(Closed) wording on rsvps

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
46258 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t do that. You are trying to shift the burden of who gets invited to your guests.

If your budget and venue will handle 120 guests, you have to decide which 120.

If you can’t draw the line there and want to include more of the cousins, rethink the type of reception and perhaps venue, so you can include everyone you want to have at your wedding.

Post # 5
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did something similar to this.

Ours were worded, “We have reserved ___ seats for your family.” 

__________________ will be attending



Post # 6
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yeah, definitely don’t make the families themselves whittle down your guest list for you. For many people, first cousins are an all or nothing proposition. Depending on your family dynamics, you might be able to invite just those cousins who you see/talk to outside of holidays. That wouldn’t fly in my family, but everyone has a different dynamic to deal with.

Post # 7
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I do not think that would be a good idea and would be quite confusing to me as a guest.  Heck, people have enough time figuring out who is invited when their names are expressly on the envelope!

My suggestion is make a decision who you will and will not be inviting, and go from there.  If you are closer to some cousins than others, invite those.  Will people get offended their kids aren’t invited and their siblings kids are?  yes – they will.  Welcome to guest list fun!

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