(Closed) RSVP wording

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Perhaps you could say “There’s a seat waiting just for you, hope you can make it!!”

Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I wouldn’t put the “____ seats are waiting for you” because if it is just one then is doesn’t make sense to have seats plural.

I personally would never assume that I can bring a guest unless the envelope says “and guest.”

Can you make a couple different versions of the RSVP cards so that there is only enough rooms ro write the names of the number of invited guests?

Maybe some married ladies can help you with their experiences.

Post # 5
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

I’ve seen invitations with two blanks after the accept/decline line, like this:

(blank) of (blank) attending

like, 1 of 2, or 2 of 2, etc. You fill in the second blank yourself before you send the invites, so they know exactly how many are included in their party. 

It’s subtle enough to look “normal” and not rude, but bold enough to get the point across.

Post # 6
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m in the same boat. Paying for wedding ourselves, not allowing “and guest” for the singles, unfortunately.

I wish I had specified the seats reserved, because I did have an issue with someone being repeatedly dense about this very matter.

Post # 7
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Try “We have reserved _____ seat(s) in your honor”; we used this for our RSVP and do not feel that its tacky nor do you need to apologize for it!

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