Look for some suggestions on how to invite no kids.. except for the 2 teenagers who are first cousins to the groom. We have a lot of baby’s and toddlers in the immediate family and other children of friends. We would like to have an over 18s wedding but the groom has two younger cousins who will be 15 and 17 who we would like to invite… suggestions?!
We had no kids at our wedding as well except for our own child who's 5 our flower girl who's 7 and my husbands niece and nephew who are 8 and 11. We addressed our invitations as person/s & family (for ex. Meghan & Tyler and family) everyone else just got invites with the person/s names we were inviting (ex. Meghan & Tyler)
We had a kid free wedding, and along with allocating a certain amount of seats per invite (we have reserved x amount of seats in your honour", we also added a note on our invitations that said "We love your kids.. but thought you might like a night off! Adults only please!"
We are having a "kid-free" wedding, aside from those in our wedding party (jr. Groomsman, jr. bridesmaid, flower girl, and 2 ring security), and my sister's grandkids (all kids are over age of 6) - if the parents of said kids want to find alternative arrangements for their kids, after dinner, they can, or the kids can stay...Our friends with kids all understand this, and are good with it
I can relate to this! My husband has 4 children ages 10-16 and I have two nieces ages 14 and 15 and we knew we wanted them there but my cousins children ages 4-7 not so much so we just let them know "looking to give you guys a night out without the kiddos!" and it was received well. If anyone did ask we just would have said these are the immediate children to us so that's why we had them there not too mention they were not little ages so I think it is different. Either way, do not feel bad about it and just make sure you are clear : )
We are having a no kids wedding, the way I did it is I put the two persons name with no + 1. Some actually put it on the invitation 18+ only. It's a touchy subject, but you will soon get a lot of messages from Brides and Grooms that had a no kid rule at the wedding and how they did theirs.