How do you approach not inviting children?
Firstly, you should decide on a cut-off point, age-wise, for your invitations. Think about the ages of children your guests have. For example, if you say you aren’t inviting anyone under the age of 10, and you have relatives with children that are nine and 11, things might get awkward. It’s better to set your cut-off point so that it makes sense, such as not inviting anyone below the UK legal drinking age, to make sure you aren’t causing anyone to make difficult decisions.
Asking friends and family to not bring their children to a wedding can feel awkward. However, you need to keep in mind that it is your wedding and the final choice on who attends rests with you. Just give your guests plenty of notice that you aren’t including children in the wedding, so they can arrange childcare.
Some people might be upset with your decision, but don’t panic. Again, keep in mind that the decision was yours to make and explain your reasoning to them. You should stick to your decision too. Keep in mind that if you change your mind for one person you could cause more problems by upsetting guests.