Post # 1
I’m trying to come up with the best wording for my RSVPs. I absolutely plan to designate how many seats will be available so that people do not try to throw in random guests. The best I’ve come up with so far is:
_____ Accepts with pleasure
_____ Declines with regret
___ of _2_ will be attending
I feel like it’s a bit redudant to have both the accepts and declines and THEN the “___ of ___ will be attending”. Maybe it’s just fine and I’m overthinking it, but I really would love to see your RSVPs that are similiar to this. I know some people have done “We have reserved ___ seat(s) in your honor” or something similiar, but I am interesting in see all different types!!
Post # 2
Still needs tweaking, but something like this.
Post # 3
If you are not inviting children, or random +1s, and although time consuming, I’d have a card with lines, on which you write the name of each guests invited. This helps to make sure that only those specifically invited can RSVP. Many guests think that a 1+, spouse, etc. are transferrable; i.e., boyfriend can’t attend, so they’ll bring a random friend you don’t know,; or hubby has to work, so they’ll bring their 3 year old. Good luck!
Post # 4
We did exactly what PABride just suggested. We wrote names of everyone on the RSVP cards (time consuming but worth it… we actually did a mail merge into our template which saved tons of time. Was worth it as everything was clear and someone would need to actually write the name of an additional person on.
Post # 5
Here’s how we worded ours: