(Closed) No children wording on invitations

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

On ours I said something like “Ceremony at 4:00 with an adult reception to follow)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I know it’s ‘bad etiquette’ to put ‘Adults Only Event’ etc. on the invitations, but I would rather do that and be certain that no children would turn up, then follow the appropriate etiquette and deal with an awkward situation on my wedding day/the days leading up to my wedding day.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

BrideonabudgetLauren has it correct. “Adult reception to follow”

Also

– address the inviation to the people invited

– on the reponse card   we have reserved _____places for you – write in 1 or 2

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a line on our RSVP cards that said “Please make child care arrangements.” Combined with word of mouth, it worked. No one brought their kids!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Invite those who are invited by name, and follow up privately with anyone who responds for an univited guest.

It is never polite to mention who is not invited.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can’t put “no kids” on the invite. Technically you should just address them to the person who is invited. We had our reception cards designed to say “Please join us for an adult evening of Dinner, Drinks, & Dancing”

Post # 10
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Busy bee

If you don’t put it in some form on the invitation,  somebody will bring their kids. It will happen. I’ve seen it at every adult wedding I’ve been to and the bride is all flipping out because there’s kids there when you could have made a polite mention on the invite.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

you don’t put it on the invitation. Simply address the invitations to Mr and Mrs X, which indicates only the adults are invited.  and family indicates the children are invited.  None of my guests had an issue figuring out who was invited and who wasn’t.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I put ” adult only affair “on our invites

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

“Adult Only Dinner and Reception to Follow”

Our guests with children had no problems making arrangements for their little ones and really loved the evening out with adults. 

We didn’t lose any guests because of our request.

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