Post # 1
I have decided I will request that kids not come to the ceremony (& maybe the reception) at our Destination Wedding. The resort has a great babysitting service that we will probably pay for for our guests to use. But I am not sure of the wording for the invite & maybe the wedding website. As it is a Destination Wedding most guests who are coming with kids usually travel quite a bit and from what I know use resort type babysitters so I hope I won’t offend anyone there. Any suggestions for how to word this on the invite?
Post # 3
Due to venue restrictions we are unable to accomodate children under age xx at the recption/ceremory etc and have provided a childcare service at ___ for you to use.
Sorry, I’m not good at this etiquette stuff, but something along these lines?
Post # 4
@Mrs.SleepyKitty: Thanks, that sounds good, venue restrictions is a good way to put it.
Post # 5
For my Destination Wedding: I said that the resort was all inclusive adult only resort, so leave the kiddies at home and get ready to party
Post # 6
Mine is also all-inclusive adult only. We let everyone know with plenty of notice to arrange child care.
We knew we didn’t want kids at the wedding, so we chose an adults only resort.
Post # 7
We called and emailed our guests and offered babysitting services. They got the hint:)
Post # 8
Please note that this is an adult-only celebration. If you need a babysitting service, we could make some recommendations.
Post # 9
Honeslty I think it is a bit rude to ask people to spend the time and money to travel to your Destination Wedding and say you can bring you kids along but they can’t come to the wedding/reception. After all it is not like it is a family vacation- they have travelled for your wedding.
I certainly wouldn’t leave my child with a stranger in a foreign place!
Post # 10
“No Kids, Bitches!” <— Probably something you SHOULDN’T write.
I’m a fan of @flownmuse‘s response
Post # 11
@June232012: & @thenuggetbride: thats good, ours isnt all inclusive but i can see where that would be another bonus 🙂
@jmmacdon: yea will prob put something on our website.
@LiseRamosMorales: thats good too.
@StuporDuck: haha i wish i could, 🙂 just kidding.
Post # 12
On my “information” card, I wrote:
“The ceremony and reception will be aduts only.”
Simple as that. Didn’t hear a peep about it!
Post # 13
@misskrayon: Yep that should do the trick! Maybe also mention that there is babysitting service available
Post # 14
We don’t plan to write anything on the invitation itself, but there is a page about it on our website (“due to space constraints…”), where we also link to babysitter services and children’s activities on the island. We’ve also communicated this info to all guests with children via phone or email.
Post # 15
I would include a blurb about the sitting service being available, but I would have one-off conversations wih the guests who have kids. I think it’s rude to write who can’t come on an invitation.
Post # 16
I agree. I would address the invitation to the adults. Then on either the RSVP card or the information insert, I would state the childcare arrangements.
We had a BBQ the day before, and a brunch the day after. The RSVP card was for all three events. So, we wrote “Children are welcome at the barbecue and brunch. Please indicate how many guests will attend each event.” That made it pretty clear that kids were NOT invited to the ceremony & reception without explicitly stating it.
In your case, I would write something like, “Childcare will be provided in the Blah Blah Room on the second floor of the hotel lobby,” or whatever your logistics are.