Post # 1
Is it ok to write the name of the invitee plus guest? Or do I need to call and find out the full name of everyone? What makes this sad is that some of these anonymous +1s are his blood relatives and neither he nor his parents know their names smh.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
@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
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.
Post # 9
@This Time Round: Thanks. It’s a weird situation. His family is so enormous (20+ FIRST cousins alone) that we cut out cousins altogether, because if they were all given +1s the guest list would be way over budget, so we just invited aunts and uncles. The aunts and uncles who are single were allowed +1s, which you would normally assume to be a “date” of sorts. However it is customary in his family for a + 1 to be a grandchild, so… said grandchild could be one of at least 40 <children of first cousins> and therefore not all of their names are known. There are just too many to keep track of.