No kids please! Nice Ways to Ask Guests Not to Bring Kids to your Wedding
It’s a question I get asked a lot – please help find some nice ways to ask guests not to bring kids to your wedding.
This is a really tricky topic but one which often comes up for many different reasons. Sometimes venues aren’t child friendly, or the bride and groom don’t want to have their beautifully planned event upset by unhappy babies or active and restless toddlers. Couples also want their guests to have a wonderful time and not being stressed out watching their kids.
Whatever the reason it is the right of every couple to decide who they want to come to their special day, but they worry that the decision to not include kids may offend some guests. Another common problem is even if you do find nice ways to ask guests not to bring kids to your wedding, some will still ignore your request and bring them anyway if the message isn’t clear enough.
I’ve come up with some suggested wording to help. You may like to write these messages on a separate card or on the RSVP card, rather than the main invitation, as this will reinforce your request.
Nice ways to ask guests not to bring kids to your wedding:
Adult Only Reception to Follow
While we love the little ones, this is an adult only affair
Due to limited space, we respectfully ask that children are not present at the reception
This is a day to enjoy yourself too! Leave the kids at home (or with our babysitter) and help us celebrate!
We are happy for children to attend our wedding ceremony, however the reception venue is not suitable for their attendance.
If you still think some of your friends and family will be offended, then why not organise a qualified child care worker or baby sitter to look after the youngsters in a specially set aside play space for the duration of the reception.