(Closed) “No Kids” Advice

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think that is OK

Post # 4
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

What about having your response cards printed with “we have reserved _____ seats in your honor,” and you fill in the number of invitees before you mail them?  It gets the message across without a lecture, which is kind of how your proposed wording sounds.

Post # 5
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

As a parent, I think I’d be okay with this.  If you were doing response cards I’d go the route Sailor suggested, but with it all on-line you’ve got to make it clear somewhere.  I think that’s about the nicest way I’ve seen those wishes expressed.

Post # 6
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

that is worded great!

Post # 7
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should write “we have reserved 2 seats in your honor.” It makes it obviously that children aren’t invited.

blech I don’t know who wants to bring children to fancy adult events?

Post # 8
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So, I just went through this a week or two ago. I ordered my invites and on the invites it says, “there will be an adult reception to follow….” I know that some may say that this is not proper, but in all honesty, some one is going to be mad or hurt by the fact that their children cannot attend. It is not that I don’t want children there, it is just that could up our seating capacity by a lot. And believe it or not, we have had our first complaint about it and the invites are not even out. This was a complaint by one of our friends, and I was completely thrown back by it. Bottom line is not every one will be happy with your descion, but the way your worded that is very well put and be prepared for some backlash!!! Good luck

Post # 9
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ditto to PinkMagnolia‘s response.

Our response cards started with “We have reserved ____ seats in your honor.”

Honestly, you do not need to explain your choices to your guests. 

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