Post # 1
Hi Bees, I need some help. So I know it’s not proper etiquette to put the whole fill in the blank “___ of ___ guests” on the RSVP card because most people are suppose to know whoever’s name is addressed on the wedding envelope are the ones invited to the wedding, however I’ve met so many people who don’t know that (plus, we’re the first of our friends to get married so I’m not sure all of our friends know the proper wedding etiquette of RSVPing).
I’m honestly nervous/scared if I just have:
___ Accepts with pleasure.
___ Declines with regret.
In fear that someone will just check off “Accepts with pleasure” and then show up to the wedding with a date. What will I do then?? I’ll have no seat for them (esp. once we have assigned tables). How should I word the RSVP if I wanted to include the “___ of ___ guests” on the RSVP card?? All input is appreciated. TIA!!
Post # 3
___ of ___ guests are attending
___ can’t make it
whatever you do, make sure you have the line for names
Post # 4
@kitzy: OMG you are a freakin genius!! Thank you for that!! I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out. LOL!! And yes, I do have the “M_______________” for the name. 🙂
Post # 5
___ Accepts with pleasure
___ Toasts from Afar
___ of ___ guests invited are attending
That way if someone just puts a check beside the first options they will fill in the number below. We just wanted to be safe since we have limited space and budget.
Post # 6
@mandb122: that’s cute, i like it! we’re doing online rsvp, i might go change the wording though! =)
Post # 7
I currently have:
____ Accepts with pleasure # Attending ____
____ Declines with regret
Is this considered okay or no?
Post # 8
@milesbella: Thats how im doing mine
Post # 9
I’m not concerned about etiquette. I can’t chance too many people showing up. I am going with
We have reserved ___ of seats in your honor
____ of ____ invited attending
This way there is no confusion over who is and who is not invited. I will not have an inner envelope but I am incorporating tags with their names on it as part of the pocketfold design.
We already have to scale down our guest list and it is important that those invited understand.
It has been my experience that folks bring a date without asking. I have even been asked to go to weddings as a “date” before and when I ask if they are allowed to bring a date, the usual response is “they won’t mind”…WHAT!!! so many folks should know but don’t know … or choose not to follow etiquette.
Just my thoughts.
Post # 10
@DeaconBride: I couldn’t agree more. When prices are upwards of $20-$40 a head, I don’t want to chance that there will be an extra! =) Guests HAVE to have rules! =)