Post # 1
I read all of the stories on Weddingbee about people getting RSVP’s back with extra guests/kids/guy-i-met-at-bar-last-night/dog/etc. But I really didn’t think it would happen to me. I invited my best friends mom plus 1 and today she RSVP’d for plus 2. That means 3 total guests.
But I’ve decided not to fuss about it. a) she’s like a mother to me b) her husband is deceased and c) she’s bringing her son and his wife-I know the the son and I was **this** close to inviting him and his wife anyway.
I just had to laugh because I really was so sure it wouldn’t happen to me!
Post # 3
Phew! That was close! It could be MUCH worse, and scarier! 🙂
Post # 4
heheheheh…. my first thoughts was who the heck is she bringing – glad to hear you can accomodate her extra person
im really really liking the “we have reserved 2 seats” bit im seeing on invites these days
Post # 5
For this reason, I think we are going to tell our guest how many people are invited. Good thing everything worked for you.
Post # 6
Thank goodness you’re so cool about it & that she was the only one 🙂 I’m loving the “we have reserved _____ seats” too!
I mentioned this to my FI and he’s like, “What? I always assumed I could just bring a guest.” Great, I’m marrying a “Wedding Don’t”. lol karma baby… I can see all the +1’s now.
Post # 7
It cracks me up, the nerve of people just assuming, lol! Glad you are able to accomodate them in the end, and I’ll be crossing my fingers for you that this will be the only person that does this to you! Things like these make me so glad I’m on the other side and I love that it reminds me to never do this to anyone who invites me to their wedding, lol! 🙂
Post # 8
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I’m so glad it was not a plus 8 or something! I read about it and I was WOW! – people!!!
Post # 9
Sounds like it could have been worse though, so whew, glad it wasn’t soooo bad!
Post # 10
I am glad it worked out ok for you!
This happened to me but it was because I accidentally forgot to invite a few people and was reminded of it at my parent’s 4th of July picnic when I saw them… Oops. Luckily I was able to accomodate them.
Post # 11
Luckily this didn’t happen to us at all, but I added a line on the RSVP that said “We have reserved you __ seats” and stamped the number in a different color so it would stand out. I think there was at least one couple that aren’t coming though because we did not invite their young (6 year-old or so) child. I barely knew the couple anyway as my GRANDMA made me invite them! (Woman is my grandma’s sisters daughter!!!)
Post # 12
Well I am glad it is not a big deal for you. I just think bringing more than one guest is so strange!
Post # 13
Well at least it was someone you know that you were almost going to invite. I’m sure ur BF’s mom didn’t think it would be a problem, but my thing is, shouldn’t she have asked you 1st before assuming she could!?!
Post # 14
Glad it worked out for you!! I am SO worried about this. I think I’ll be doing that “We have reserved _ places in your honor!” I’m making my own invites, so luckily it shouldn’t take too much longer to just change the words and reprint!
Post # 15
we did the “we have reserved __ seats in your honor” and only had one person question it…a close friend of my hubs who hadn’t got around to telling us about his girlfriend yet (he’s weird like that).
Post # 16
I guess it could be worse … but when you first started out I was like “plus 2!?!?! does she have a bun in the oven and think that’s cute? or is it her favorite three-some combo?” Yes, my brain went there … but luckily it is people you’re cool with being there! And kudos for being relaxed about it!