No Children at the Reception- can I include this on my wedding invitation?

No Children”

Can I put “No Children” on my wedding invitation? This is a question that comes up occasionally while we are meeting with brides.

It is not proper etiquette to put “No Children” anywhere on your wedding invitation or on your wedding invitation inserts. But don’t fret, here are some ideas to help you!

Make sure you address your wedding invitations properly- Address the wedding invitation to exactly who you want to invite.  If you have an inner and an outer envelope, only include the names of the parents on both envelopes.

Change the wording on your RSVP card to read– We have reserved ___ seats for you at the wedding reception, and include a line for the names of people attending.  If using a traditional RSVP card format just be aware of how may guests are listed on the RSVP. If you see the name of a child on the RSVP, call the parents and explain that you are not having children at the wedding reception due to cost or venue.

Spread the Word– This is the best way to let everyone know that you will not be having children at your wedding. Let your friends and family help you get the word out that your wedding will be an “Adult Only Affair”.

Set and age limit- You may want older children to be invited to the wedding.  You can do this by adding their name along with their parents names to the wedding invitations outer and inner envelopes. But once you make your decision, make no exceptions- this can cause even more hurt feelings.

Enclose a personal note to friends/family that you know will be upset by your decision. Explain to them that the cost, or size of venue is preventing your from including children.

Get the names of a few local babysitters– If you have out of town guests coming with children, provide them with names of a local babysitter they can hire during the wedding reception to watch their kids at the hotel they are staying at, or at a relatives house.  This information can be included in a personal note to your guest.

Managing your guest list can be the most challenging part of planning your wedding. Try not to get discouraged or overwhelmed. This is your day, surround yourself with supportive family and friend to help you manage and plan your wedding.

Custom Wedding Invitations

I am drooling over the new papers from Envelopments.  They have a gorgeous Peony paper (shown), beautiful prints, and some new shades in their matte and metallic papers.  We love showing brides the beautiful swatch books and all of the choices they have when designing custom wedding invitations. Designing custom wedding invitations can be daunting, but don’t worry!  Allison and I can guide you through the process making it painless and fun.

We first bring out the swatchbooks!  You can feel the paper and see the actual colors. We narrow down your wedding colors, choosing at least 3 different shades.  We then choose the type of pocket you want, or decided on a back layer and the color for the inserts.  Last but not least, the envelope ( they come in so many different shades!).  Once the paper colors are decided on we talk about the design elements you want on your wedding invitation.  We listen to what you want, and then design a few wedding invitations for your review.  We work together with you to ensure that your wedding invitations are unique, and show your personality. Once we finalize the design, Allison and I make you an actual sample of your wedding invitation.  A real invitation you can hold and keep until your wedding invitations are ready.

The whole process takes about a month from start to finish.  Did I mention we also can coordinate wedding day pieces?  Placecards, table numbers, favor tags, and thank you notes.  It is always a nice touch to carry on your colors and design element right through to your wedding day.

Prices?  The prices vary on paper choice, quanity and how many inserts you need. Custom pocket wedding invitaions start at $9.00 an invitation.  If you forgo the pocket the cost can be a lot less.

Make an appointment with us, come into our studio and check out all or your options with custom wedding invitations.

DIY Wedding Invitations

I had a friend ask me “What do you think about brides making their own wedding invitaitons to save money?” If brides want to save money by making their own wedding invitations, we are have no problem with that! Weddings are expensive and brides are always looking for ways to keep within their budget.  Allison and I are aware of the increasing costs of weddings.  We understand that when a bride comes in, she has a budget and we do everything we can to help her stay within her budget while getting an invitaitons she loves!

Some brides may think that making their own wedding invitations will save them money. Yes, it probably will save you money.  But understand for not much more you can get a wedding invitation, professionally printed, with professional wording help, within your budget!

The Fancy Envelope prides itself on it’s slogan “An Invitation For Every Bride”. We have invitaitons in every price range.  We have shelves and shelves of books to provide endless options for you. We are there to help you with throughout  the process of your wedding stationery.

We will help you pick a wedding invitation that fits your style and the style of your wedding. We will help you with the wording on your wedding invitation so it looks and reads like a formal invitations.  We will guide you through the proofing process so your invitaion is flawless and exactly how you want it! We are here to answer your questions about envelope addressing, proper wording, etiquette and so much more!

Your wedding is a special day, your wedding invitaitons is the first thing they will see about your wedding.  Make it something special!

Contact Holly at to schedule your wedding invitaiton app

Wedding Day Pieces

Wedding Day Pieces complete the personalized feel to your wedding day.  Custom wedding day pieces include, ceremony programs, menu’s, place cards, favor tags, table numbers and napkins.  You may not want to personalize each of these items, but a few personalized pieces add a beautiful touch to your wedding.  We have many options for cermony program, we have fans for an outdoor wedding, tri folded programs, single sheet, and folded programs.  We can customize any of these to your style and color choice.

We also design table numbers to go with your wedding theme.

You can customize your place cards so each of your guests knows which table they are sitting and you can also include meal choices if you are having a plated dinner. We can customize the place cards to match the colors of your table linens and table cloth.

Menu’s are also a nice touch. Your can add a monogram, to add a special touch to your menu.

All of our wedding day pieces are available in a large variety of paper and ink colors.

Glitter Paper and Embellishments

We are now on our way into 2017 wedding season.  Two wedding invitation trends we are seeing are embellishments and glitter paper.  Our glitter paper is available in silver, gold, rose gold and copper.  The leaf embellishment is in copper.  This invitation combines two trends, gltter paper and embellishments.  Most of what we do ends up having a rustic feel and the glitter paper makes everything more elegant.