(Closed) Would I be out of line to put an age limit for my guests?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
556 posts
Busy bee

@lindseyl06:  what kind of venue do you have?

i had a coworker that had an adults reception. it was an inn and she had the whole house.

she had a room off to the side with a hired babysitter (family friend) and all the kids were entertained in there–movies, games, etc. this way she didnt have to worry about cost when factoring them in per head. she just fed them chicken nuggets and borrowed games & movies. maybe you can have someone host a kids party somewhere on or off site. i think most people are just worried about paying for a babysitter. i know i wouldnt personally be offended by an adults only reception… but you know your social circle best.

Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think it would be difficult to get away with “no kids under 5” but perfectly acceptable to say no children allowed. Do you really think members of your *bridal party* wouldn’t show up over this? It seems that if they are close enough to you stand beside you at the ceremony, they should be able to leave the kids with a sitter if that is your decision. 

I really don’t think this is unreasonable, as I have heard of many weddings not inviting children. 

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