Post # 1
Ladies! I have decided that we are unable to afford to have everyone bring a plus one to our wedding. We have decided those in relationships can bring their significant others but the single folk will have to come alone. Is this tacky? I want everyone to still have a good time but having all our single friends bring a plus one would make for an astronomical number. How would I word this on the invitations so there is no confusion and hopefully no hurt feelings?
Post # 2
meags14: You address the invitation to the person who is invited.
On the rsvp card you can indicate:
we have reserved _____ seat(s) in your honor- you fill in the “1” before you mail the invitations.
Post # 3
meags14: Etiquette does not require you to extend a “plus one” to your truly single guests. It does require you to invite significant others, so plan for the possibility that some of your now-single guests will be dating someone by the time you send your invitations.
If any of your single guests will have to travel to attend your wedding, you might also consider allowing them to bring a date. It isn’t strictly required, but it is a nice gesture.
And you just address the invitations to the person/people who are invited.