(Closed) Escort cards +1's?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I helped my mom with her escort cards for her wedding years ago and for those bringing +1’s that we didn’t know we put “John Smith and Guest” and for those who’s name we knew we just put both their names on one card.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would ask everyone the name of their guest and write both names on the card.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Now I have always heard that you should know the name of the +1 and therefore you would simply write that persons name on the car.  People should not be invited as “and Guest”

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@out4answers:  I believe you would simply put both of their names on a single escort card on two different lines.  

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@out4answers:  I would tell them they need to pick a guest by the RSVP date and let you know who it is. If they can’t, then they can’t bring a guest.

But if you want to let them bring a random last minute guest, then just put “and guest” on the escort card. The main reason I would discourage this is you might end up paying for more meals than you have guests (if your friends can’t figure out who they are bringing and just end up not bringing anyone).

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@out4answers:  I would make a sincere effort to contact the guests involved to ask the names of their guests. However, in the absence of the information being forthcoming, I think you may need to default to the format in which you addressed the invitations:  “Mr. John Doe and Guest.”

ETA:  Also, in this case, if your guest is a woman, I believe you may also use the format, “Miss Jane Doe and Escort.”

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