Do You Have to Provide a Babysitting Service If You're Having an Adults-Only Reception?

Etiquette, Kids

After you and your fiancé decide that you don't want any children at your wedding, you want to clear up all the confusion with your guests. Here are some things to know if you're on the fence of providing babysitting.

Having an an adults-only reception is totally acceptable. Plus, your guests will enjoy having a night out without their little ones. But you need to let your family and friends about your no-kids-allowed rule as soon as possible. First, don't put "adults-only" on your invitation. It's a bit insensitive and too-in-your-face. Instead, spread the news by word-of-mouth. First, tell your parents and bridal party, and ask them to let other guests know if asked. Though it's not appropriate to write the rule on your invites, you can put the information on your wedding website.

See more: Cute Ways to Keep Your Guests Comfortable on Your Wedding Day

Once you let guests know there will be no kids, it's time to consider hiring a babysitting service. Not only is providing a sitter extremely thoughtful, it will put less stress on your guests on having them find their own babysitter for the night. They will appreciate this gesture.

Having a babysitting service at your wedding will make it easier for relatives and out-of-town guests with kids to come celebrate with you. Yes, it takes a bit more planning, but it's worth it if there's some leftover money in your budget. Your guests won't have to worry about their kids, and you won't have to either.

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