How do I ask guests to leave their children at home?
Question: How do you request that there are 'no children' to be at the ceremony and reception?
Answer: by The Knot
A wedding invitation should always stipulate every person who is being invited. For example if the wording states that Kerry & Robert Smith are invited they should presume it is only the two of them, not their children, being invited. However to ensure it’s perfectly clear you might want to consider hand writing a separate card which explains the venue has a no-children policy (or whatever other reason you have decided to go with ‘no children’) and provide details of childminding facilities close by.
A follow up call once the invites have been sent is also a good idea, in which you can stress how important it is that the parents are able to come along. Ask if they would be interested in you organising a pop-up creche for the evening – you can then hire sitters and book a hotel suite nearby with plenty of food and entertainment to keep all the kids busy. This will also ensure that there is somewhere to direct any children that do rock up uninvited with their parents – though you may want to let these ones stay for the ceremony so their parents don’t become flustered relocating them right before you are due to exchange vows.
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