Post # 1
i took a break from wedding planning and the Bee and it was a really good choice for me. I really needed some time to not be planning a wedding.
I am now getting back into it very slowly. I got my invitation draft and showed my bridesmaid my RSVP card and she was confused. I need to figure out how to make it simple. I want guest to know how many guest get invited, if they are attending, their names, and the entree selection.
could you take a stab at it?
Post # 3
That seems very straight forward to me!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Seems pretty obvious to me. The only thing is that a lot of people don’t understand the “M______________” – so if you want it to be clearer, it could say “Names:_______________”.
You hear horror stories of tons of RSVP cards with no names, because that was over people’s heads….
Post # 5
Seems pretty clear to me. Re the previous comment about cards being returned with no names, remember to discreetly number the back of the cards to correspond with your spreadsheet for invitations. Any cards returned without names can easily be identified.
Post # 6
Looks great, can’t get much more straightforward then that
Post # 7
Seems pretty clear to me. Did she tell you what she was confused about? Also, I love your design!
Post # 8
@MrsBeck: thanks! She said she didn’t know what the M was for. Also she was just going to check by her entree selection…but she said that was because she didn’t read the directions.
Post # 9
@Meant2Bee: Haha, I honestly didn’t know what the ‘M’ was for either when I received my first invite a few years ago! A quick google search cleared that up though. We had tons of peope just check their entree instead of initialing it and we just assigned the food randomly and let the couple switch if needed. I don’t think you need to change anything on the RSVP.
Post # 10
@Meant2Bee: I think it is very straight forward, I also agree that you should put “Names” instead of “M”. It’s a fantastic idea to number your RSVP cards with you guest list because people are going to send it back with no name. It’s really silly thing to do but they will anyway. I wrote a post about people being confused yesterday and my RSVP almost has the exact wording but people were still RSVPing with more guests than there alotted seats. UGH! I guest it’s the nature of the beast, maybe I should have just put ‘Names’ but I just wanted to make sure people knew that one of the seats was there’s. Unfortunately formal weddings don’t happen very often on my side and people don’t always get the RSVP thing. Best of luck! I think it is very clear!
“Please Respond By March 30th, 2014
____ Seat(s) Have Been Reserved in Your Honor
____ Accepts with pleasure
____ Declines with regret
Name(s) of Guest(s) Including Yours:
The Reception is RSVP Only with Assigned Seating so Please be Sure to Respond”
Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/how-much-clearer-can-i-get-rsvp-confusion#ixzz2uLHf0c6b
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Looks just like mine except I did put
and not M____________________
Because of how often people seem confused by it. I once I had someone tell me “but my name doesn’t start with an M!”