(Closed) RSVP’s excluding children

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010


You can print the number of invited people on the RSVP card.  If a couple  gets an RSVP card with a 2, they will know their kids aren’t invited.  Of course, address the invites to Mr. & Mrs. So-and-so, not The So-and-so Family.  Also, IMO, you could still say "Adults Only" if you want.  When people arrive and see your niece and nephew, they will just assume you made an exception for family, which is perfectly reasonable.  

Post # 4
78 posts
Worker bee

I think people should know based on which names are listed on the invitation.

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

We put on the bottom of our invitation:
‘Respectfully no children please.’
On our RSVP’s we wrote the number of guests attending.
 __ OF 2
Before we even sent our invitations out we let everyone know that it was an adult only wedding and reception.

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

on ours we put…

 "we have reserved ____ seats for you"

And it wasn’t necessarly that we didn’t WANT children at our wedding..we just don’t have SPACE for children.  I’m not going to reserve seats for infants and toddlers. 🙂  So…several couples are bringing their kids, and having them sit on their laps.

Post # 7
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I also printed our own reply cards.  It’s a little more work but I actually typed in the peoples names that were invited.  For example, our reply cards read Mr.& Mrs. John Doe,  Will Attend/ Will not attend, followed by the meal selections.

For the kids that we have invited, I put a little hand written note in the invitation saying the whole family is welcome.

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My mother just got an invite that worded it nicely…

"Due to space limitations, we regret that we are unable to include children"

We thought that was clear, kind, and understanable.

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