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How to say “No Kids” on the Wedding Invitation

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Kids are fun and adorable, but you’ve decided not to have them at your wedding, and that’s totally fine. Accommodating for kids at a wedding is a challenge and you want your guests to enjoy themselves just as much as you do. 

I’ve compiled a list of common ways to say “No Kids” on your wedding invitation. I think it’s best to keep it short and simple. You can place any of these examples at the bottom of the invite or on the RSVP card.


“Adult only ceremony and reception”


“Adult only affair”


“With respect, we would like our special day to be an adult only occasion”


“Whilst children are welcome to attend the ceremony, we request no children at the reception”


“Management request no children under 16 years of age”


“We respectfully request no children under 16 at the reception”


“Sweet dreams to children under 16”


Communicating this message to your family and friends is not always easy, and no matter how you say it, just be prepared for that one person who will ask, “Can I bring my child to your wedding?” The most important thing to remember is to be polite and gently explain your reasons. Don’t feel guilty about saying no – it is your wedding!

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