Post # 1
Ok ladies, hear me out…
My guest list has gotten outta hand (a hands on Future Mother-In-Law is to blame) and if every one person brings a guest thats well over 100 people. Thats more than I can afford, so I was contemplating putting something like…
- One (or two–depends on the invite) seat has been reserved in your honor
- Only one RSVP per invitation is requested
or something along those lines…my fear is a repeat of my FMIL’s 50th birthday party when someone RSVP’d for 7 (yes seven) people, and I dont want to run the risk seeing as how we’re dealing with the same group of people.
Is this ok, or is it tacky?
Post # 3
I would like to know this as well. We are okay with having children that are in our families at our wedding but we don’t want to end up with coworkers random children that we’ve never met before.
Post # 4
I’d put that each person has ____ number of seats reserved in their name. I think that’s pretty standard.
Post # 6
I had the same issue. I did mine something around the lines of
___seats have been reserved in your honor
Number of guests attending____
Will not attend____
Names of guests attending____________
I forgot my exact wording but you get the idea lol
Post # 7
I think your first option is just fine.
Post # 8
I also think your option is just fine!
I’ve just sent our invitations (lots going to people from overseas) and as we’re not inviting any plus-ones, we solved the issue by writing the names of the people invited on the top of the RSVP card to make it clear exactly who was invited (eg people’s children were invited, but not adult children of cousins, etc).
It ended up looking quite lovely and as we designed and produced our own invitation suite we were able to do the layout to suit.
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We’re doing the same thing – our RSVPs will say “____ seats have been reserved in your honor” or “____ of ____ attending” (we will have filled out the second blank).
Post # 10
i think your first option will do best!
Post # 11
I was stumped by this as well (actually I still am).
But I think I’ve decided on wording it like this and actually spelling it out for them leaving no room to change it to what they want:
Two Seats Have been Reserved in your honor.
__Accepts with pleasure
__Declines with regret
If anyone else has any ideas I would like to hear them!