How to (properly) not invite kids to your wedding

Out of all of the inquiries that come in, the comments on social media, and the bride followers who ask me for help with their wedding plans, there is one question that comes up more often than the others. And I mean FAR more often than the rest.

wording wedding invitations for no kids

"How do I word my invitations if I am not inviting the kids?"

You don't want to be rude. You don't want to have to un-invite them after their parents add them to the RSVP card. And you just want an adult-only party. And that's fine!

And the way to word your invitations is much easier than you think! All you have to do is copy and paste the below statement:

We have reserved ___ seats in your honor.

Keep your invitations the same and keep your RSVP's the same. No need to write "Adults Only" or "No Kids" because that's a bit harsh in my eyes. But by adding that one short sentence on your RSVP card, all of your problems will be magically solved!


And here is how it works:

On each RSVP card, before you send them out, you will write a number on each:

If there is a "1" on that line, they know that they are not allowed to invite a date.

If there is a "2" on that line, then they know that the kids are going to need a babysitter.

And if there is a "5" on that line, then they know that the whole family is invited!

Not only is it a great way to keep the kids away, but a great way of telling someone that they aren't allowed a plus one!

And it's as easy as that!


Quick Tip

If you want to help out those parents with kids, I would highly recommend hiring a babysitter or two - you can pay or have the parents split it. Keep them in a side room, a hotel room, or at someone's home nearby and voila! The kids will enjoy their night far more watching Frozen and playing with trucks anyways...well I guess it just depends on the kids ;)

how to word wedding invitations for no kids