Post # 1
Okay, I’m sure this is horrible but I am a bride on a budget. There are some people that I have to invite to my wedding that I would prefer not bring a date, or at least not bring their kids. How do I word this, because if I only adress it to them they may still assume they are allowed to bring guests. Or I probably will allow everyone a guest, but for example my fiance’s cousin who we don’t really want to invite but have to has a boyfriend and 2 kids. At the most, I’d only want her to bring her boyfriend. How do you word things to let people know they should not bring a date. If they don’t want to come because they don’t have a date (and yes I know engaged, long-term, married couples should be able to know problem), but otherwise they should not come if they have an issue with it in my opinion. That sounds mean, but it is how I feel. That is a lot of money on people I do not even know.
Post # 3
This is where the ___ of ___ guests comes in handy. If you just want the couple to come then you fill out the second like with a 2. If you want a single person to come alone, then you put ___ of 1 guests attending.
Post # 4
Em I’ve seen a few with:
_ of 2 attending,
then to cement it I saw one with
‘Invitees only please’
on the bottom! I’ve never seen that before, so maybe someone else can say whether that’s rude or not!
Post # 5
I like “we have reserved ___ seats in your honor” printed on the RSVP card.
“Invitees only, please” seems like a bit much, but perhaps a necessary evil.
Post # 6
thank you! I know it sounds mean to not want guests to bring dates but money matters, and I don’t want to spend money on people I don’t know, but I will have to suck it up if they are married, in a serious relationship, or engaged I guess.
Post # 7
It’s not mean at all! But yes, at a minimum, you have to invite married and engaged couples together, as these are “social units”.
Post # 8
You knw I had friends who did an invite then about a week later they sent this great little “newsletter” it was basically skipping out on a website (they chose not to do one). It explained what to wear to the wedding. The food that would be served. Where they were registered and also that their venue did not allow children (which may or may not have been true) but it worked. It was a simple while we would love to enjoy our special day with all of our family and friends the venue is 18 and over or something like that. It’s worth a shot . . . Their venue was a restaurant in Hollywood that turned into a bar later in the evening, I’m almost 100% positive that if they wanted someone younger to attend the wedding they could have so it was a smart move on there part to just put it back on the venue. If that’s not an option how about just simply saying adults only please on the invite?