Post # 1
There are some people who I’m inviting without +1s because I don’t know their SO.
For the save the dates, I’ve addressed them to the exact people who I want invited. (Eg. John & Joan Smith. Or John Smith & partner. Or just John Smith)
But I have heard friends in the past get RSVPs back and guests putting their whole families down.
How do I prevent this from happening without offending anyone?
Putting a “[x] seats” somewhere?
My fiance thinks we should direct people to different URLs for different amount of people.
Any other ideas?
Post # 3
I’ve seen RSVP cards with a line stating “We have reserved ____ seats in your honor” and the bride just fills out 1, 2, 3 etc before sending it off with the invitation. Like this:
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
We are considering sending most people to our website to RSVP, and then sending the tricky ones RSVP cards with just their name printed on it. i’m not inviting two of my cousins’ husbands (which i know you’re supposed to do, but i can’t stand them), so we’re tacking them onto my aunt’s rsvp card with all three of their names printed on the envelope. good luck!
Post # 5
These are my RSVP’s. We are going to fill in how many seats each guest/family has reserved.
Post # 6
we’re addressing the envelopes to the exact people we’re inviting and we’re filling in a space on the RSVP card that states “(specific quantity) of seats have been reserved in your honor…”
Post # 7
I am going to fill in the spot stating how many seats have been reserved for that person or persons. However, if I get an RSVP back with uninvited additions, I will be calling to say that only those who the invite was addressed to may come. Our venue has a very strict capacity limit, and we’re already ten people over that.
Post # 8
I made my rsvp cards with a spot for me to write in how many seats have been reserved like the examples above. I think that is the best way to do it so as not to have extra “surprise” guests being invited
Post # 9
This is a great post, I was wondering how to do this too. I already designed my RSVP card but I may add the ___seats in your honor part.
Post # 10
We got even more specific than the above examples. Ours said ‘We have reserved __ seats in your honor. __ out of __ will attend.’ We filled in the first and last blank, and if the guest wrote a number that was higher than ours we knew we had an awkward phone call to make.
Post # 11
I am doing the same as above – specifying the number of seats.
Post # 13
we did the same thing as previous posters: ___seats have been reserved.
but we still had people trying to bring extras and i didn’t feel bad about telling them they couldn’t bring their kids or boyfriend or whoever. i figured if anyone should be embarrassed, it’s them. that might sound totally heartless, but i didn’t care, haha.
Post # 14
we’re using weddingwire online rsvp’s with everyone’s names. So each family has a household with all the guests who are invited and they have to rsvp for each one. No spaces for fill in guests.