(Closed) Invitation Wording HELP!!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@Elizabeth_A:  Traditionally, you would include an inner envelope to indicate who is invited. You can also write on your RSVP cards: “We have reserved # seats in your honor” or “__ of # guests attending.”

It’s technically poor etiquette to point out who is NOT invited.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I will be writing out guests name on the response card as well as the envelopes. It is considered very rude to put something like you’ve suggested on the invitation. If anyone RSVPs with extra people, you can call them up and explain that (best excuse to go with) the venue cannot accommodate extra guests. (If you use money, people will try to pay their way in) 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with the “We have reserved X seats for you” on the response card. You leave the X blank and just hand write the number.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just ordered my invites last week and we went with “___ number of seats have been reserved in your honor.” I thought that got the point across without being rude. If people write down extra names, I planned on calling and explaining that we would really like an intimate wedding and we were trying to keep it small. End of story 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would put ___ of ### attending. And you fill in the ### part for them. That should hopefully discourage most of that bizarre behavior!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Elizabeth_A:  this is what we did to curb the plus 1 because we have the same problem with our families and friends – I stated how many seats we have reserved for them – I just wrote in the number of people invited

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Elizabeth_A:  you could put the names in for them, I didnt but i did address the envelope to the invitees. for us it was more about no plus ones, which if theres a 1 in sears reserved its pretty clear (i hope)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am going to handwrite first names of those invited onto the RSVP. I figure I might have an addition or two, but I think that it would make it very clear who is invited

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