My fiance and I just recently sent out our wedding invitations. Already, we both have had some friends (who are single) ask if they can bring a guest. I'm honestly shocked someone who think to ask this, if the invite was only addressed to them, but people will be people. As much as it put me in an akward position we had to tell them that we'd like to be able to accommodate, but will not know until closer to the wedding and I expressed that we made our guest list with a budget in mind since we are paying per head. It felt funny tell 2 friends of ours this, but I also felt I needed to be clear.
Anyone else experience this? I really felt it was rude of them to ask, but I got out of my bride (less than two months to go) head, and thought well maybe they just feel very comfortable with us to even ask? I'm not sure. Outside of a wedding my fiance and I are very much the "more the merrier" type but this is not a casual weekend BBQ, it's our formal wedding at over $100 a person.
As it is we are going to see where the wiggle room is and first offer plus ones to our wedding party members and close family.
Any advice on how to tell friends that no we can't accommodate?
The other thing we have experienced is co-workers thinking they automatically get an invite to the point of asking and saying that want to bring a guest. Where are people's manners? lol. Crazy I know.