(Closed) how do I word this without sounding rude

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would leave it at “it’s an adult reception.” It’ll just cause confusion and awkwardness to give the parents the option to pay for their children.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Yeah, just put adult reception.

They don’t offer a discount/kids menu?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree. I would say adult only, it will simplify things. You can also check and see if they have children’s pricing. Some venues do!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree.  You can say “adult reception to follow…”  That’s pretty clear.  Of course, you’ll never make everyone happy…just an FYI.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would also just put on the invintation that its just adults. Im in a very similiar situation, we are paying 30 dollars a person and that doesnt include drinks, but we are putting adults only on the inventation. We just cant afford to pay for all the children in the family.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@reginaphalange: Agreed!

Is there an option for you bringing a special menu for kids. We’re buying pizzas for all the kids at our reception, but of course it’s because our venue allows it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ah, other posts reminded me, my venue allows babies and toddlers for free, and kids under 12 are discounted because they obviously won’t be consuming alcohol.

I agree with PPs, check with your venue about their kids policy.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think so. I don’t think people can argue with immediate family (even if they are children) being there. Even if they do, as previous posters have said, you can’t please everybody.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Just make it “adult only”. Far less confusion.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our rehearsal dinner was a situation like this… we ended up paying a few neighbor high school kids to babysit and sent all the kids to Chuck-E-Cheese – way cheaper, and everyone had a great time!

I think the adults are secretly thrilled to get a night out without the kids. 🙂 Just make sure you suggest some sort of babysitting option for the out-of-towners.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If there are really no kids’ menu options, just stick with an adults-only reception.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I find it hard to believe they have no children’s options for private dining…below is the main dining room policy taken from their website http://www.texasdebrazil.com/menu-overview
 
Children’s prices: 2 yrs. and under are complimentary, 3-5 yrs. are $5, and 6-12 yrs. are half of the regular dinner price.

Before making a decision, I would check with Texas de Brazil if the $47.99 per person includes children.  I doubt it does.  However, if it does hold I agree with PP…just say adult-only reception.

 

 

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