Is it rude to request on our invitations that we want it to be adults only?? What's a good way to word that without coming off wrong?
Not at all. You can just write " Adults only reception" or something similar. As a consideration you could maybe get a few numbers of reliable babysitters for out of town guests too
No I most definitely dont think its rude. Adults only affair
We did "Adults only reception"...we havent gotten any additude back so it muct be okay...lol
This is not rude at all! A lot of people do this these days. Here are some tread with the same subject were you can find idea of wording:
Definitely not rude at all! :)
It's so interesting how the different "communities" of brides see things so differently. I'm frequently on the forums/boards on The Knot, and I've seen people ask this question there and most of the answers were the opposite of the answers here. They says it's really rude and that you should just address the invite to the couple and they should know that means no kids.
I have kids and I personally wouldn't be offended if I received an invite that said Adult only reception.
Not rude. Sounds great!
That's what we did, people just have to deal!
I wrote, "Adult Only Reception" and I really haven't heard much about it. I did however have one person, who is a single further oversees in Africa stating that he is having a hard time finding someone in his home country to watch his daughter for such an extended period of time if he comes to our wedn. We made an exception for him, she can play with our nieces but that is where I draw the line.
I know there is a lot of etiquette, and we all believe in some of them to some extent but you have to sometimes deviate from what is sociably acceptable.
We only put the two guests on the envelope and on the inside we stated "We reserved two seats in your honor of attendance." Most of our single friends felt that they didn't have to bring a date if they didn't want too. But they understood why we phrased it that way.
on the RSVP after the line where the guest writes their name we added "Number of Adults Attending _____" So that they could write the total for us. We haven't had one person add their child in :)
Thank you for all the feedback ladies! I don't feel so bad now :)