(Closed) should i write this on my wedding website for no children

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think I would get the point. I did something similar but people are still calling to ask if their child can come. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just sent mine out and under reception I wrote “We look forward to dancing the night away with all the special people in our lives. Due to the venue size, we have been limited to an adult-only reception. We thank you in advance for your understanding.”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@budsbride…um, totally stealing that and putting it on out wedding webpage. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@budsbride – that’s a great way to phrase it! I’m going to “borrow” it too – hope you don’t mind since we’re both WI brides!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have kids, and thats a totally nice way to say it, and unless your outright stupid, you should get that you don’t bring your kids!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I think using caps lock is a little much. If it were me I wouldn’t even put “ADULT CEREMONY AND RECEPTION” at the top, and just keep the “Formal adult event” under each section. But if you are really concerned that everyone will still try to bring their kids, you should leave the heading (but not all in caps).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with Jacqi – don’t use all caps – that looks like you’re yelling “WE HATE KIDS!” or something, haha.  Just have it say “Adult Ceremony and Reception”.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Phew I’m glad you like it and all are more than welcome to use it too! I hope people get the point. :0)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I wish there were a better way to word this. Whenever I read “adult” I imagine adult as in porno wedding.

Sorry to be unhelpful. I wish I had a suggestion for you. Smile

I have a gutter mind.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I actually wrote a little paragraph on our site. I said something along the lines of:

Although we would love to celebrate with all of our family and friends, it just isn’t possible financially or physically due to the nature of our venue. For this reason, we are limiting children to first cousins only, blah blah blah.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think it’s fine.  My sister and friends with children all say they pay very close attention to the envelopes in which invitations arrive.  They definitely read between the lines so when it says “Mr & Mrs. John Smith” instead of “Mr & Mrs John Smith and children” or “Mr & Mrs John Smith, Joshua and Maggie,” they know it means the kiddies are NOT invited.  Of course, not everybody is always so observant and some people assume you ‘forgot’ to include the kids’ names.  Our reception was all adults, too, but we provided childcare in the hotel so in addition to keeping kids’ names off the envelopes, we had a line about “Childcare provided” on the same insert card along with hotel and transportation info.  🙂

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree that the All Caps is a little much.  Also, not that many of your guests are going to visit your website. That’s what I discovered from our wedding and other friend’s weddings.  I like how budsbride worded it.

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