What to write on seating plan for guests plus one?!

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had an option for them to write the name of their guest on the rsvp/rsvp on the website also. There was I think one person who didn’t write a name but said they were bringing someone and I just asked them for their name. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Yes, if they indicate a +1 just call/text/email and ask their name (possibly health/allergy concerns if you didn’t ask that on the RSVP either) so you can put them on the chart. If they literally dont know and are just bringing a rando off the streets day of, well I’d just put “jessica Jones’ guest” or something. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Yes I would ask everyone for their guest’s name, this is what we did. And its fine to give them a deadline as they should understand you need to make a seating chart and place cards. As a plus one I would be annoyed to not be identified by name. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2020

You can ask for their guest’s name, but if you don’t, you can write “Guest of Jessica Jones” and make sure the “guest of” card is displayed close to your friend’s so it’s easily found.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

There is actually no such proper thing as generic “plus ones.”  Everyone is supposed to be made known to the host ahead of time and be invited by name. And if one wants to do it right, a separate invitation is sent to that person if they live separately. Nobody wants to be known as “and guest.”  At this point I would stand by your deadline for notification and either get a name or tell your friend you assume he’s coming solo. 

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