Post # 1
We are having a sit down, plated meal at our reception so I will have to make escort/seating cards for our guests to pick up. How do I get the names of all of our guests dates? We gave every single person a +1 so I may not personally know who our invited guest is bringing. Do we ask for full names on the RSVP or put our invited guests name on 2 place cards (one for them, one for their guest)… HELP! I am so confused!
Post # 3
We only had two guests that brought a +1 and we didnt know their name. So we just wrote their card as “Mr. Smith and Guest”.
Post # 4
Ask for their guest’s full name on the RSVP. If they don’t know yet, they know that they’ll need to make that decision REALLY soon and get in touch with you. Plan to make your escort cards as one of the last things you check off your list. If anyone doesn’t get back to you (plan on it, ugh), “Guest of Ms. Melissa Smith” is about the best you’ll be able to do.
Post # 5
I planned on just calling them and asking them for their guest’s name if they didn’t write it on the RSVP card. Maybe that’s too informal? Oh well, I feel like it would make the guest feel special to have their name there as opposed to attached to their date’s card
Post # 6
On the RSVP, put “Names_______________________”
when I see this on an RSVP card, I always put both our names, even if one of us was referred to as “guest” on the invite.
if someone doesn’t put their guest’s name, just give them a call or send them a message asking for it.
Post # 7
We just did:
and people wrote:
Mr. Person-we-actually-invited and Ms. Person-we-didn’t-invite
on the RSVP’s.
Post # 8
I actually asked for names:
(Side note – this was a draft – we improved the statement regarding the ceremony age limit.)
Post # 9
Most people automatically put the name of the guest on the RSVP card along with space for it, but there may be a few you’ll have to call to get the name.
Post # 10
@LadyBear: Great idea. The whole “M” thing can be confusing to some.