Is this too confusing?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
407 posts
Helper bee

taraelisabeth:  I don’t think it is confusing….what part are they confused about?

I also love that you gave the option of RSVPing online. I feel like thats a good way to get quicker responses

Post # 4
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1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s not totally confusing, but it’s very busy. Why ask for # guests attending and not declining? I get that if only one person oyt of two plans to join you know your number, but it’s not consistent.

Post # 7
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1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That could also be the confusing part. Shoukd I RSVP usinf the card or website or both?

Post # 8
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

taraelisabeth:  no advice, but I just wanted to say we did the STDs that match those! I want to do the same invites, but my fiancé wants different ones. 

Post # 10
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

taraelisabeth:  I don’t think it’s confusing, but think about how many invites we look at, both in choosing ours and critiquing others here on the site. The only possible thing I can think of that might confuse people… do you think the { } is throwing people off? Maybe they don’t know they’re supposed to check that–although it seemed obvious to me!

But you would not believe how things that seem simple to use can be confusing to others. Like, I’ve heard people ask what the M is for. I think I’ve seen that on every formal invitation I’ve received!

At least people are calling and asking you what to do! Much better than getting no response at all. These are super cute, btw!

Post # 12
milkcowBee
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

taraelisabeth:  I don’t think it is confusing at all, but spending hours on a wedding website definitely helps with that. I know a lot of people who don’t know what the “M” on the name line is for – I think that since weddings aren’t every day things, people aren’t used to what they need to do for them and that has a big impact. If you think you’re going to keep getting a lot of questions, maybe you could put an explanation on your website, but I don’t know if that would be worth it.

Post # 14
milkcowBee
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - The Meeting House/DoubleTree by Hilton

taraelisabeth:  If it makes you feel better, I honestly don’t think there is a good way to do an RSVP card – they get lost, people don’t realize they’re supposed to mail them back, they RSVP for too many people, etc. I’ve never heard of one going perfectly! 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

Sometimes the simpler, the better.  My own cards had the reply date up top and nothing but a blank card underneath and I didn’t have anyone who had trouble figuring out how to reply, but nothing should surprise us, these days, I guess.

Etiquette is not a fan of the ” X seats reserved” language, since it implies that you are afraid your guests won’t know how to read or respect an invitation, so that element may be a little confusing to some. It would have been to me before joining this site since I’d never seen that. 

The only other part I can see that may not be clear, and this is stretching things, is that it is unspecified that there are  two  options for reply , mail or email.  And yes, some have never before seen the M line, but really, how hard would that, or any of it have been  to look  up?  On top of this, it is never wrong to reply without the crutch of the card, and self addressed, stamped  return envelope, so people really have no excuse. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  weddingmaven.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  weddingmaven.
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