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Hey ladies,

 

I'm getting married at a family friendly resort as we have a lot of guests who have small children and probably don't want to leave them behind for a week.

 

That said, I don't want children at the ceremony, nor the reception, and my fiance and I are going to pay for babysitting services for that evening. However, I have no clue how I word that on the RSVP cards. I was thinking something along the lines of:

 

"Your children are welcome to join us for the week, however for the ceremony and the reception, we will provide babysitting services for your children for the evening".

 

I don't know how to say it such that I don't sound like a complete jerk.

 

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That doesn't sound too bad. How about " we are excited that this can be a family vacation for our guests. During the adult ceremony and reception, we have arranged for child care on our resort so that the children can have their own party" maybe you can arrange for the kids to have their own reception? I'm not sure if the resort sitters do this, but I'm sure if you are providing the private sitting, they would be happy to help you arrange for whatever play activities you plan. Good luck

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This sounds great! And I love the idea of them having a little party too!

 

Originally Posted by Avelyad View Post

That doesn't sound too bad. How about " we are excited that this can be a family vacation for our guests. During the adult ceremony and reception, we have arranged for child care on our resort so that the children can have their own party" maybe you can arrange for the kids to have their own reception? I'm not sure if the resort sitters do this, but I'm sure if you are providing the private sitting, they would be happy to help you arrange for whatever play activities you plan. Good luck


 

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I like the "During the adult ceremony and reception..." part. That sounds a bit nicer for sure.

 

Originally Posted by Avelyad View Post

That doesn't sound too bad. How about " we are excited that this can be a family vacation for our guests. During the adult ceremony and reception, we have arranged for child care on our resort so that the children can have their own party" maybe you can arrange for the kids to have their own reception? I'm not sure if the resort sitters do this, but I'm sure if you are providing the private sitting, they would be happy to help you arrange for whatever play activities you plan. Good luck


 

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Ok, how about this?

 

We are excited that you and your family can join us!

 

During the adult ceremony and reception, we have arranged for child care at the resort such that the children can have their own celebration.

 

Please RSVP for the adults in your party only.

 

What do you guys think? Is the last part Jerk-ish?

 

 

 

 

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I think its perfect and don't think anyone will think twice about it.  Most realize you need a head count for food and chairs so asking for adult RSVPs is totally substantiated.

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I think this sounds subtle, yet to the point and guests will understand.
 

Originally Posted by pbrozek View Post

Ok, how about this?

 

We are excited that you and your family can join us!

 

During the adult ceremony and reception, we have arranged for child care at the resort such that the children can have their own celebration.

 

Please RSVP for the adults in your party only.

 

What do you guys think? Is the last part Jerk-ish?

 

 

 

 



 

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You might also want to know how many kids you'll need babysitters for?

 

Originally Posted by pbrozek View Post

Ok, how about this?

 

We are excited that you and your family can join us!

 

During the adult ceremony and reception, we have arranged for child care at the resort such that the children can have their own celebration.

 

Please RSVP for the adults in your party only.

 

What do you guys think? Is the last part Jerk-ish?

 

 

 

 



 

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