(Closed) RSVP Wording – Grammar/Apostrophe Question!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Guest’s because there is “each guest”… or something of that explanation. Ah crap. I hate thinking to deeply into this stuff, it starts to confuse your way more than it should.

Post # 4
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Since it’s “each” it would be “guest’s.”

Post # 5
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


Guest’s is singular, Guests’ is plural. You are referring to only one guest in this request (each guest)

Post # 6
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

one guest’s choice

several guests’ choices

I would say since you’re saying “Each guest” that makes it singular (because it would mean each individual guest) and it would be “Guest’s”

Post # 7
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since the apostrophe question has been answered, I’ll answer your question about the accent.

Ctrl+shift then use the ? key to make the accented éÉ.  Press Ctrl+shift twice again to re-set it back.



Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Agreed with prisigtr: “Each” makes it singular. We would say “each guest is having the chicken” and not “each guest *are having the chicken”, right? So “each guest’s entree.” (accent goes over the first e).

If you were to write “all guests’ entrees” the apostrophe would go behind the word because “all guests” = plural. “All guests are having the chicken” vs. “All guests *is having the chicken.”

Post # 10
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Should be “Guest’s.”  “Each” implies singular and choice is singular.

Think of it this way, you wouldn’t say something like

“Each guests do something,” you’d say “Each guest does something.”


 ETA:  Looks like I was a little slow to post – glad you got it figured out!

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