Post # 1
Hi, ladies. I just received an RSVP from a guest, and she is bringing an uninvited guest. Because I plan a small wedding (75 guests max), I limit the scope of the guest of a guest to the spouse and the long term, serious girlfriend/boyfriend. This guest, a girl, reserved two seats, without asking me first and without saying anything to me when she asked about registry, and she is bringing a girlfriend. And no, she’s not a lesbian. And yes, she knows some people at the wedding, and because she lives five hours away from the wedding location, I hooked her up with another guest who is driving from the same town as her, and she and the other guest are buddy-buddy. What would you advise me to do? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Call her and let her know that she was the only name on the invite, and therefore, the only person invited to the wedding. Seriously – definitely put it nicer than what I just wrote, but just let her know that you’re having a small, intimate wedding of 75 people, and you can’t afford to have any extra guests that were outside of what was written on the invitation.
Post # 4
Agree… simply let her know that the size of the venue does not allow for additional guests.
Post # 5
Give her a call and let her know that unfortunately there just isn’t enough space for her to bring another person and that you hope she will still be able to make it.
Post # 6
I would actually email her so you could carefully choose your words and give her a chance to read it and respond. She might be defensive if you call her, and with an email or letter, you have the opportunity to say more without her shutting you out.
Post # 7
Just call her and let her know that she doesn’t have a plus one in the nicest way possible.
Post # 8
Just tell her you can’t afford or fit everyone with a guest so you hope she will still come but can not bring a guest. I don’t think that is rude or mean at all.
Post # 9
I would just flat out tell her that you can only accomodate her and not a guest. You hope she can make it, but understand if she cannot.