Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Répondez s'il vous plaît

Elizabeth and I started with lists of people who we wanted to invite to our wedding. Since we're doing a double wedding, and the reception hall has limited space, we had to cut those lists down: a lot. If we didn't, the fire marshal could come and fine us, or close our reception down (or whatever it is that they do when you exceed the maximum capacity for a building). Needless to say, we're not thrilled to have to not invite people who we wanted to invite, but there's hope: You see, when someone responds to us that they can't come, that, in addition to being bad news, is also good news, because it means that maybe someone else can be invited. However, if people don't RSVP until the last minute (or at all), then we don't have the opportunity to extend more invitations. So please, RSVP. By the way, the limitation on the number of guests is imposed by the maximum capacity at the reception, not the ceremony, therefore, even if you aren't invited, you are perfectly welcome to come to the wedding ceremony. Also, if you were invited to the wedding, and you don't plan on coming to the reception, then letting us know would be helpful.


  1. So you know how BSF has seminars coming up soon? I'm thinking of conducting my own set of seminars, one of which will be called "How to promptly respond to an invite". You should recommend to your invitees that they take it! ;-)

  2. Congratulations on that whole marriage thing ;). Hope it works out to be an amazing blessing (and I trust that it will!)

  3. Hmmm, yeah, so here's what happened: I was under the mistaken impression that the same person who was taking phone RSVPs was also checking the e-mail address. This was not the case, and so about a week after this post, I discovered 43 unopened e-mails in the inbox. Oops.