(Closed) Should I invite the children?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our invitation stated on the very last line: Adult Only Please.

I don’t care what people think, this is what we want and that’s that.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have you spoken to the actual parents of the children? We were planning to invite 4 small children, but after talking to the parents we learned that the parents really were looking forward to a night out, so were planning on a babysitter anyways!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s a personal choice.  If you don’t want children there (and I’m on that side of the debate), then stick to your guns say Adults Only in some form on the invite, but you’ll have to accept that some people will refuse to come without their children and that you might get flack for it. 

-Good Luck

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Personally I want kids there.  They are part of the family too and I would have more fun with them there.  I do understand your concerns though, I’m already at 30 kids meals with more to come.  I think its fine to put it on the invitation, its your decision in the end.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Does your caterer offer reduced prices on kids’ meals? If not, and you want to invite more adults, I would skip the little ones.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

IMO children have no place at a wedding… My nephew who is the ring-bearer is not attending the reception…  We have a suite at the hotel next door, i told my sister she can have a babysitter stay with him there until the reception is over and then she can take him home… the ceremony is at 8pm… much more after 8 and he will be a cranky cranky beast…  Were saying Adult reception to follow on our invitations and no one under the age of 16 is invited with 1 exception.. and shes 12 its not like shes a baby…. I say stick to your guns… its NOT their wedding its yours…

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