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How to Politely Say “No Kids” at Your Wedding

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

How to say no kids at your wedding

Photo by Conner Koch Photography

Some couples are completely okay with having kids at their event. However, some aren’t, and want their wedding day to be a kid-free affair. How do you politely let your guests know that kids are not welcome?

Here are a few ways to word your no kids preference:

  1. "Although we adore your little ones, we kindly request to leave them at home and take the night off to celebrate with us."

  2. "Due to venue restrictions, we unfortunately cannot have your little ones in attendance. This will be an adult only event."

  3. "We’ve decided to make our wedding a kid-free event. We understand that this won’t work for all of our guests, know that we respect your RSVP decision either way!"

  4. "Due to venue restrictions, children under the age of 16 are regretfully unable to attend, but we’re currently brainstorming childcare options for your convenience."

  5. "To give all of our guests, including parents, the opportunity to celebrate without having to worry about little eyes and ears, we have decided to make our event a kid-free affair."

If you’re inviting some children, but not all, here’s a good way to word it: "Due to space restrictions, we are unfortunately only able to extend invitations to the children of our immediate family members. We hope you understand and can’t wait to celebrate with you!"

If you put this information on your invitations, shorten it by saying “Adult only affair”, or an equivalent of this. However, if you have a wedding website, putting this information on your website only, will suffice. This information commonly goes under the “Q & A” tab on your wedding website.

You can even go above and beyond and research nannies or babysitters in the area. Add that information to your wedding website, and parents can take it from there!

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