(Closed) What is the proper etiquette to state ‘no kids allowed’?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
11 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

If I were you, I’d do it like piglet.  The proper etiquette would be to specifically mention on the invite who is invited.  Mentioning number of seats helps with clarification.  Saying “adults-only reception” or something along those lines I would stay away from, because it’s not proper etiquette to mention who is excluded or otherwise not invited.

Post # 18
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We also went with a plainly stated “Adult reception” on the Reception Card.

Post # 19
2492 posts
Buzzing bee

Proper etiquette says that you only write the names of those invited, and that if anyone rsvps for additional people to call them up and explain that you are unable to accommodate anyone whose name is not listed. It is actually bad manners, contrary to popular belief, to say anything at all on the invite about it being an adult only function.

Post # 20
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are in the same boat and I am really worried about it. I don’t want to hurt peoples feelings but we also can’t afford to have children there.

Would it not be enough to address the envelope to the guests? I really need to do something extra on the response cards?


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