An Adult Only Affair:

How to let your guests know it is a child free day.

A Hidden Gem

A no children zone.

Everyone in their lives are at different stages, some might have started their family before getting married. We are all different. However, it is YOUR big day and you have opted for a ‘no child zone’ how do you tell your potential guests without upsetting them?

It might be the case that you have a large guest list already and you would just like to keep track on numbers. Let’s think of a few ways you could tackle this conversation with some tactfully put words. I am sure you won’t be the first or the last to need this.

 

Small budget or tight for space.

“Although we adore your children, due to budget restrictions we ask only adults may attend.”

“We are terribly sorry but our chosen venue is unable to accommodate children.”

 “Although we love your children, we regretfully cannot accommodate them at the venue due to restricted numbers.”

 

 

“Two seats have been reserved in your honour. Please let us know if you will be joining us!”

“Due to limited venue space, adults only please.”

“Due to budget/space limitations, we are unable to extend the invitation to children.”

 

Short and sweet but to the point.

“Please join us for an adult reception at seven o’clock.”

“Please note this will be an adults-only celebration.”

“Adult (18 and older) reception to follow.”

“We respectfully request no children under 16 at the reception.”

“Although we love your little ones, this is an adult only affair.”

“The bride and groom request that this be an adults-only reception.”

“Please celebrate with us at an adults-only reception immediately following the ceremony.”

“Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children – thank you for your understanding.”

Let your hair down kind of a do!

“To allow all wedding guests, including parents, a night of relaxation and uninhibited revelry, we respectfully ask that no children attend the reception.”

“We love your kids but thought you might like a night off. Adults only please!”

“To give all our guests the opportunity to celebrate without having to worry about little eyes and ears, we politely request no children.”

 

“To allow all guests to relax and enjoy themselves, we have chosen to make our special day adults only. We thank you for your understanding.”

 “We hope you will understand our decision to make the wedding children-free, and take the opportunity to let your hair down and celebrate in style!”

 

Just for the family, to include newborns, nieces and nephews!

“Children of immediate family only please.”

“Respectfully, an adult occasion (18+). Infants under 12 months welcome.”

“Due to limited numbers, we hope you appreciate that children are only invited if named.”

“Unfortunately we are only able to accommodate children in the wedding party at our reception.”

“Unfortunately due to space limitations, we are having an adults-only reception. The only children attending are those who are part of our wedding party. If anyone needs help with making arrangements for child care, please let us know and we will do our best to assist.”

 

 

“To allow all guests to relax and enjoy themselves, we have chosen to make our special day adults only. We thank you for your understanding.”

 “We hope you will understand our decision to make the wedding children-free, and take the opportunity to let your hair down and celebrate in style!”