Adult Only Wedding Reception


Adult Only Wedding Reception

Hi guys, it’s Marsha here, coming back to you again with some creative ways to share with your guests that your wedding is an adult only wedding reception. Whelp, you’ve been dreaming of that “perfect” adult only reception minus the little ones, but your fear is sharing your decision with the guests or even with your better half who loves kids. Fear no more, my friend!

Prior to mailing your invitations or your save the date cards, consider reserving a separate room inside the venue so you can hire a certified baby sitter from {Care.com} or another trusted site. Make this room kid friendly by providing food {pizza or chicken nuggets, sparkling cider, and of course sweet treats}, fun {a boom box with their favorite hits}, movies and games for children seven to 17 years old. Please check with your venue coordinator prior to making this official. I really encourage this route if your wedding is a destination wedding, especially if you really want that parent there to celebrate with you. Technically, this will still give you an adult only wedding reception. If this doesn’t appeal to you, start with informing the guests verbally; it’s best to pick up the phone to gently break the news, just remember to be firm with your decision.

One of our clients {now Mr. & Mrs. Melhado} delivered the message on such a positive note that no one was offended, instead they agreed. There was one couple there with a new born that did not have a chance to hit the dance floor to sway to the beat of their favorite tunes, until this mother of two {with right hand waiving in the air, that’s me} came running to their rescue. I offered to hold their little one so they could have enjoyed themselves while our team was on down time until it was time to start packing up. It’s also very hard to avoid children if you’re planning to have a flower girl or ring bearer, as you are probably going to invite their parent{s}.

Now that you’ve made that dreaded phone call or paid them a visit to have the “adult only reception” chat; now it’s time to start adding a simple but direct message on your wedding website, your save the date cards, or the reception card inside your invitation. Check out a few tips & ideas {below the photos} from Brittany & Jason’s amazing wedding, that was an adult only wedding reception.

Adult Only Wedding Reception

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Adult Only Wedding Reception

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Adult Only Wedding Reception

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Adult Only Wedding Reception

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Adult Only Wedding Reception

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Adult Only Wedding Reception

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Adult Only Wedding Reception

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 5 ways to break the news – Adult Only Wedding Reception:

#5… “You deserve to have fun without your little ones. This can be a well deserved date night.” This is what our groom Jason shared with his guests, he almost played the guilt trip on the couple. His guests appreciated that his wedding was going to be an adult only wedding reception.

#4… The venue is not kid friendly as your entire event is going to be outdoors surrounded by a huge lake.

#3…The environment will not be kid friendly as there will be loud music possibly with profane language, risky garter removal and God only knows what else can happen.

#2..The wedding is an evening event with a really late end time.

#1…You’re not comfortable with children being around some of your guests who will be consuming alcoholic beverages as there will be an open bar.

Photographer | ArtPhotoSoul Photographers



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