(Closed) RSVP – include # of guests line?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it is good to have a # of guests line.  Like you said, some people may come alone, and then also some people may misunderstand the no children rule. At least if you get an RSVP back with 3, you can talk with them about it before the wedding. 

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you don’t want people to put in a higher number than 2, and you’re only inviting couples, could you do something like this?  All the cards would then be the same, but no one could add extra guests.

M____________________________

_ will be there!     _ cannot attend.

M___________________________

_ will be there!     _ cannot attend.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We did ours like this:

  __ of ___ attending

I filled in the 2nd blank so the guests knew how many were invited.  We’ve only had one person write over what we put (they were invited as a single and are bringing a guest).   We’re letting this one slide…one person won’t make or break us!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If only one person of a couple can make it wouldn’t they indicate that in the m_____________ line? Like If Mr. Williams can make it but Mrs can’t, wouldn’t he fill in:

Mr. Williams delightfully accepts…..or Mrs. William delightfully accepts…..or Mr. and Mrs Williams delightfully accepts?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the concern is that adding a "__ of 2 guests attending" line also helps keep people from adding on their babysitter or great aunt suzie.

I’m planning on adding a line like this, but it still feels a little in-your-face to me.  I’m interested to see whether people think this could be seen as rude. 

Post # 8
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Newbee

Our response cards said "We have reserved __ seat(s) in your honor," and we filled in the blank by hand.  I thought that was a pretty unobtrusive way to do it.  I haven’t heard that anyone was offended.  That said, well in advance of the wedding we told all of our friends and family with kids that we weren’t having anyone younger than 13 at the wedding and were instead hosting a "kids reception" at the hotel across the street.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I personally am not a fan of the "____ of 2 attending".  It’s not at all subtle.  Etiquette-wise I think you’re better off just putting the names of those invited on the envelope and hoping that they know that that means just who is invited.  That’s all we did on our invites, and so far I’ve only had one person (my cousin) add a guest.  I figure it’s karma since I brought my fiance to a bunch of family weddings, and I have no recollection whether he was ever officially invited.  Whoops!

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