(Closed) Please, put your guest's name on the RSVP card!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Did everyone get a +1, regardless if they’re in a relationship? Did you clarify on the RSVP card that the guests’ name was needed? 

We’re putting everyone’s +1’s names on the RSVP card, since we’re only alowing +1s to those in relationships and to also signify that the +1’s name is the person who the extra seat is intended for and not anyone else.

Post # 4
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1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes! It is so annoying! We only had 5 or so guests who brought dates that we did not know so it wasnt so much work to get into contact with them. It was still a little annoying though! What did you expect me to do? Write John Smith’s Guest on the place card? Lol most of them were boys. Go figure! 🙂

Post # 5
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

LOL.  I think people just don’t know that they are supposed to do that on the RSVP card.  I only had one person do it to my invites most folks I had the name of their guests and put it on the inner envelop so there wasn’t a question about who the +1 was going to be.  But for a few folks who were not dating I left it up to them to pick a date.  I just dropped the girl a FB message asking for the dates name.  I did send a couple and family type invites but luckily all the folks wrote down which children would be attending and which children would not be attending.  But yeah I totally understand what you are saying.

Post # 6
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

YES. People seem so confused at the RSVP card…even people who already had weddings. They are not sure if they are supposed to put the names or the number of people. I clearly wrote the names of invited people on the card. I used the M____ method signifying them to write in the names of the people coming or not coming. 

I got a handful of people that RSVP’d with unknown extra people or did not list everyone on the invite on the card. Many just wrote the number of people with no name, but luckily I could tell who it was from the return address that I printed on their envelope.

I heard a trick for people that have postcard RSVP’s or do not include return envelopes with names is to write the names on the cards with invisible ink and then if they didn’t put their actual names down you could view the invisible ink to see who it was. The guest would never know the difference! Smile 

ETA: Ours were due 6/29. We still don’t have them all.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@coffeegal85:  I’ve only ever received RSVP cards that included a space to write in the +1’s name, if it wasn’t already included, which was why I asked. Maybe that’s another regional thing.

Post # 10
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had sent out an invite to one guest in particular.  Her invite had her name and her name alone on it.  There was no “plus one” or anything. 

We received an RSVP back for her and her guest.  This woman is on my FI side so I spoke with my FMIL and asked her about it.  She then tried to contact this woman.  Once FMIL finally got back to me, she said that the woman “her friend” would not give up the name of the guest!  She wanted to keep it a secret!! I was blown away.  Thankfully FMIl does not stand for nonsense and told her friend “I don’t think so”.  So no guest for this lady 😛

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