Plus One Dilemma

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can I Un-Invite These Plus Ones?
    Nope, you are stuck with them! : (28 votes)
    82 %
    Yes, go for it. : (6 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There is no inoffensive way to un-invite someone. 

    Post # 5
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @kiwihoney:  If I was you I would send them a message explaining the above and asking if they can get back to you by a set date. Manners go both ways 🙂

    Post # 6
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    808 posts
    Busy bee

    @kiwihoney:  Well, you haven’t actually invited them if they don’t give you an address to send them an invite! I would let your friends know that you can’t send the p+1s invitations so unless they get their addresses to you by X date then you’ll invite other friends in ther place.

     

    Post # 7
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    3223 posts
    Sugar bee

    @kiwihoney:  No.  Once you have invited them they are in.  Unless they have slept with your finance or committed some other terrible grivance (and not replying to a single FB message is not one of them) you are stuck.

    If they are also friends enough to attend an out of country wedding, then I think they should always be invited with a date.  It is really crappy to have to travel out of country to a wedding alone.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @kiwihoney:  not sure if this is just a US thing, but plus ones don’t usually get their own invitations.  If someone told me they were bringing me to a wedding as a guest, and then the bride contacted me directly, I would probably feel a little weird.  It would be interesting to see exactly how you phrased your notes to them too.

    That said, yeah you already told these girls they can bring the plus one and it’s clearly important to them to do so.  You can’t take it back without being a little rude.  

    Post # 9
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    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s only two, and I think you’re doing the right thing by allowing two oversee friends to have plus ones. It would be more rude, I think, to be upset about some cultural difference in etiquette for RSVPs… as opposed wanting to uninvite them AND ask them to change travel plans AND ask your friends to come alone.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think you would have been ok saying no +1 from the beginning, but now that they’ve been invited you really can’t uninvite them 

    Post # 14
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    466 posts
    Helper bee

    @kiwihoney:  Nope, you have to invite them now that you have allowed your friends to bring a plus one guest.  

    Honestly, I wouldn’t be offended by their behavoir.  It was nice of you to check in, but they are really there to keep your friends company.  They may feel weird about contacting you back or they might not even know who you are.

    If you friends are flying in from overseas to attend your wedding, they are spending A LOT of money on your wedding too.  I know weddings are expensive, but travelling overseas is very expensive too.  Its rarely something that people do lightly.  (And lets be honest here, your wedding isn’t going to be nearly as important to your friends as it is to you.  To an extent, they are doing you a favor by attending your wedding because they care about you.) 

    Let your friends bring their guests and let it go.  They are coming from far away because they love you.  Don’t rock the boat as your friends plus ones may have already have purchased tickets, and you will undoubtedly cause unwanted drama.  Just be happy you have such loving and supportive friends.  

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Even if these two specific people don’t come I don’t think you will be able to invite two different people because you gave your friends +1s. If that specific person doesn’t come then they technically still have the option to invite someone else. I think it’s very polite that you are trying to send the +1s an invite but if your friends already RSVPed for two people than I think you are stuck with strangers coming to your wedding.

     

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper

    @cece_intheuk:  @kiwihoney:  The OP isn’t inviting the guests themselves they are invited as +1’s of an invited guest. They would typically not get their own individual invite.

    Also OP I think it is a little weird that you tried to facebook friend these +1’s. I probably would ignore your message/request as well. When I attend an event as a +1 I don’t need to have a personal relationship witht he hosts. I am just a +1.

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