Post # 1
…we already got someone writing in a +1 without being offered the option. 😛
Space in our venue is VERY tight, and Fiance and I had to cut our guest list to the bone. So we did not include +1s for people who were not in serious relationships (married, engaged, etc.). Well, this guy wrote in his new girlfriend (they’ve been dating about 2 months). As a matter of fact, I think she actually filled out the RSVP card and sent it back. How presumptuous can you be, to invite yourself to someone’s wedding, who you BARELY know?!? And it’s not like it was a mistake, or they didn’t understand the RSVP – it clearly says that we had reserved 1 seat for him, and she simply wrote in 2 attending and both of their names.
That kind of crap doesn’t fly with me. I promptly sent him an email to say thank you for sending your RSVP in so quickly, but unfortunately we can’t accommodate additional guests. I also wrote that we hoped he could still join us, but we understand if he cannot.
I can’t wait to see what he sends back. *sigh*
Post # 3
Wow! I can’t believe someone would do that! VERY rude! Great response though. Glad you stood up for yourself and didn’t just give in.
Post # 4
So rude! Yeah if they have not been together for more than a 1 year I would not even consider inviting their gf/bf. Very presumptuous of this girl that does not even know you! I wonder if this relative is aware of her inviting herself to the wedding. I’m sure he will be understanding as long as you inform him of your wedding guest situation.
Post # 5
Yeah I’m just waiting for this to happen to me, so irritating!! I didn’t even get my invitations sent out yet, and I already got one decline because one of my good friends “already has a trip planned”. My Maid/Matron of Honor informed me that she talked to him, and it’s a CORN MAZE. For the love…
But yes, definitely…it was rude of them to change your 1 to a 2 and add herself in! I think some people just don’t understand the whole wedding budgeting process though…they don’t think it’s a big deal, but then what happens is you get into the mess of “well you did it for so-and-so, why can’t you add one for me?” Annnnnd it all goes down the crapper.
Post # 6
I can’t believe that didn’t happen to us, but I am thinking it wasn’t an option with the ones who had to respond online.
Post # 7
@MapleBecky: I’m really starting to think it would have been best to do the online RSVP option! Though that doesn’t help in situations the other posters describe where people just plain don’t respond at all!
@FutureMrsBPB: A corn maze? Seriously? That better be one good corn maze.