Post # 1
How does one go about wording “no kids” on wedding invites? We are having a quiet backyard ceremony for about 130 guests. We have been to weddings where ONE child is crying, whining etc. I love kids, but Fiance and I do not feel this is the time or place on OUR day!
Kids are welcomed at our reception, which is in a separate place and about 2 hours after the ceremony (assuming they miss the cocktail hour and come for dinner).
Of course this would not apply to the 10 year old kid who can sit through a 30 minute ceremony without going to the bathroom every 10 minutes! I hate to pit an age restriction on invites as I feel that this strongly suggests that I am singling out a certain guest. Help?
Post # 3
On our invites, we put “Please be advised, this is an ADULT ONLY event. We appreciate you respecting our wishes for our special day.” However, this applies to our ceremony and reception. You can specify that the reception is open to all.
Post # 4
I’d put “adult only ceremony”, but thinking about it, it might sound too harsh. I like FutureMrs.tSa‘s way.
Post # 5
Let me ask this question, then: What age is considered to be an “adult”? We also would like no kids, however I think we’re going to say the event is for a specific age and older because one family might feel that (for example) their 16 year old isn’t an “adult,” but since our concern is with kids crying, we would be fine with teenagers in attendance.