Here we go, talking about another pet peeve of mine. Well, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a pet peeve. I just hate when it’s not done correctly. LOL! When we got married 3 years ago, I took the time out to research information that I didn’t know. One thing I DIDN’T have to research was the proper way to send out invitations. You’re probably wondering what I mean by that. I’m talking about they way they are addressed. I’ve gotten some pretty messed up invitations and to be honest I have not gone to events because of this.
I am going to help you out a bit in case you are confused on how to send them out. Check it out:
– If you are sending an invitation to a married couple, unless it’s gender specific (bridal shower, bachelorette/bachelor party, etc) BOTH names need to be on the invite. If you invite ME ONLY to a wedding, I’m not coming cause you did not invite my Husband. And PLEASE do not put my name/his name + Guest!! UMMMMMM, we are Mr. and Mrs. idiot. LOL!
– If the person is not married, but they live with their partner you should put both names on the invite. If you don’t know the significant others name, it is ok to call your friend and ask for their name. I made sure to put both names on our invites when I sent them out. Especially if they had been together for quite some time. I think it’s very rude if you do not do it this way.
– If the person is single and it’s ok to bring a guest, this is when you add Joe Blow + Guest. HOWEVER, if this person is to come alone least the + Guest out. Hopefully they know they are not allowed to bring anyone.
Now, that I got that out of the way let’s talk about RSVPing. People, MY PEOPLE, we ask that you RSVP for a reason. We need to know how much food to pay for. I made it clear to people, if you didn’t RSVP you may as well sit in the car until dinner is over cause I didn’t pay for you a plate. That is the rudest mess EVER!! Another thing is this….if you get a RSVP card for 2 people DO NOT TRY TO RSVP FOR MORE THAN 2!! Someone tried to do that for our reception and I politely called them like, you rsvp’d for more than what’s on your card. LOL!! I was not playing those games. I have to say this, but as a culture we need to get better with this. I mean, if I didn’t care about the number of people attending there would be no need to RSVP. DUH!!
I swear this post has brought back so many memories. LOL! I just thought with wedding season getting ready to jump start and being that I’ve received an incorrect invite or 10 in my life, I just thought I would share some free advice.
You can thank me later. 😉