(Closed) Need help, RSVP wording for uninvited guests

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

You can’t print anything on the reply cards. But when they come back to you in the mail, get on the phone with those guests asap and explain that you cannot accommodate children unfortunately.

Post # 4
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We wrote on our invites that we were having an adult reception and people got the message.  Some people might not like that approach though.

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should definitely write something on the cards to the effect of what MissAsB said – otherwise you may have a situation where plane tickets have been bought and hotels reserved for people who arent even coming. “Adult reception” on the cards should be sufficient. We also stated how many seats were reserved for people on each RSVP card, and put a blurb about how our wedding was in an art museum, adult setting, could only accomidate children in the bridal party, we’re so sorry, yada yada yada. Just don’t leave it till after people have already RSVP’d or they will be even more pissed!

Post # 6
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We also wrote “adult reception to follow”.  I know its considered rude by some, hoping people will get the hint.  

Post # 8
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Perhaps specifically writing the names of the invited . “Mr. John and Jane Doe” and then go ahead and fill in the number already like you planned. That way that gives then not one, but two hints that it is only the two of them invited, and so forth. 

Post # 10
2742 posts
Sugar bee

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith, 2 seats have been resereved in your honor.

_ of 2 attending. That’s better than _ of _ attending. Once you fill in the number, they’ll get it.

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