(Closed) How to do place cards when you don't know the names of +1s?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

The whole idea of being a Host is you are supposed to make the Guests feel most comfortable / welcome.

So ya, that is best done if you know their names (and spelled correctly)

Which in this instance means making a bunch of phone calls (vs just writing “& GUEST” on some of the Placecards)

“Anonymous Plus Ones”… who are relatives… well that sure is a NEW one for me.

Lol, don’t get me started on your Fiance not knowing their names… but it is certainly a worse offense if Mom & Dad don’t too.

8-} *rolls eyes*

Hope this helps,

Hang in there… the whole Invite / RSVP cycle is the worst of the Wedding Planning…

It will over soon.


Post # 4
2109 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am going to have this same problem a year from now haha…Tagging this post so I can look back on it for some advice!


Post # 5
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I”ll be in this boat a year from now.  I know that my FH’s friends are in long term relationships  but he doesn’t have a clue what their names are.  

Post # 6
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If they don’t write the name of their +1 on the response card, then you need to pick up the phone and find out the person’s name. It’s the polite thing to do and it really doesn’t take that much time (unless you’re having a big wedding and none of your guests with +1s indicate the name of their guest)

Post # 7
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Aquaria:  I have this problem right now! I think I have about 10 or so so far I will have to hunt down the guests name.


Post # 8
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Call/text/email/facebook/send smoke signals…whatever you need to do, get the name. Then check to make sure the name is correct. I’ve put the WRONG last name on my aunt’s save-the date and her invitation (apparently) because I never had to know her last name before. Don’t be like me. lol Get the name AND write it down.

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