Guest Invitation What ifs
We couldn’t help but share this amazing post from Frosted Pink Events! “What ifs” are never things to dwell on, but certainly don’t forget to prepare for them!
Creating a guest list for your upcoming wedding can sometimes be challenging. You have to consider your picks, your fiance’s picks, your family’s and your future-in laws as well. That is a lot of people that you need to consider. Have a rough estimate of your number of guests when you begin looking at venues. Once you’ve decided on a wedding venue and know what the capacity, you can really start to look at your list.
If you and your fiance are paying for the majority of your wedding then you two have to most say in who is and is not invited to the wedding. If your parents or the future-in laws are footing most of the bill then they are allowed to have a little more say in the guest list. Here’s a helpful hint for ordering invitations; always order about ten or more invitations. Just in case you need to send out extras or make a mistake. After you receive your invitations, then you are ready for the what if’s.
You have no clue who sent back this RSVP? Sometimes guests get so excited that they send back their RSVP with no names or return address label. One easy remedy is to make a spreadsheet of all of your wedding guests and number them accordingly. On the back of the RSVP card write down the corresponding number for that guest. This way you can match the no-name RSVP with the appropriate guest.
They wrote down a guest when you didn’t indicate they could bring one. On the front of the invitation, you should write down the names of those invited and “guest” if needed. If they wrote down “and guest” and none was indicated then it would be appropriate to call that guest and let them down softly. You have it listed that way for a reason so they should respect and not push to get their way.
You find a mistake on your wedding invitations? Hopefully you double, triple check your spelling on your invitations and have a friend look over them as well. Most companies have people who review your invitation to make sure the layout and everything fits well. They may be able to check for simple errors, but they won’t know proper name spellings. If your invitations arrive with an error, check your company’s return policy and see if you are able to return them. If there is not a return policy, then see what a little white out and fancy penmanship can do or just leave it, people may not even notice. Another idea would be to send along a “correction” slip with the correct address or other information that may have been wrong
You are having an all-adult wedding and guests write down their kids on the RSVP. This one is kinda tough, it is important though that if you decide to have an all-adult reception that you stick to it. This is because if you tell someone no and they see other children at the wedding, they will not be too happy. If you want to include children as your flower girl or ring bearer then you can have them there for the ceremony and head out afterwards. A wedding can be a long event for kids.
You need to fill some last minute guest spots? As you receive back declines to your wedding, you can start moving on to others that you may want to invite. You can use some of your extra invitations to send out to these guests. Some brides and grooms may feel slightly awkward about the last minute guest invitations, but hey, would they rather get invited or not? In the long run, its not going to matter that much.
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Written by Katie