(Closed) RSVP No kids wedding

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d just call up and say I’m sorry no kids, unfortunately that means little Suzie wouldn’t be allowed to come. Then she’ll make some excuse, and I’d say I totally understand if you can’t make it but the wedding is going to be child/ infant free- I hope you can find a sitter/ make a portion of the wedding at least but I understand if you cannot.

End of story.

 

Post # 5
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1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

There’s always 1 isn’t there?

Id just call up the offending couple or email and say “I got your RSVP, and I’m so happy you (and spouse) will be able to attend the wedding. I noticed that you wrote in your RSVP “and family” and I’m really sorry if there was any confusion, but we are having an adults only reception, so children can’t be accommodated. If you need, I can try and help you find a babysitter for (child) for the night of the wedding. Or if you decide that you can’t find anyone to watch him (her) and you need to change your RSVP, let me know before X date.”

Post # 6
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@vmec:  +1

 

And if you really don’t mind the baby at the reception, mention that. But only if you are REALLY okay with it. Baby is probably still nursing or something.

Post # 8
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The “and family” part is worrisome. That could mean any number of people. Call them up and tell them you need to clarify the guests who will be attending and go from there.

If you can’t/ don’t want to include their baby, maybe offer up a referral for a babysitter for the ceremony ( if you are okay with baby attending the reception)?

Post # 9
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8461 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@tampalove35:  We have a kid free wedding, but we’re making the exception for 2 babies that are both under 1 year and traveling from out of state.  I personally don’t care about crying children, but my wedding is simply not child appropriate (since the babies can’t read, it’s not a big deal).  Maybe have them sit towards the back so they can remove the baby if it starts to cry?  I’d definitely call them either way to see how many “and family” is exactly.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@vmec:  +1000

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