(Closed) R.S,V.P.Cards – Include a Line for Number Attending?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

To make it easier you could do something like this:

 

We have reserved 2 seats in your honor.

__ of 2 will attend.

Or for singles

We have reserved 1 seat in your honor.

__ of 1 will attend.

 

That way they fill out a number, but it’s very clear how many people are invited.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@KatNYC2011:  We kind of did this.  We said the number of seats reserved and then at the bottom after the accept or decline part, we have a blank with the number of guests attending.  

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We had “we have reserved ___ seats in your honor” on our rsvp cards, and many people still crossed out the number to include their kids, dates, etc.!  I could not believe it.  Luckily we were under our target number of guests, but it would have made for some awkward phone calls if we had gone over the number the venue holds.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been wondering about this too! I love the ___ of # will attend. Definitely going to use.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Here is what I’m thinking of doing. There is a line for numbers which I will fill in, and then depending on the guest couple/family etc there will be a different amount of meal choice lines for them to fill in.

And I am also going to include their names on the meal choice lines so it’s EXTRA CRYSTAL clear who is invited 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly, after my RSVP debacle (+ kid for adults-only wedding), I would strongly strongly strongly encourage stating how many seats are available and the guests that are specifically invited. At first, I only left the blank line next to accept/decline and I’ve have had check marks with Mr. and Mrs. so and so, checkmarks with just one name (but told VERBALLY that there’s a Mrs. to the invite), and numbers of people attending filled on the line. Yes, apparently people will cross out lines and refill in the number, but even if that line will save you from having to tell one less person that it is ONLY Mr. and Mrs. so and so, I think it is worth it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We wrote “we have reserved ___ seats in your honor” on the RSVP cards and pre-printed the number, so we had stacks of 1, 2, 3, 4 and then put them in the correct envelopes. So far it has worked out and no one has added anyone to the card. If people have the audacity to change a printed number on the card, I’m not sure they wouldn’t just add another line with the extra guest(s) they plan to bring and their entree. I’m sure people can find a way to add people to almost any response card. Kind of unbelievable.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

to save any confusion of extra guests, i like the idea of

We have reserved 2 seats in your honor.

__ of 2 will attend.

the second line reminds them that the can’t have more than the # indicated.

i didn’t do it this way but hearing of all the non-invited guests it’s a great suggestion.

i printed my rsvps as:

 

M_________________ (  ) accepts; (  ) declines

(  )  beef;  (  )  chicken;  (  ) vegetable

 

M_________________ (  ) accepts; (  ) declines

(  )  beef;  (  )  chicken;  (  ) vegetable

 

i had this layout for couples, added a third row for invites with 3 guests and only a single row for single guests.

i didn’t expect any additional guests and luckily do not receive any. 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i did what KatNYC2011 did and we have had ZERO problems. Almost 75% of our rsvps are back

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lilbluebird:  thank you, it took me a long time to decide on the finished product.  the only problem i had, one person checked off both beef and chicken.  he seriously expected 2 meals.

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