How To Have A "No Kids" Wedding

Central California Wedding Planner

A "No Kid" Wedding

The wedding guest list, in our opinion, is one of the biggest undertakings when planning your wedding. Finding that golden number and compiling that perfect list takes time, and more often than not I find couples asking, "Should we invite kids?"

Sorry to say, but there is no right or wrong answer. There are several valid reasons for not inviting children to the wedding, but there's also no reason to explain your decision. If you're thinking of leaving the little ones out, here are a few tips to properly inform your guests. 

 

1. INVITATION ADDRESSING

The first step to acknowledge who is and is not invited is by properly addressing your invitations. I know, there are some people who completely overlook this detail, but it still needs to be done. 

 

2. SAY IT IN ON THE INVITATION

One way to reiterate a "No Kids" wedding is by stating it somewhere within your invitation suite. I prefer to place it somewhere along the bottom of the invitation, since it will be seen by everyone. A simple phrase such as "Adult Reception Only" or "No Children Please" is straight and to the point. 

 

3. GIVING A FINITE NUMBER

Putting a specific number on your response card is a great way to indicate how many people are actually invited. You can easily say, "We've reserved ____ seats for you!"

 

4. BE HONEST

People appreciate honesty, so don't be afraid to tell your guests that you intend to party. Tell them to make it a date night and have a blast!