Post # 1
We are inviting a lot of kids to the wedding, really no way around it. So, a friend of mine was telling me that she went to a wedding where the kids got their own invitation and RSVP. In the invite sent to the family, the kids received their own invitation saying something like “Kids Reception” and “be sure to tell mom and dad you will be well taken care of with plenty of supervision” or I would like to stay with Mom and Dad and the adult reception. It then had an RSVP card with their food choices that would be brought to the room the kids were in.
I want to offer the “babysitting” as an option and don’t mind if they stay in the Adult reception.
Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas on how to word it in the “Kids Invitation”?
Thank you Bees! You always have the best advice!
Post # 3
I have never seen this before, but it might be cute.
Post # 4
I also have never seen this, but it does sound like a good idea, especially if a lot of kids are going to be there! I think the wording that you already used in your post sounds good enough!! Good Luck!
Post # 5
Be prepared that parents are going to want to know a lot of details ahead of time about the “kids reception” – like where the kids will be, what they will be doing, who will be supervising them etc. before they agree to it. Not sure if this information would be included somehow or maybe there would be a message like “See our wedding website for more information: http://www.blahblahblah.com“. Also, would kids be able to move freely between the kids reception and the adult reception if they change their mind and would rather be back with mom & dad (or if they get bored at the adult reception and would like to go to the kids one?). I strongly urge having more than one adult supervise for the “kids reception”. It would be great if you could possibly get college students who are studying to become teachers to help out (not sure if any of your family or friends know of anyone).. that way they would be great at coming up with fun activities to keep the kids occupied, and would have experience working with kids.
Post # 6
Great idea! It sounds really cute. I know a lot of parents will really appreciate that you’re giving them options.
Post # 7
That does sound really cute, but also like a lot of extra planning! Kudos to whoever was so thoughtful 🙂
Post # 8
I went to a wedding once where the kids had their own little reception room, and it was across the hall so we(parents/family) could go check on them whenever we wanted. They had cute mini cokes and coloring books, and all sorts of things to keep them entertained. It made sense to do it rather than a kid table, cause the reception room was really dark and honestly not very kid friendly. The kids didn’t get their own invitations though, but I think it would be really cute.
Post # 9
cute idea! I haven’t heard of it, but I also haven’t been to a lot of weddings.
We’re having kids at our wedding (how can we not when we have two of our own?! lol) but it’s an outside wedding where the kids will be able to run around and play. There’s even a volleyball net and I’m planning on getting some frisbees, volleyball and some cheapo lightsabers or foam swords for the kids to play with. (maybe the adults, too, lol).
LOVE the idea, especially if you have a not-very-child-friendly venue.
The wording sounds great, but as a parent, I’d want to know more details. Including the babysitters, where the kids will be, etc etc.
Post # 10
Thank you Ladies. I would include more information. We are having a brunch wedding, and there is a “bugalow” just on the other side of the lawn from the adult reception. Kids could go back and forth, but it would drastically change our seating arrangement if kids were to eat with/or without their parents. (we are talking about 36 kids under 10, and about 15 more under 13)
I own a dance studio and put on a huge recital each year, we have the know how to keep kids entertained. The room even comes with a Wii and DVD player. We would hire a “professional” babysitter and have a college aged helpers too. (most of the kids helping would be former students) and most of the kids attending would be current students.
Thank you again for your help. Keep the comments coming!
Post # 11
I think this is a great idea!! We also are expecting A LOT of kids at our wedding and are brainstorming ways to tastefully offer a babysitting option. I really like the kids invitation! Seems like a special tough for the young ones 🙂
Post # 12
oh what a good idea! i have never seen this but think its super cute, and lets the kids feel like they have their own special party to go to. how fun!
Post # 13
I’ve never heard of this, but I think it sounds like a great idea. You seem to have some good ideas in mind for it already 🙂
Post # 14
I think it’s a great idea!!!!! I’m so happy to see people putting so much time and thought into the happiness of younger guests. Bravo!