Lynnie
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I've already had guests ask to bring extra people - true or false?

Lynnie, on August 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM Posted in Planning 0 128
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Hands down, one of the most frustrating parts of wedding planning is being the guest list police! From rogue relatives offering verbal invites, to your guests assuming they can bring a plus one (or plus five) - it can take a lot to keep your guest list under control.

Have you already had guests ask about extra invites? Tell us if this statement is true or false for you!


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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    100% true. Definitely had guests ask that.
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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren ·
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    TRUE! FH has said yes to a sibling coming, someones out of town guest and a FIL's friend who were not on the original guest list. We are under our minimum so it is fine.

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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    True! Ughhh. My FH doesn't realize all that goes into planning and had two people text him asking to bring an extra person or two and he said yes thats fine! Only for me to find out weeks later. I am just glad I found out before, not at the wedding when there wasn't enough room!

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    True! But my answer was NO!
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    False. We gave all of our single guests plus ones so I don't see this being much of an issue, but some people might push to bring their kids.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    True. But it's not really their fault. FH didn't know some of his friends had kids/girlfriends so I, of course, accommodated them.

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  • Jordan
    Expert September 2019
    Jordan ·
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    True. 2 of my cousins asked to bring new significant others who I had never met or heard of. And an out of town friend who was given a plus one asked for a second plus one.

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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    TRUE. unfortunately. it's an awkward conversation to have.

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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber ·
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    Not yet, haven't sent invitations out yet. But I have had everyone and their brother saying "Am I invited to the wedding?!!?"

    Short answer: no Smiley xd

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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    True! I had that question asked only after the 2nd day of giving out invitations. It’s annoying!
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  • Erin
    Rockstar July 2021
    Erin ·
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    My brother asked to bring a +1 and I was too shocked to hear that he was close enough to someone to want to bring them (he has a hard time with people) to think of a reason why not, so I said sure. (Plus, she might be able to keep him in check and stop him from picking at the other guest’s political opinions...)
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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·
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    True. But we have a lot of wiggle room so it's fine. It was my photographer who said she needed to bring a friend because her babysitter bailed, the friends going to stay at the hotel and look after the little one, I okayed that 100%

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  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
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    Invitations haven’t gone out yet but one of FH’s friends just assumed she would have a plus one. I was beyond annoyed as I felt I had to give plus ones to all our single guests if we gave it to one. For unrelated reasons, she has bowed out of coming to the wedding so I’m back to no plus ones!
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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    True. So many times. I had one guest do a plus seven. Oh, honey no.
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    False, so far!
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  • Jacquelene
    Dedicated October 2021
    Jacquelene ·
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    False. I guess we are lucky.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley ·
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    False. So far. We’ll see, though.
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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·
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    True. We had an RSVP held hostage until we could say whether or not their son could bring his girlfriend.

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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    True. People are ridiculous.
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  • Sarah
    Devoted October 2020
    Sarah ·
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    So far no. But a lot of people assuming they'll be invited which is rude lol
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