(Closed) DIY Invites-Forgot “Adult Reception”

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I had an adult reception and did not word the invitations as such.  I made it clear by who I addressed the invitation to (adult names only) and by my RSVP cards  X seats have been reserved in your honor.

ETA:  you could also do a reception card as an additional insert in your invitation

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@oracle: We did the same and didn’t have any problems with uninvited children.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did the same thing and had one RSVP come back with “2.5” written in (for a couple with an infant) and three couples RSVPd with the “2” crossed out and a “4” in its place (for their two children).  We contacted those people after we received RSVPs and told them we weren’t having children.  One couple was bent all out of shape – the others got sitters.

Word of mouth is great in instances like this.  Make sure all your family and bridal party know that it’s an adult only ceremony/reception and word will travel.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MonaBe:  Yes, I would say that’s a huge faux pas.  Why is your family more important than his?  I would say it’s all family kids or no family kids.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

@ MonaBe, we had the same issue.  My fiancee’s family with kids would be over 150 and mine with kids would be about 70 so I got to invite some of my cousins kids who are over 16.  We are having about 180 people and out of those there is less 30 kids. My fiancee was all for it so he has no problem that my family will have a few more kids than his family. 

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