Post # 1
I am very scared that my guests will bring extra uninvited guests and I am also anal about knowing exactly how many people will be there… but is this RSVP wording overkill? Others I have seen are much more simple. SN: I am laughing at myself about how I have become so obsessed about fonts, wording, etc. lol
Kindly respond on or before
January 11, 2014
We have reserved __ in your honour
___Will attend ___Number attending
___Will not attend
Post # 3
I like it. I debating about doing wording like this on our response cards and ultimately decided to go with a more simple approach. I am totally regretting that decision. Now that I’m getting my RSVP’s back, I’m shocked that some of my guests are tacking on their kids (who were NOT invited) and plus that’s that were not extended. Don’t worry about the wording being overkill, take the safe route!!!
Post # 4
I think it’s fine! – But FWIW, I didn’t have a single guest tack on extra people.
I do, however, think you may want to reconsider your RSVP date. If your caterer requires a final number a week or two weeks prior, you will have no time to track down those inevitable non-responders!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
How about we have reserved ___ SEATS in your HONOR.
Also, it looks like you’re asking how many will attend twice…
Post # 6
Do it! I didn’t do it that way and I wish I had!
Some people just added their own guests.. and I had a space that said # of guests attending, so when they wrote their name on the top line and 1 there, I didn’t know if the one was just them or if they were adding a guest. I almost assumed that 1 was for themself (as I intended), but I’m glad I didn’t assume, because I would have been wrong in many cases!
Post # 7
I think it is a little overkill. I debated about doing this, but decided against it – partly because we are having a sit-down dinner and guests needed to select their entree and it was just too much to put on the rsvp card. I just did:
Kindly respond by July 1
____ Accept _____ Decline
I haven’t really had any issues with people tacking on extra people – we made it known among our family and friends via word of mouth that kids were NOT invited, and we addressed the invitations only to their parents. No issues so far.
Post # 8
@SmangieBee: Thank you for the advice, your situation is exactly what I am afraid of, lol
Post # 9
@abbie017: Good call! I googled when RSVP’s should be sent and it said 2 weeks prior, but do you think I should make the date for December??
Post # 10
@FutureMrsJohnston: My wedding was 3/16, and we had our RSVP date for 2/16. My caterer required the final number 7 days out, which gave me one extra week to track people down. It worked well for us.
Post # 11
@mchitt329: What if I reserved 2 seats in their honor but only one can come? See I am too anal, I know…lol But I guess that is what the M______ line is for…
Post # 12
I think it’s over kill to have number attending and attending. We didn’t have problems with that as people just wrote the names of everyone coming. I do think it’s a good idea to have “seats reserved” though. Even with that we had a few people add someone so I wonder what would have happened if we didn’t have it.
When do you need final numbers to your caterer? It took over a week to track people down. We waited a few days for stragglers and then had problems getting into contact with people. We had an RSVP date two weeks before final numbers were due and three weeks before the wedding.
Post # 13
@abbie017: Awesome! I think thats what I will do, thank you!
Post # 14
change to kindly respond by January 11, 2014.
the thing i don’t like about we have reserved X seats in your honor, is that from what i have seen on the bee, if boyfriend, husband, etc can’t make it, they think they can bring someone else and rsvp for that person.
etitquette dicates that who is on the invitation is who is invited.
therefore, i would take off X seats have been reserved… if peole respond back with multiple people or someone who you didn’t invite, you just need to call them and set them straight.
Post # 15
@FutureMrsJohnston: These were ours and we did not have one issue! They worked out great 🙂
We have reserved ____ seats in your honor.
Name: Will be attending
In person In spirit
Then there was a little check box for each line and they checked in person or in spirit
Post # 16
@MrsBeck: I have a week prior to the wedding to get final numbers to the caterer.. I realize now that my date is waaaaay too soon, I am going to bump it up a few weeks, probably mid-December…