Post # 47
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I only know what Future Mother-In-Law has told me and apparently all the bases in town are cracking down in this regard. There’s only one left where you can just show your ID and say you’re attending an event. From what she was saying, they need this list in advance to provide everyone with a pass to get on base and they’d get the passes sometime before needing to get on base. The only times I’ve gone on to any of the bases by myself, I always met up with Fiance or Future Sister-In-Law, Future Mother-In-Law near the entrance and they’d be my sponsor to get on.
We haven’t looked into it far enough to say for sure about children, unlicensed people, etc. It’s something we’ll need to figure out, though, definitely.
Post # 48
I would have no problem doing this for someone close to me, especially family.
Post # 49
@HonoraryNerd: I’ve never heard that Mexicans don’t RSVP. That made me laugh.
Its not so much that I think its too much to ask so much as it sounds like you’d be buying yourself a nightmare trying to track down all this information. Spare yourself the aggro and agnst! Find another venue.
Post # 50
As guests RSVP call them up and ask for the info and then agree on a time to give them the pass.
Post # 51
Why don’t you offer transportation onto the base via a rented bus or somethinng? Then you don’t need to worry about that stuff.
Post # 52
If I got an invittion like that for a family or close friend I would completely understand. If it was a distant cousin or friend I don’t really care for, I would just RSVP no.
Post # 53
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Check with the base- she may be getting this info second hand, and for a social event, they may have different regulations. Can’t hurt to call, and that way you’re getting the correct info.
Post # 54
I would definitely call and double check with them! I was just on base with my mom too pick up my brother, and all I had to do, was stop at the visitors gate check and show my ID and insurance. I wouldn’t have an issue giving you the information ahead of time, it just seems like it might be easier to do it at the gate for me peronally any how. I would just call and double check before you make a decision.
Post # 55
@HonoraryNerd: Yeah, it’s too much unfortunately. Asking your guests to answer what sounds like a lot of invasive questions so they can attend your wedding would be weird and inappropriate. Plus, it sounds like a venue with very tight admittance procedures wouldn’t be a good fit for your guests.
Post # 56
I wouldn’t have a problem giving this information to a close friend or family member. Are you having a small wedding?
However, I do think you will have a hard time getting RSVPs back if you do this. I see enough stories here (and had my own experiences) about people trying to track people down and that’s just to find out if they’re coming.!
Post # 57
@HonoraryNerd: I don’t think it’s too much to ask at all. It’s your driver’s license number, not your SSN. I guess people are lulled into some false sense of security thinking that this is super secret information they’re being asked to hand over. That’s standard procedure for getting onto a military base and, at least in my circle, people would understand. People are so touchy about things.
I do, however, think it would be a pain in the rear trying to track down the information. But that alone wouldn’t make me discount it as a venue.
Post # 58
I would not want to provide so much personal information just to attend a wedding, and I would probably be very confused since I have no experience with military bases. You’ve already said this could be a pretty big problem for your family members, so I would try to find another venue that won’t be so strict with the guest list.
Post # 59
I was in the military for 26 years and have heard this requirement more than a handful of times as collegues were planning an on post wedding. DL number was always required ahead of time with a detailed guest list.
Since others are saying they have had a different experience I would call and talk to the appropriate office to get it “from the horse’s mouth” and then make your decision.
Since DL # is quite often asked for on credit applications I can understand people’s hesitation to provide it. Having been in for 26 years I get why it is a requirement.
Only you can decide what is best for your venue location, but whatever their rules and reguations are – they won’t bend them if someone shows up at the gate and they aren’t on the list.
Post # 60
I would not want to put all that information on a RSVP card.
Post # 61
@HonoraryNerd: Idk about where you live, but where I live it’s really not that hard to get on base here. You just go to the visitor’s center and give them your registration and it takes like a min. It may take even less now because stickers aren’t even required. I know sometimes you just show your ID and they don’t care, depending on the guard of course.
But honestly it depends on how much your guests want to come, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. But if it was someone I wasn’t that close to I could see where some people would be annoyed.