(Closed) Invitation Wording: including children at certain events but not all

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Are you having a destination wedding? If you’re having a destination event and you’re only inviting children to two events, will you be providing childcare for all of the children during the ceremony and reception? If so, I think that would be fine. I think people would get it…I would if I got it. I also wouldn’t bring my daughter though. 🙂

Post # 4
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Adults only. It’s straightforward. You might include some information on childcare for that night, sometimes people arrange for babysitters for people’s children that night, so if they don’t have one, there is someone available to do so. If you do that, you can put contact ___ for childcare info.


Post # 5
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I can appreciate wanting to inform people of the other weekend events when you send out the formal invitations.  I would make the invitations only announcing the reception and that it’s an adult only reception.  Then I would include and insert listing the other weekend activities, and which ones do include the kids. 


Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think that’s fairly clear. If you worry about the wording being too obtrusive (people have a range of opinions on what is ‘appropriate’ to put on the invitation/enclosures, so not sure where you and your guests fall on that spectrum), you could always say ‘family barbeque’ and ‘adult reception,’ then be more specific on your wedding website. Providing details about babysitting during specific events should make things pretty obvious, too, but if you really aren’t sure some people are getting the message and you’re not comfortable telling them outright, you can always call on the pretext of confirming that they’ll be bringing their kid(s) for the weekend because you want to make sure you have enough babysitters to attend to the children during the reception.

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