Wish your wedding was spared from howling and whimpering of kids? Want to plan an adult-only wedding? Here’s a checklist to know what to do and how to plan the same.
A wedding is a very special day for a couple. So, if the bride or the groom does not want noisy kids ruining the day by yelling, running around, spilling food or trying to sneak into the bar, they have the right to keep kids out of the wedding. Adult only weddings are the latest trend in weddings and receptions. As the name clearly indicates, these weddings are strictly meant for adults, and no kids are invited.
Nevertheless, the couple getting married needs to understand that a lot of people, especially from their age group, will have small kids and not having them around can make parents uncomfortable and unable to enjoy the wedding. If you want your “adults only” wedding to be a grand hit, there are certain important aspects that you need to keep in mind.
Be Careful with the Invitation
Remember, a lot of people do not like to be told not to bring their kids to the wedding. When you write the invitation, make sure that there are no words such as “No kids please”, “kids are not allowed” or anything similar. “Adult-only” is a polite way of saying it. Also, make sure that you get the words “Adults only” printed on the invitation and avoid hand writing it at any cost. It seems offensive and is against wedding etiquette. If you want, you can also give genuine reasons such as “lack of space”. Do not give lame excuses which will be proven wrong on the wedding day. The concept of an “adult only” wedding is gradually being accepted by people. There are still many who find the concept offensive. So, be polite when you frame your invitation.
Consider Making Alternative Arrangements
It is very likely that a lot of your contemporaries have small kids and will not want to leave them back, either because the kids are too small or because they do not have a place where the child can be left. If there are many of your friends who face such a dilemma, think about arranging a baby sitter at a location close to the wedding. For example, if you have planned the wedding in the banquet hall of a hotel, you can probably book a room in the same hotel for the kids and leave them in charge of a reliable baby sitter. People with children will be more comfortable attending your wedding when they know that their kids are in safe hands.