5 Ways to Communicate That Your Wedding is For Adults Only
Let's be honest. With COVID-19 still lingering and venues having to limit the capacity of your guest count, you're being very selective about who's going to make the guestlist for your wedding. Long-distance cousins, co-workers, and long-lost relatives are being second-guessed. However, what about children? With no bad intentions on your part, how do you tell others that your wedding will be for adults only? We've got you covered in our 5 Ways to Communicate That Your Wedding is For Adults Only.
1. Include it On Your Wedding Invitations
First on our list of 5 Ways to Communicate That Your Wedding is For Adults Only is to include it on your wedding invitations. This can help to prevent any misunderstandings. You can write the exact person's name on the invitation that is invited to the wedding also. Be sure to do this very carefully. You would not want to offend any guest that might have children. You can say something like, "although we love kids, this will be an adult-only affair. Never say "adults-only."
2. Stand Firm
If you plan on not having children at your wedding, another thing on our 5 Ways to Communicate That Your Wedding is For Adults Only, is to stand firm. This is your wedding. And, because your guest list is already limited, due to the pandemic, don't back down! However, be prepared to defend yourself against angry family members and other parents that have children but stand firm! You may suggest a babysitting service for those with children who would like to attend your wedding.
3. Put it On Your Wedding Website
Putting it on your wedding website is also on our 5 Ways to Communicate That Your Wedding is For Adults Only. Putting it in writing on your website can let those traveling to attend your wedding know in advance what your expectations are regarding children at your wedding. This way there won't be any surprises and people won't assume just because they traveled to attend your wedding that they are allowed to bring their children.
4. Get People Talking
There's no better way to get the word out that your wedding is for adults only than word of mouth. Ask your family members and bridal party for help in letting others know that your wedding day is for adults-only.
5. Phone Those That May Assume Their Children Are Invited
There is no better way to alleviate any misunderstandings than to face them head-on. If you know someone with children that may assume their children are the exception to the "no children rule", phone them ahead of time. Inform them about your decision regarding having children at your wedding. Also, don't allow this child to come but not that child. That is a sure way to get people upset. For those children that may serve as the ring bearer and flower girl, arrange for the venue nanny service (if they have one), to entertain the children, after their roles have been fulfilled.
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