If you decide to host an adult-only wedding, you should specify whether that means for the entire wedding day or just the reception and make it clear on your invitations. It is also common and acceptable to make exceptions for children of close family and infants. Below you'll find some examples of wording you can use, for more wording examples to use on your invitations, you can search our guides:
For modern style wording:
Examples for modern wording for wedding invites
For traditional style wording:
Examples of traditional wording for wedding invites
For more examples on how to politely say 'no children please':
How to say "no children" on your wedding invitations
For examples on how to politely say 'no gifts please':
How to say 'no gifts' on your wedding invitations
To learn how to address your wedding envelopes:
How to address wedding envelopes
so book yourselves a babysitter,
come and have a carefree time!
to children of the immediate wedding party.
We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that
you can still join us to celebrate our special day.
a day of relaxation we have chosen for our
wedding day to be an adult only occasion.
We hope this advance notice means you are still able
to share our big day and will enjoy having the day off!
we politely request no children.
not be able to accommodate any children.
we will not be able to accommodate children,
other than close family and babes-in-arms.
we are unable to accommodate children at our event.
We hope you can use this as an opportunity to take a break
and let your hair down instead!