(Closed) How do I ask on an RSVP about children guest?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I think “and family” is fine unless you suspect a particular family would be offended. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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sunworshipbride :  ”and family” is confusing and unecessary. Just write ”John, Jane and Danny Smith”. Nobody will feel like they have to bring their child if they’d rather leave them at home. But if someone does want to bring their child then inviting them by name is far more clear and welcoming and also means that people will RSVP clearly for the people invited.

If you write ”and family” it sounds like ”bring your kids or not.. we don’t care..” and people might not bother to let you know, which is what you want to avoid.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I posted a while about about how a friend of mine invited my husband and I by name on the enveloppe with no mention of my son’s name. She had previously verbally told me that the event was very child friendly and was excited because it had a big playground for the kids on site etc, so I was very confused at that point about whether my son was invited or not. In the end I just asked her, to avoid confusion. She said that ”of course he was invited – there would be tons of other little kiddies and she’s lookin forward to seeing us all”… She hadn’t put his name on the enveloppe cos he’s under 2 and she figured it wasn’t necessary. At this point I also have no idea if there will be a highchair for him to sit in at the meal, if we should bring food for him or what exactly.. but I’m not asking any more questions , I’ll just bring his strolller so he can sit in that if needed and I’ll bring some food for him in case there isn’t any. But my point is – just be clear with people. If someone is invited, they deserve a mention on the enveloppe. It’s not difficult to RSVP ‘no’ for the kid if they’d rather leave the kid at home.

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