(Closed) How to Word no kids on wedding invites?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Generally, on each invitation you can put who is invited, and that implies who is not invited as well.  For example, if the invitation is to Mr. and Mrs. Webber, or John and Jane Webber, then just the 2 of you are invited.  If it is to the Webber Family then your hypothetical children are also invited.  

To make the message especially clear, you can put a note on the invitation that says “Your children are welcome to join us at the reception later.”

Post # 4
5323 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you provide a kids only area/room for the ceremony with a babysitter? It might be difficult for parents to come out for the ceremony, drive home to gather the kids from the babysitter, and then drive back to the reception.

Post # 5
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it might be hard to word since you are allowing some kids, just not younger kids.

But really whoevers name you put on the invite is who is invited. Are there a lot of people with small children? If not maybe it would be easier to just let them know you would not want kids there.

We just put on our reception card Adult Reception and the kids were not invited to the ceremony either. We also put this on our wedding website. We did have a couple kids who were invited but we just put their names on the invites and told their parents as it was just easier this way.

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