We are having a kid-free wedding, but we aren't putting it anywhere on our invitation. We think it's rude to send someone an invite and then articulate who isn't invited. Instead we'll have "We've reserved _ seats in your honor" on our RSVP cards" and include it on our FAQ page with "Can I bring my kids?" question. Then we'll just tackle individual issues as they arise, I'm sure there will be a couple.
Our wedding is almost child free. We will only have our nieces at the wedding, who are also part of our ceremony. We just didn't invite kids, we didn't feel the need to write on the invitation who wasn't invited.
In planning a wedding, I've learned that people assume A LOT about what they're entitled to about your wedding! Including bringing their children, we love kids but just don't want them at our wedding (aside from our flower girls who are my nieces). I think the way we're doing it should be enough to get the point across, but unfortunately people aren't always as cooperative as we'd like them to be!
I put on my reception cards: To share in our happiness, please join us for an adult dinner and cocktail hour starting at five o’ clock. It’s subtle yet it’s there and so far so good. I have planned if anyone tries to debate it I’ll say we’d have 13 kids just from the bridal party alone..and joke and say at some point the kids will outnumber the adults!! Let’s not forget the cost of people per plate these days have increased significantly!!
We are having an 18+ wedding. On our save-the-dates we said "Due to the intimate nature of our wedding, we respectfully request an adult ceremony and reception (18+). Thank you for helping make our day special!" We will also have this on the RSVP part of our website and on our wedding invitations.
Ours said, “ Although we love your children we regretfully cannot accommodate them at the venue due to restricted numbers. We hope that you will see this as an opportunity to let your hair down and enjoy the party with us!”. We’ll have my nieces and grooms nephews but many of our guest with children were very excited to hear that we were doing a kid free wedding.
We addressed the invitations only to those invited and stated on our website that we can only accommodate those specifically invited due to space restrictions at our venue. We had zero issues with people assuming they could take their kids but we had a very small guest list with only a few people with children.
I had a kid free wedding, i put an FAQ on my website and explained that as much as we love our friends and family's little ones, we have decided to have a weekend without children, and we hoped that the advance notification would help them be able to celebrate with us. On our formal invite, I just put "adult only event"
Are you doing a wedding website? We have a FAQ page on our wedding website that addresses everything from bringing a guest, kids, and attire to bypass anybody asking you (even though they probably still will.) Don’t feel bad wanting your wedding to be child free! We kindly told people that we want them to enjoy their night out and not have to worry about kids. Giving people a lot of time to find a sitter is also considered.
We are having a kid free wedding (aside from our siblings - who will be flower girl and ring bearer) and we won’t be putting it on the invite at all. Our faq page on our wedding website indicates that kids are not invited.