(Closed) Kids eating in a different room at the reception – Invitation wording help!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsDJ:  No idea how to word this on an invite, or if you even should, but I just want to ask- who’s babysitting? It seems to me someone should keep an eye on the kids during all this. Have you guys planned for that?

Post # 5
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I am doing the same thing, but kept it off the invite. Instead, it is on the website on both the FAQs and RSVP. It says:


Are children invited? Yes, children are absolutely invited! We view weddings as an opportunity to bring families together and think children add to the celebration. 

For the ceremony, there is no crying room and no place to walk around if a child is fussing.  There are doors on either side of the church, as well as in the back. Feel free to enter and exit the church as you wish.

During the reception we will be having babysitters at our venue. We tentatively plan to have kids 1-12 downstairs, and infants and teenagers upstairs during the meal and speeches. After dinner, parents are more than welcome to bring their kids upstairs for cupcakes and dancing.

And the RSVP part of the website says:

We will plan on having children 1-12 downstairs in a playroom with babysitters for the cocktail hour, speeches, and meals. They are more than welcome to join the adults upstairs for cupcakes and dancing if you wish. If your infant or young child does not require a meal, please let us know.

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsDJ:  I LOVE that idea, if I was having lots of kids I would probebly do that as well, but I have no desire to put that much into it.

I really think 2 serpate is best, so the kids feel included. Wording should probebly go about eating dinner however they like,knife and fork suggested, 😉 play some games and drink some punch before coming over to dance.

Post # 8
23 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

With all the post that I’ve read (we decided on 21+) on issues with kids, there are some parents who don’t want to be separated from their children, and there are be some children who don’t want to be separated from their parents. Hopefully since all the kids seem to be cousins, you won’t have this issue.

Post # 9
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsDJ:  I don’t see why that needs to be on the invitation. Maybe put it on the wedding website if you are having one.

Post # 10
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oo I’m glad to see this post. I was considering this too. Not only will it give us a bit more room in the ballroom, but our DJ also rents out some video games and stuff that we could set up for the kids. We were thinking about just hiring a babysitter or two to keep an eye on everyone. Fiance doesn’t think that people would be happy about having their kids separate from them. The room they would be in is right next door to the ballroom.

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