(Closed) Do people still bring kids if '& family' isn't on the invite?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think when it’s just addressed to Mr. and Mrs. they usually rsvp only for themselves, but if you’re worried you could say something like ‘2 seats have been reserved for you’ or something similar.

Post # 4
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would make sure to address the invite just to the couple and give them a call and just let them know that unfortunately you won’t be able to accommodate children at the wedding. 

Post # 5
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Unless you put “and family” or list the kids’ names (which is really what you should do if you want to invite them), then no, guests should not respond for their children. Some may anyway, but they should recognize that their children have not been invited.

Post # 6
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had one person bring a kid who wasn’t invited.  And he’s known for doing that – his kids should “come first”.  I actually got a FB message from him the week of the wedding saying he and his Girlfriend, who were invited, would be there with their son.

Post # 7
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Even if the invite is only addressed to Mr and Mrs some will assume their family is invited also. I like lovemelovemyhorses ‘s idea of saying “2 seats have been reserved for you” then it would only be an issue if “kids come first”… before GF/BF/SO

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