As you begin planning your guest list and working through your invitations, the topic of inviting children may come up. This topic is a bit tricky. No one wants their feelings hurt, or to hurt feelings so we thought it would be best to offer up easy solutions. There is a graceful and respectful way to propose an adults-only wedding day to your guests. To avoid hurt feelings or confusion, we’ve collected some wise words from our Valservenience teams to make this easy!
You can always be more “directive” with the invitations without being rude & it is totally OK!
Addressing the names of guests specifically may help to avoid any challenges or confusion.
Update your wedding website to include your “Adult Ceremony & Reception”
Following the ceremony information on your invitation, use appropriate text. Something like “Adult reception” is perfect!
On the response card, you can write something like “We have reserved ____ seats in your honor” so you can write in their allowed number of guests for each invite. This works well with plus 1’s too!
Another option is: #____Adults Will Be Attending
Avoid hurt feelings but stay firm on the decision. Also, it is advised to not write “no kids” on your invitations.