(Closed) Should I only let certain people bring a guest ? Please read first :)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Only let certain people bring a guest to the wedding?
    Yes, only let certain people bring a guest. : (79 votes)
    80 %
    No, you should let everyone bring a guest. : (11 votes)
    11 %
    Depends : (9 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think that’s fine 🙂

    Post # 4
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @birdy88:  I think it’s totally fine. Add a vote!

    Post # 5
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That’s definitely fine. You just don’t add “and guest” to their invitation (i.e. only list a single person’s name on both envelopes and RSVP card). If they ask, let them know that it’s a tight budget and you don’t know their SO.

    Post # 6
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    Yea I think thats fine  – this is a bit of a risk but I sent out more invitations than I could host knowing that some people wouldnt actually come, then again, it is a Destination Wedding.

    You could also put them into A and B list. Send out As first and as soon as you get a rejection send out the Bs.

    Post # 7
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    As long as you’re inviting established couples, not giving everyone a +1 is totally fine.

    Post # 8
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    That’s totally fine. Not everyone has to have a guest! You’re being very considerate by giving a guest to people who won’t know anyone, but for single people who know others there? They’ll be totally fine

    Post # 9
    9548 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m only inviting those in long term, serious relationships. I am probably going to allow the wedding party to bring dates, if they want. But random friend/cousin who’s been dating someone for a couple months – nope!

    Post # 11
    1784 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    That’s what I’m doing! It’s a great way to make sure everyone you want to be there is able to be.

    Post # 12
    7385 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Your not a Trump, so unfortutenly in life people can’t get everything they want.

    I don’t see a problem with it.

    Post # 13
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m in the same boat as you. Our venue only holds 120 max. Our guest list now is at 160 LOL Plus we have people coming with their children too.


    Most is family. I think that inviting people that are not in steady relationship (like marriage or engagement) and not giving the option of plus 1 is ok.

    Post # 16
    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @birdy88:  people with  significant “longer” term others ,or people that don’t really know other people  at the wedding.

    Nope never a good idea to jude other’s relationships.  You’ll prob be back complining that guests are asking to bring guests.

    It is not fair to let some people bring their dates and others no.  You want people to celebrate your relationship, but snub their.


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