Communicating no children at the wedding probably ranks in the top 10 least favorite planning tasks for a lot of couples. Even though it’s a perfectly reasonable request, somehow we always feel bad saying no to children (actually, the parents). If you’re looking for a way to say this kindly, or just how to say it without outright offending most parents on your guest list, step through the RSVP wording options below. You’ll be surprised at how painless this task really is and you’ll be very happy you addressed the issue up front on the response cards.

No children at the wedding? Here’s how you do it