(Closed) How do you make sure guests don't RSVP extra people??

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

These are my RSVP’s. We are going to fill in how many seats each guest/family has reserved.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am doing the same as above – specifying the number of seats.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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.

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