Post # 1
One of my guests received an invitation and since she is single, i didnt mind a +1. Today i received her reply and where the M_____ is it says “jill and jack” and where it says ___ jofully accepts and ___ regretfully declines, it says 5 joyfully accepts! FIVE! i have no idea who the 5 people are! or what to do! she knows we have the space, but im definitely not thrilled that she would think that my budget is ok with this 🙁 because its not.. we cut some extended family members from the guest list that we couldve invited if we had all of the money in the world.. HELP!
Post # 3
Tell her kindly that while you wish you could accomidate everyone you wanted to come, your budget only allows for her and her plus 1 not plus 4.
Post # 5
WTF?! Does she have 3 kids? Regardless, just call her and tell her she can only bring 1 person!
Post # 6
@MrsWBS: she does have 3 kids, BUT 2 of them have SOs AND children.. so i dont think its them.. but idk!
Post # 7
@chasesgirl: this is hard for me to do but i dont think i have a choice!! eek!!
Post # 8
@MAURINA: Oh wow, I can’t believe the audacity of some people!!! Good luck in dealing with this… I think honesty is the best policy, and just stick with your guns. Don’t allow her to guilt you into anything – she’s not paying for this wedding.
Post # 9
I would say it is some of her kids not all? A couple might have been busy lol
Just give her a call and let her know that you ahve only reserved 2 seats for her.
Post # 10
Call her up and say “Hey I just got your RSVP! Thanks so much for getting it back to me. I hate to have to do this but I think that there was a misunderstanding on the invite–the invitation was just for you and jack. We really can’t afford 3 extra people. We’ve had to cut a lot of family from the guest list due to budget constraints. I wish we could just invite everyone but it’s not something we can do. If you need to make other arrangements, just let me know.”
Post # 11
Call her (or make your MOH do it!) and just say sorry, only room for 2! That is so ridiculous.
Post # 12
Oh my god. What are people thinking?
And who would want to go to a wedding f someone they don’t know?!?!
Call and tell them hell to the no.
Post # 13
Call her and tell her that there must have been some kind of misunderstanding, but DO NOT get into make excuses or giving reasons like budget or space. If you leave an opening, there will always be the guest who will volunteer to pay for the extra plates, or reassure you that their child will sit on their lap.
Simply tell them that you are unable to accomodate more than the two people who were invited and tht you will miss them at the wedding if that does not work for them.