(Closed) _____ seats have been reserved for you on the rsvp? Good or bad

posted 12 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which is better?

    _____ seats have been reserved for you

    Swallow it and if they bring an addtional person you'll have to deal with it


  • Post # 21
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We are doing something similar to what LeiAnn suggested:

    Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Susie Smith

    Wedding & Reception

    ______ Accepts

    ______ Regrets

    Initial the entree choice of each quest

    __________ Steak & Shrimp Skewers

    __________ Lemon Chicken

    Please kindly respond by May 24th

    I am personally making the RSVP cards and since we don’t have inner envelopes, this was the only way we could really tell people who is invited. Time consuming, yes, but I think it’s worth it since we have limited space too. If they are getting a "guest" I am putting:

    Ms. Susie Smith and Guest: ___________

    Post # 22
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    Evelinej makes a great point.  If you are having an adult reception most of the invites will be"reserved for two".  (Especially true if the singles will be invited +1.)  Then you could pretty much have the invitations printed up that way.  If you know you’ll invite some without a +1, maybe you could just get a dozen or two printed up saying "one seat will be reserved."

    Post # 23
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    In this day in age, people assume they can do whatever and bring whomever they want to a wedding. It’s gotten a little out of control, in my opinion.

    We did the "____ seats have been reserved for you" clause on our RSVPs, and I highly recommend it. If guests have questions, they’ll contact you immediately, at which time you can explain to them your seating, venue and budget restraints.


    Post # 24
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Mine are way complicated:

    _2_ seats have been reserved for you!

    John Doe   __ Meat  __ Meat  __Veggie  __ Regretfully cannot attend

    Jane Doe   __ Meat  __ Meat  __Veggie  __ Regretfully cannot attend

    Yeah I know, overkill, but I want to be clear who I’m inviting!!

    Post # 25
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Here’s the layout of our RSVPs.  We haven’t gotten any back yet, but we’ll see what happens.  Remember that people can write over your numbers.


      (  ) Accepts with pleasure

            __ out of __ attending (I wrote in the # invited on the 2nd blank)

      (  ) Declines with regret


    Good luck!


    Post # 26
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    i am doing exactly what you are doing just to make it clear to guests. i think some would assume that an invite addressed to mr. and mrs. includes their young children… so i wanted to state the number of seats specifically. hopefully they’ll get it *crossing fingers*

    Post # 27
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I am doing this for exactly the same reason you need to emilybrooke….my max is 180 and we’re at 187….we secretly hope some people won’t be able to come………I think it’s totally fair and unrude.  There needs to be a way to control the number of people for certian venues. Besides…the bride and groom should be the ones making the guestlist…not the guests.

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