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  • Tracy Fink

Kid-Free Wedding Invitation Wording

Updated: May 26, 2021

As a grown adult preparing to walk down the aisle, you should feel confident enough to express to your guests your specific wants and needs especially regarding your wedding.

But the fear of disappointing your family and friends may have you second-guessing your desire to host a kid-free wedding.

Regardless of why you're choosing to disinvite the 18-and-under crowd to your special day, you should always be mindful of how you phrase this request. Always embrace the topic with class.

It's helpful to make your desire known in your invitation wording.

Below are a few ways to disinvite the kids but with kindness:

"Please join us for an adult reception at six o'clock."

"Please note this will be an adults-only celebration."

"We respectfully request no children under 16 at the reception."

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

If you still feel pressured to have kids but don't want them in your reception, hire a babysitter and set up a separate area in the venue where they can have their own space with different activities like coloring, games, etc. Just be mindful that they need to tell you how many kids are coming and the ages as you don't want to overwhelm the person helping.

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