(Closed) Nice way to say 2 guest max on invite

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think I will be using this line on my RSVPs:

We have reserved two seats in your name

___ will attend

___ will not attend


what do you think?

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Hm, I think it’s fine to say ___ of 2 but I think it’s a little awkward to reiterate it by saying “We kindly request a maximum of 2 guests per invitation.” I think the first part should get the point across.

Post # 5
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with Ms Jellyfish.  I think they will see that you’re only inviting the two if you put those names on the envelope and the __ of 2 on the RSVP card.  That’s what we’re doing to make sure we don’t have surprise guests.

Post # 6
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Your point will get across when you address the invitations on the envelope.  For example:


Mr & Mrs. John Smith

123 Main St

Cleveland, OH


That is a total of 2 people. 

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think bridegrl’s phrasing is the best. Are you doing inner envelopes? If so, you would write the names of who is invited on that, and that would head off people adding extras.

So the inner envelope would say “Dan and Katherine” which means that only Dan and Katherine are invited. If they RSVP Dan, Katherine and their daughter Chloe, then you would call and say that unfortunately you cannot accomodate Chloe.

Post # 10
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think if you put only the invitees names on the envelope and then using Bridegirls “We have reserved 2 seats in your honor” that should get the point across. I’m not sure you need to reiterate it again at the bottom.

Post # 11
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think “We have reserved _____ seats in your honor” is best.


The “____ of 2 will not attend” bit is very confusing to me. Best to be straightforward.

Post # 14
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here’s how we did it it:

We have reserved two seats in your honor (I actually typed in the number per guest)

Name & Name (again, I’m writing in each individuals’ name

____ of two will attend

Post # 15
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s possible that if you see “2 guests maximum” people might think that means themselves, as they were the ones invited, plus 2 of their guests.

I think ## seats is much clearer.

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