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How do you politely say "No Children Allowed" on RSVP Invites?

Posted by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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OK - so my sister is getting married and she's about to design the wording on her RSVP cards. She wants to politely say "no children allowed" but here's the caviat to all of this, she will be ALLOWING the bridal parties' kids to attend but that's about it - a total of 3 toddlers and 1 8-year old.

She does not want to offend anyone but she does not want any guests either to give a dirty look to the parents of those that were allowed to bring kids.

All 4 kids are the bride's nephews...and 2 of the 4 are part of the bridal party.

Any thoughts?

by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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dearprudence90
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:58 PM

adult only affair

I guess would be a good way of wording it.

 

Get ready for a back lash though from some people, but  tell you sister to look at it this way if there going to throw a fit over that the shouldnt attend anyways  

babybratnc
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:58 PM

no clue, but here is a bump

two4one
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:58 PM

She shouldn't have to say no children. She can just put  to _____ and adult guest on the inviation.

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chiquis
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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We have considered no kids at our wedding but NO kids at all. I would never say so and so's kids are allowed but no yours. Thats rude.

However in the invites just put adult only reception or something like that.  

yotamomof4
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM

bump 

sharonrena
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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 I found this online...

6. Avoid Saying “No Children, Please” on the Invitation

Some couples don't mind having children at their ceremony and reception; others do. The question is how to handle the latter situation. The easiest way is to address the invitation only to the adults. If they R. S. V. P. and include their children, contact them immediately and explain the situation. Also, be fair when it comes to children. Either all children are invited or none (except for those in the wedding party) are. It isn't fair to your guests to pick and choose which children are allowed to attend.

ForeverMeme
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Don't use the word NO. People hate it, lol. Say adults only please. 

August07Mom
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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Personally, if there were going to be kids there and I was told I couldn't bring mine, I would be offended no matter how it was worded, and probably would not attend.  No kids means NO KIDS.

theskillfactor
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM


Quoting babybratnc:

no clue, but here is a bump


TraceNspace
by on Apr. 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM

I don't think there's any way to put it that won't get you some dirty looks.


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