(Closed) How are you wording, "children free wedding" on the invites?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are having a kid free wedding, but we’re having a very small wedding – only 50 people. We are just naming the parents on the invite and then spreading the news via word of mouth. we’re also pretty young most of our friends don’t have kids it’s mostly just family so mum and Mother-In-Law have been good at advising parents to leave the kids at home!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

From an etiquette perspective, the polite manner in which to do this is to address your invitations only to the adults in the family.ย  Using inner envelopes also will help you to emphasize that onlyย  Mr. and Mrs. Smith — and not little Janie and Jack — are being invited.

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Post # 6
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Helper bee

We are addressing to adults only and hopefully word of mouth. I am also putting (blank) of (how many invited) are attending. And filling in the how many invited section on our RSVPs. Hopefully they will get the hint! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Brielle:  I think we are going this route.  

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@peachbaby4008:  After our time and date and location it says “formal adult reception to follow”

we are also spreading it via word of mouth to everyone that is invited that has young kids (thankfully, not many!!)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our wedding is on the smaller side, so we are just doing word of mouth.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You don’t. You address the invites to the adults only. If you must, you can include the ___ seats have been reserved in your honour thing on your RSVP, but otherwise you invite who you want there…if there’s any question, you’ll hear it and then you politely explain that it is an adult event.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve just addressed the invites to “Lauren and Dave” not “the Smith family”. We’ve also spread the word around to our friends who have kids. I think there’s only one person who might try to take it upon himself to invite his children but my Future Mother-In-Law is going to politely remind him of the ‘no kids’ rule!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We will be addressing the invites to only the adults and doing the “2 seats have been reserved in your honor” thing so that it’s very clear that the kids are not invited. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I noted “Adult Only Reception” on bottom of Save the Dates. Let them know months ahead.

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not everyone understands etiquette so we stated “ceremony and reception are an adult only affair” 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are putting: “We’re sure you’ll understand that children are not invited to attend. We hope that this advance notice means that you are still able to share our special day”.

 

Fortunately our families are very understanding and respectful of our feelings and we won’t have any issues.

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

we put “sadly due to number restrictions at our venue we are unable to invite children”

when we made our original guest list (which included children) we were at 140 with 37 children :O which was a hell no from me i just dont want the noise or any drama that children bring ๐Ÿ™‚ on the bright side (and luckily for us a might add) when we’ve spoken to most of our guest who have children most of them are looking forward to having a night off ๐Ÿ™‚ bonus!

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