We are asked by customers on a regular basis how to tactfully inform their guests that they would prefer their wedding day to be child free on their wedding invitations. This can be quite tricky as it could potentially offend some wedding guests if not worded in a polite and respectful manner.
Another popular dilemma is how to invite some children but not others. One very obvious solution would be to make sure you omit the child’s/children’s name/s from the invitation and envelope. The guest should then assume that the child is not invited. Unfortunately this is not specific enough for some people, which is where the etiquette comes in. We usually suggest a line or two of text at the very bottom of the invitation (or on a seperate insert), in a smaller sized text.
TIP: Try to avoid saying “No children”, it can come across as being a bit abrupt and rude. Here is a selection of our favourite and most popular phrases.....
You may wish to add on a specific reason in order to explain your decision in finer detail…
To finish, we have saved the most difficult until last. How to invite some children, but not others…
Arlene, Owner of Cookstown Crafty Creations & Cookstown Wedding Stationery.