Post # 21
We are doing something similar to what LeiAnn suggested:
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Susie Smith
Wedding & Reception
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
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
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
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
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
Post # 26
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
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.