Post # 1
I’ve Googled and the results are pretty split:
R.s.v.p. is correct as it’s a sentence.
RSVP is correct as it’s an acronym.
Personally, I’m leaning towards R.s.v.p. because it looks prettier in my Flemish Script font. But I am using a plainer font for the phone numbers and website, so I can do RSVP if it’s technically the correct version.
Man. I never thought I’d be debating over this crap.
Post # 3
For what it’s worth… why don’t you just go with whatever looks prettier in the font?
Post # 4
Emily Post states that R.s.v.p. is “absolutely correct,” while R.S.V.P. capitals are “permissible.” She also states that the former is preferred by “fastidious people.” 😀
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
I’m not familiar with what you are “supposed” to do, but it is kind of a small item on the invite itself, so I’d go with what looks best to you! I don’t think your guests are going to pick apart what you did…and if they do, that is crazy!
Post # 6
p.s. and you are right about the sentence, i.e., Repondez s’il vous plait.
Post # 7
Wow, I can’t believe how many little things that are address in our weddings. I thought it was RSVP
I guess many guests won’t really know the correct way either, so you could always do what looks prettier
Post # 8
I agree with cheerful – do whatever looks best in your font.
Post # 9
Go with what looks best. I bet only 1 in a few hundred actually know the “correct” way to do it. I have gotten invites with all 3 and I never thought about it twice. 🙂
Post # 10
I had similar concerns when putting together our invites – especially since 1/3 of our guests are French and if I got it wrong it would be obvious. My solution: avoid the acronym altogether 🙂
Post # 11
I always said RSVP but I can see why people would put “R.S.V.P.”
It doesn’t make too much of a difference to me though!
Post # 12
You know, I am a pretty fastidious person, and I honestly don’t think I would notice this one. Go with whatever looks best based on the font.
Post # 13
i’m visual – i would put it however looked best on the invite 😉
Post # 14
After this retardedness, I gave up and used my plain serif font to do RSVP, and kept the script for the invite and our names only. I see the samples today!
Post # 15
Glad you were able to make a decision and hope your samples look great.
I’m sure you didn’t mean anything by it, but please try to refrain from using the word “retard”, many people find it offensive. I lost a sister soon after she was born with down syndrome and it’s just not a nice word to casually toss around, you never know who might be affected by it.
Post # 16
@2010bride: I too have family with disabilities…one cousin with Down’s, two autistic cousins, and an uncle with severe postnatal brain injury. It’s a big family. Stuff happens. We’ve been raised with pretty open communication and make fun of each other without treading on ice…uncle Jack was mentally retarded and he was the first to call someone else retarded when they made a dumb joke. I forget others feel personally affronted by the word, but I mean no malice and will try to remember to be on my best behavior in public forums.