Post # 1
Let me preface this by saying something sort of controversial: We are not inviting all singles with a guest. As we are paying for the wedding ourselves, the guest list has been hit hard. That being said: Is it tacky to put “___ seats are waiting for you!” on the RSVP card? If so… what is a better way to ensure that we dont end up having to call a bunch of people and say “um… actually… we just invited YOU.”?
Post # 3
Perhaps you could say “There’s a seat waiting just for you, hope you can make it!!”
Post # 4
I wouldn’t put the “____ seats are waiting for you” because if it is just one then is doesn’t make sense to have seats plural.
I personally would never assume that I can bring a guest unless the envelope says “and guest.”
Can you make a couple different versions of the RSVP cards so that there is only enough rooms ro write the names of the number of invited guests?
Maybe some married ladies can help you with their experiences.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
I’ve seen invitations with two blanks after the accept/decline line, like this:
(blank) of (blank) attending
like, 1 of 2, or 2 of 2, etc. You fill in the second blank yourself before you send the invites, so they know exactly how many are included in their party.
It’s subtle enough to look “normal” and not rude, but bold enough to get the point across.
Post # 6
I’m in the same boat. Paying for wedding ourselves, not allowing “and guest” for the singles, unfortunately.
I wish I had specified the seats reserved, because I did have an issue with someone being repeatedly dense about this very matter.
Post # 7
Try “We have reserved _____ seat(s) in your honor”; we used this for our RSVP and do not feel that its tacky nor do you need to apologize for it!