How To / Request No Children At Wedding

Hey friend!


Adult-only weddings is a widely debated topic at the moment. Do you feel bad for requesting no children on your wedding? STOP right now, thank you very much! (If you were born before 1990 you might hear that Spice Girls song ringing in your head right now)..

You shouldn't feel guilty for not wanting children at your wedding. Remember, your wedding day is YOUR day and YOU should be the one deciding if you want it to be an adult-only day. 

So, I wanted to give you my best wording tips on how to politely request no children on your wedding invitation or rsvp card, without annoying your guests. 



  • With respect, we wish for our special day to be adult-only.
  • We respectfully request no children under 16 on our special day



  • Children are very welcome to attend the ceremony. However, we wish for the reception to be adults-only.
  • Adult (16 and older) reception to follow.
  • Please join us for an adult-only reception at 5 pm.


SUGAR COAT IT (in a few different ways)

  • To give all our guests the opportunity to celebrate with us without having to worry about little eyes and ears, we politely request no children.
  • We love to watch children run and play, but this is an adults-only kind of day.
  • We love kids, but on our wedding day we want everyone to focus on having a good time without worries.
  • To make sure everyone has a relaxing day, we kindly ask you to leave your little ones at home on our special day.
  • We want you to feel free and let loose on the dance floor, so we´ve decided to make our special day adults-only.



  • We are very sorry, but our venue is unfortunately unable to accommodate children.
  • Regrettably our chosen venue is unable to accommodate children.



  • Respectfully, an adult occasion (16+). Infants under 12 months welcome.
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