So I am getting married this coming July and when we sent out our invites, we sent them to Mr. & Mrs. We have been getting quite a few responses back that include the whole family. I will give you an example after a husband and wife decided to bring their teenage kids along. I explained to my husband that I wanted to be firm about this with limited seating and all. He finally wrote out to them saying that our reception has limited seating and we are trying to do Mr. and Mrs. only. Then he proceeded to say that we understand that some situations dont allow for that and in that case we wouldnt turn anyone away. ( He was trying to not sound so harsh) They responded saying "if there isnt enough room, we can leave the girls in the motel for a few hours. Im sure they wouldnt mind!"
I see where they are kind of led to believe that they can bring their kids after my finace put that we wouldnt turn anyone away in certain instances, but wouldnt you think that if you got a piece of mail to MR. AND MRS, your kids are NOT invited?? And do you think when they said "if there isnt enough room" they were saying, we will come to the reception and if there are open seats were taking them, but if not, well take them to the room?? I feel like sending them a more straight forward email back explaining, MR and MRS only!! Any advice? Should I just get over it? Its kind of aggravating me because if everyone were to do this, wed be spending thousands of extra dollars.