DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I have been invited to the wedding of a childhood friend. We have a young child and inquired of the mother of the groom months ago if children would be welcome at the festivities. She told us that the bride did not want children and childcare would be provided.
I thought this was a perfectly acceptable compromise. However, we just received the invitation and the reception card says "Adult Reception."
We were planning on going to great lengths to attend, but now we are so offended by the wording on the card that we no longer want to go. Is this acceptable? Was word of mouth not enough?
GENTLE READER: Not if they want to warn you that the content of their reception is -- well, whatever the content is at adult bookstores and in adult movies. Miss Manners wouldn't know.