(Closed) No kids at wedding Help

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mistea: Just clearly address the invites to only those who are invited.

I.e. Mr. & Mrs. so-and-so

We have reserved _2_ seats in your honor:

__/2 will attend

__/2 regretfully declines

If you are doing a wedding website you can also put something on it about an “adult only” reception.

Post # 4
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

You don’t. You invite who you want on the invitation, Eg. Mr and Mrs Smith, and that’s all who is invited.

Post # 5
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

@KatNYC2011: Haha, this doesn’t always work though. Theres a thread yesterday about people just crossing out the 2 and putting 3, etc. Pretty funny.

Post # 6
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

be prepared to stick to your guns! if other guests know that children will be there but their kid isn’t invited, you might get some angry backlash. people can be very weird about weddings and children. keep it children who are family only, and don’t make any exceptions!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Kids and weddings are always tough, we’re having similar problems. I’m sure if you talk to people ahead of time, and let your family & friends network go to work on explaining, it will all work out. I also agree with kitzy, gotta stick to your guns!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Belle2Be:  I saw that thread, that’s when you have to make the awkward phone calls. But at least you’ve laid the groundwork for it on your invites and website.

Post # 9
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

yeah, we had a family cross out their three, add a fourth, and then the fourth never ended up coming.  Ugh.

I say try it anyway, and if there are issues, address them as they come in.  Better yet, get a neutral party (like your mom/his mom) to explain to family and friends that it’s immediate family’s children only.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Adult only reception helps

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