Post # 1
My brain is fried.
Please help me pick between the two wordings (or suggest an alternate!!)
1. Please respond by the second of September 2010
2. Kindly reply by the second of September 2010
ALSO – for those doing an adult reception – did you include “Adult Reception” on the RSVP card (like in the bottom right corner)? The only kids will be FI’s nephew (6), my niece (8), my nephews (two – both 12). Would you still consider that to be an adult reception? I am including a blank for “X” seats have been reserved in your honor (as to avoid confusion) – but am now thinking I should include the “Adult Reception” line too.
Post # 3
I like the second wording better if you’re looking for the traditional wording. That’s what we used.
Post # 4
“Kindly” sounds nicer in my opinion. We used “kindly” in ours invites…
Post # 5
I like the seoncd wording better. About the adult reception – don’t put it if you will have any kids there (which it sounds like you will). Otherwise people will be ticked that you let some kids come and not theirs.
Just list who is invited on the envelope and have something like “__X__ seats have been reserved in your honor” and if they try to add their kids you just have to call and tell them that unfortunately you are trying to keep the wedding smaller, have space limitations, etc and cannot include their kids. But to tell people it is adults only and have some kids there isn’t right.
Post # 6
@FutureKMM – re: adult reception – thank you! That’s exactly what I was wondering. I figured since the kids were immediate family (and part of the ceremony) it would make sense – but I didn’t know if I was creating an issue because some kids would be there.
Post # 7
No problem! In my opinion, if someone wants to bring their kids and you give them the reasonings I suggested (you are trying to keep the wedding smaller, have space limitations, etc) or something similar, they are never going to question why the kids who are a part of your ceremony are there but their kids can’t be. But if you tell them its adults only, they will likely question why there are any kids there (even if the kids were in the ceremony).