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What percentage of weddings are adult only?
Putting this on your wedding invites in an easy way helps deter people from bringing them to your wedding day. In fact, it’s becoming more commonplace. According to Wedding Wire, in 2014 just 9\% of couples had an adults-only wedding, in 2020 that number just to 16\%.
Is it OK to put adults only on wedding invitation?
Though some people avoid it, Swann says there’s absolutely nothing wrong with stating clearly that the occasion is adults-only. You can include this on the main invite or the RSVP card. “This is an adult-only occasion.”
Is it rude to have an adult only wedding?
It’s not rude to have an adult reception. However, you have to be prepared that some OOT guests will choose note to attend since it makes child care arrangements difficult for them. There is no polite way to explicitly say it on the invites. Do not put “Adult Reception” or “Adults Only” on the invitation.
Is it tacky to not have a wedding reception?
Nothing is wrong with having a wedding ceremony, sans a reception. Suggest you let everyone know you want them to be present when you are married. There is no reception.
How do you word an invitation for adults only?
“We respectfully request no children under 16 at the reception.” “Although we love your little ones, this is an adult only affair.” “The bride and groom request that this be an adults-only reception.” “Please celebrate with us at an adults-only reception immediately following the ceremony.”
How do you invite adults only to a wedding?
Another way to subtly communicate the number of invited wedding guests is to state it on the wedding invitation and any correspondence. Putting “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” on the printed invitation can articulate it’s an event reserved solely for adults.
How do you become an adult only wedding?
- Do Properly and Carefully Address Your Invitations.
- Don’t Print “Adults Only” on the Invitations.
- Do Mention It on Your Wedding Website.
- Do Have a Flower Girl and Ring Bearer at the Ceremony (If You Want)
- Don’t Make It an “Adults-Mostly” Reception.
- Do Call Anyone Who Assumes Their Kids Are Invited.
- Don’t Waver.
What can I do instead of a reception?
Cheap wedding reception alternatives you should consider:
- Cocktail reception. Skip the expensive linens and complicated place settings.
- Wedding brunch or tea. For many, brunch is the most important meal of the day!
- Onsite food truck.
- Specialty stations.
- Serve Bar Snacks.
Can you have children in Your Wedding Party and reception?
While you can have children in your wedding party and still have an adults-only reception, be mindful not to bend the rules for other people with children. If you let some guests bring their families and not others, it might look like you hand selected which children were and weren’t invited—which could lead to a pretty uncomfortable situation.
How can I plan a wedding reception for my guests?
You could hire a professional nanny service to supervise in a nearby space at your reception site. Work with your nanny service to plan special, age-appropriate activities like crafts and games, and plan meals that are kid friendly and fun, like a pizza-making class or a breakfast-for-dinner mini buffet.
Should you hire a babysitter for your adult-only wedding?
If you’re having an adults-only wedding, it is a kind gesture to help your guests find childcare. Ask your networks for babysitter recommendations, or go above and beyond and hire a babysitting service to watch the kids (in a separate room, of course) at your venue. Your guests will appreciate any assistance you can provide.
Should you have a kid-free wedding ceremony?
Now, your guests will have to not only find childcare for part of your wedding, but also a caretaker who can pick up the little ones and transport them home or to a hotel. Having both a kid-free ceremony and reception will actually save parents from a logistical nightmare. Don’t put “no kids” on the invitation.