Post # 1
We invited a married couple to our wedding and after we sent the invitation, we found out they were going through a divorce. We just got her RSVP back and she RSVP’d yes with a Guest, but didn’t indicate the name of the Guest.
Am I supposed to ask her who she’s bringing? It feels a little awkward, but I would imagine when I have to make seating cards, it’ll be even weirder to just have one that says “____’s Guest?” So is it within my jurisdiction to ask her?
Post # 3
I don’t know about “supposed to” but I know that I put the name of the guest on the seating card.
Post # 4
Why would it be awkward if you asked?
“I’m making placecards. What’s your guest’s name?”
What’s so weird about flat out asking?
Post # 5
Yes, I am finding out guest’s names so I can do the seating chart with everyone’s names. I’d just shoot her a text/facebook message/call/face to face and say, “Hey Jane, we are so excited you’re coming to the wedding! We are making up seating arrangements. What is your guest’s name so we can add that in? Can’t wait to see you!”
Post # 6
I’m doing group placecards…
Mr & Mrs John Smith
Miss Mary Jane & Guest
The way I addressed an invite is the way their placecards will read. If that bothers someone well.. they should have told me when they RSVP’d 🙂
Post # 7
Yes, they are expected to provide the name of the guest. If not, then yes, you should ask. I think it’s better for all the placecards/escort cards to have names rather than so and so’s guest. We had to ask a few people. Apparently, one person wrote guest because she wasn’t sure who to bring. She ended up providing a name right before our deadline.
Post # 8
Definitely the name. To be called Guest when that is not your name is rude. All of your guests should be treated equally.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Yes, you should know all of your guests’ names. If you are letting people have +1s, they are essentially your guests.
Post # 10
You should at least try to find out the name. Also, you could do place cards with both names on them, “Mrs. Jane Doe and Guest” or “Mrs. Jane Doe and Mr. Bob Bobingston.”
I tried to get names of guests, but some people never responded (seriously, how hard is it to tell me a name!?) Those people who didn’t tell me got a “…and guest” place card.
Post # 11
I would only worry about it if you’re doing escort cards or a seating chart.