Post # 1
Creating my wedding shower invites and it is going to be a “couples shower”/co-ed. How can I put it nicely that kids are not allowed. We already have 100 invites going out and adding kids to the mix would make it chaos. The girl helping me with the invites suggested in the title area of the invite that states “couples shower” we instead put “Adult Couples Shower.” What do you girls think?
Or would it be too much to put something towards the bottom letting people know kids are not welcome?
Post # 3
Adults only shower seems appropriate
Post # 4
@ReyDar64: i would put no children please!
i dont want children at my wedding.
were having an open bar and i just dont feel right plus kids are expensive to invite ; (
Post # 5
Would your guests really bring their children to your shower? Assuming their offspring are invited to the wedding is bad enough but do people really think that a bridal shower is free rein too?
Post # 6
@Snoopadoop: How would you word it?
@HisNightOwl2014: I agree, it is going to be a big thing, kind of our at home reception but before the Destination Wedding. Band, DJ, Open bar.. the works.
@UpstateCait: Well I wouldn’t put it past some of them that think their kid has to go everywhere with them! We had an evening housewarming party and had about 20 kids running a muck in the house.
Post # 7
@ReyDar64: I would make the invite, and head it “ADULTS ONLY BRIDAL SHOWER”.
As long as your not saying, no children at the wedding, I think MOST (and I highlight that because we all have idiots at every wedding who are just STUPID, lol) people, would understand that this is an adults only event, I assume evening, drink, rowdy talk etc.
I can’t think people would take children to a bridal shower anyway…I might be a little confused as to the American terminology I have to say, but I’ve been to a few of these, and frankly they don’t seem very child friendly.
I apologise if I’ve caught the wrong end of the stick here?
Post # 8
I think putting Adult Shower on it would be better then saying no kids.
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Post # 10
@UpstateCait: Everyone brought their children who are girls to both of my bridal showers. My own grandmother even brought the little girl that she babysits on occasion. And my DH’s cousins ALL brought their babies who were 1 and under to the shower that was for his relatives. One little guy would NOT stop running around the house and yelling. Kudos to his Mom, she was trying SO hard to keep him under control.
I think the “Adult Couples Shower” sounds perfect. You might still get guests asking if they can bring their children, or what they are to do with them, though…