Is my RSVP wording clear?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Is our wording for the RSVPs clear?
    Yes! Everyone will totally get it : (16 votes)
    48 %
    Nope. It's not clear at all. : (4 votes)
    12 %
    It's somewhat clear, but I would change this: (comment below) : (13 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Engines are down seems clear, but the first one throws me off. 

     

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Maybe Cleared for Landing? It’s the word take-off, I know what it means but to me take-off equals leaving equals not being there.  Not only in the plane sense, but when you leave a place, you say ok I’m taking off, meaning you’re gone. 

    Cleared for Landing!

    Mayday! Engines are down!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Or you could go a different travel route: 

    All aboard!! 

    We have liftoff!

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    Arrival On-time

    Flight Grounded

     

    ?? Something along those lines.  I don’t go near the airport.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @JackiBean:  It’s clear to me, but it seems like people who don’t travel a lot might not. I like @pinkksnow: suggestions: 

    Arrival On-time

    Flight Grounded

    Post # 10
    Member
    7410 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Shouldn’t it be wheels are down? I have never heard the saying engines are down before. and would be confused.

    Post # 11
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @j_jaye:  I think the saying ‘engines are down’ means engines aren’t working. Wheels are down means ready to land which would mean the person is going, which wouldn’t make sense to have the RSVP options as “going” or “going”

    Post # 12
    Member
    7410 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @Jacqui90:  I have travelled a lot and I have never heard anyone say engines are down for malfunctioning/not working engines on an aircraft. As I said the common saying is wheels are down. If the OP switches out a word in a common saying then it will confuse the guests. Flight grounded due to engine malfunction is what is normally said, ot a plain old the engines aren’t working.

    I think the OP would be better with clear for take off and flight grounded. it would just make sense to more people I think.

    Post # 13
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @j_jaye:  yeah I agree, I have only heard ‘engines are down’ in the movies.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @JackiBean:  I’d add the normal RSVP lingo in parentheses. Why leave it to chance? Especially w old ppl or ppl who just don’t get it but are trying to RSVP. 

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