uninvited children, perhaps you could hire a babysitter for them.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re having an “adult only” day… although my son, and Fiance niece & nephew will be there for the ceremony… (they’re part of the wedding)

We have 1 sibling who HAS to bring her children or she can’t make it so we will have childcare for the entirity of the day… the “wedding party” kiddos will join her kiddos after the ceremony for the duration of the reception.

We had this “adult only” info in the invitation (which is a etiquette faux pa but i didn’t care) & on the RSVP card had (1) or (2) adult seats have been reserved in your honor.

We didn’t make the childcare info available b/c it’s really just a back up and didn’t want ppl to think that since it was there they could bring their kiddos

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can just put  “Adults only please” on the cards

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I don’t think you should give them an option. Just write on their invitation how many invites you have reserved for them (if that does/doesn’t include children). Go ahead and invite whatever kids you would like, but make it known to the couples whose children are not invited that they are… not invited. 🙂

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