Post # 1
Hi bees, I kind of have a dilemma, we did not really want to have kids come to the reception, but on our reception card, we kind of forgot to mention “adult reception following…” and it’s too late to make the changes. Do you guys have any suggestions as to how to tell these guests not to bring their kids? or do you think it’s fine to just leave it as is and just hope that they don’t bring them? I’m kind of stressed out about it because our numbers are limited…thanks for your help!!
Post # 3
Technically, if you only addressed the invitations to the parents, then only the parents are invited. I’m guessing only 50% of your guests will come to that same conclusion though. Do your RSVP’s have a place for them to fill out how many people are attending, or to write their names? If so, you can just follow up with a phone call to anyone who RSVP’ed for too many people. If not, then I’m afraid you’ll have to call everyone who has kids to explain the situation. I doubt anyone will be mad about it.
Post # 4
on our rsvp, we had the choices of the meal (chicken, beef, fish) so we were hoping that people would just write in which one they wanted, and by that, we would determine whether or not their child would be attending or not..*sigh*…
Post # 5
word of mouth works well, espcially because you arent really supposed to put “adult reception” on the invitiation anyhow (although its become more acceptable in recent years).
make sure the kep poeple know – your moms, grandmothers, and the gossipy aunt and have htem all spread the word