Post # 1
We are having a small party, about 70 people back in the UK after our private ceremony in Vegas.
We cant have any more people than that due to budget and venue size, meaning that we have had to limit the amount of children to be able to invite the adults who we are close to and would mean more to us to have there rather than children we didn’t know.
i am thinking of writing something like this on the rsvp….
“due to the size of the venue we are only able to extend an invitation to children of family members”
but this doesn’t sound right. I want to put an apology in there, but sorry sounds too informal, we apologise isn’t right. I don’t really want to say “we regret” as regret osbtba great word to have on a wedding invitation… any suggestions to make this sound better?
Also is the rsvp the right place, or does it go on the invitation.
some of our friends already know through conversation etc we just want it to be clear so there is no confusion.
Post # 2
Our wedding was family only with 2x exceptions (children of friends I am close to). We invited everyone by name on the invite, even babies. No one brought their children who weren’t invited. I did have one friend ask for clarification if her 3 children were invited, to which I replied “unfortunately we don’t have the space” and she replied with yahoo! Child free weekend haha.
I think most parents are reasonable, I don’t think you need to write an apology or specifically write that their children are not invited.
Post # 3
you don’t mention who ISN’T invited, and you don’t need to apologize. Just address the invites to those who ARE invited and most people will realize the kids aren’t included, or else ask (at which point you can explain, without apology, that you’re unable to accommodate the children and the invitation is mean just for So and So). You might have some people who rsvp and include their kids names too. At that point you reach out to them and explain that you’re unable to accommodate the children and the invitation is just meant for so and so. You do understand if that changes their rsvp, but you hope they can still make it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2019 - Vineyards
I would say something along the lines of “our wedding is an adults only occasion”. You don’t really owe anyone an explanation. Or let it be known in person that its family only, not on the invitation.