So your invitations are finally out and you waiting for all your RSVP's. As exhausting as it is following up on on finding out who will be attending as well as the numbers to go with it almost every couple will be thrown with awkward questions, here is a few examples and possible ways to deal with them:
On casual passing, "we'll be there"
What to say: That's great, please could you send me a message to confirm as well as how many of you will be attending.
When will I be receiving my invitation/I can't wait for your wedding! When they not actually on the guest list.
What to say: Our budget is very limited and unfortunately we have not been able to invite everyone although we would love to.
Joe can't make it but I've invited Mark in his place.
What to say: I'm so glad you will be there! Although we have a waiting list of people we would love to invite, so we will not be able to add your guest at this stage. I'll let you know if anything changes. You will definitely be seated at a table where you will know someone.
I'll be there as well as (New Partner/Stranger)
What to say: I'm sorry, due to number restrictions we aren't able to add in all the plus ones, but we can't wait to see you at the wedding!
Can I bring my children?
What to say: Unfortunately we are not able to have all of our guests' children be at the wedding with our limited budget and space.
No response just before the RSVP date.
What to say: Hello - our RSVP date is coming up for our wedding and we would love to know if you can make? We need to confirm catering numbers with the venue
No response after the RSVP date.
What to say: Hello - We wanted to find out whether you will be coming to the wedding?