- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
So the FH and I decided on a very small intimate ceremony, and a catered lunch in a private area at a restaraunt. It was a compromise that we both came up with that we are both happy with.
Before I go on I would like to say that we have a child, so this is not about liking kids or anything lol…
Anyhow, it is just family invited, but there are a lot of kids and due to space, time, and money restraints, kids being there is not really going to work.
So I read etiquette wise you are really not supposed to put it anywhere and if you do, put it on a website, and put like “Adult only reception”
Well I did not feel that really worked for me so this is my game plan and maybe it will help…
As a lot of the people in FH’s side of the family do not really know about the whole if the name isn’t on the invitation thing…
I decided to introduce the idea of no kids in the Save the Date writing this: ( By the way our wedding is on a Thursday, so most kids should be in school)
I found the first half of the poem, wrote the second half the poem…
Our day is fast approaching
And we can hardly wait!
We hope that you can join us.
Be sure to save the date!
Take a break from work,
And a break from kids,
Come enjoy yourself,
You’ll be glad you did!
Bride’s Name and Groom’s Name
will be married on
Your Month Day and Year
– Invitation to follow –
I did these through email on paperless post = free ( There are some that cost money, I chose a style that didn’t)
On the actual invites I will not write adults only or anything. I will put on the RSVP card that ___ seats are saved in your honor.
I have having guests RSVP on our weddingwire website. And in black and white, well teal and white it will say: Invite Only. Adults Only…this way this is the last step to reach them and if at this point they do not get it…it is plain as daylight….
Hope this helps 🙂