Post # 1
Its come that time that I need to order my invitations ASAP, and I am completely at a lost for the wording on the response cards.
I am having a sit down dinner so I need the meal choices ahead of time, do I put just “chicken, beef or fish”, or do I put down the actual entrees- such as Slice Sirloin, Chicken Pinwheels, Stuffed Sole”??
Also what do I do about vegetarians, and kids meal, since all children will be having kids meals.
Also how do I match up the person, couple or family with their meal choice? This is so confusing!!!
Post # 3
Since iI find it easier to see examples – I have popped in a couple below. But to answer some questions:
If all children receive kids meals than you only need headcount for kids – you can list the kids meal on the response card and folks will check it off if it’s needed.
For vegetarians, list it as an option.
I would suggest putting the full description on the cards if you can (thus allowing anyone with allergies to nuts or lactose, etc. to know what they are requesting).
Ask people to INITIAL the entree choice (rather than check it off) so you know who is asking for which meal. Don’t stress about this though…if you are having a formal meal – the waitstaff will go around to each table and verify which meal each person is getting before they bring it out. You are really only getting their choices ahead of time to ensure that the caterer makes enough of each meal for headcount purposes.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
Thank you for the suggestions! I was looking up some online and do I put how many people were invited on the RSVP card as well? like _ out of _ ???
Post # 5
@riss519: I did that on mine – because it makes it clear that only a certain number of people were invited (especially if they have children and you aren’t inviting them). Another option is to write in the names of those invited (say using #2 from my example above – you would write in the names of both of the people invited) and thus is leaves no space for them to include anyone else. It does keep you from getting those random adds of people onto invitations!
Post # 6
I can’t help you on kids because I don’t know what we will do there, but this is basically what I’ll do.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
You could leave a few blank lines to write in the names. Then with your meal choices, kind of like this…
-(your RSVP wording)-
Please indicate who will be joining us, and if any children will be attending.
please indicate the choices for attending adult parties:
They can indicate the number of people ordering that meal. They will all be at the same table more than likely if they are on the same invite, so they should be able to easily sort who gets what when it gets to the table.
I do like Pinkmoon’s choice too, that would work, but you may need more than just 2 lines, depending on the household.
Post # 8
This is what I’m putting on mine!
Please reply on or before June 29th, 2013
We have happily reserved ______ seat(s) in your honor.
____ wouldn’t miss it for the world
____ will celebrate from afar
Post # 9
I was just about to write a thread like this! Some great ideas on here ladies!!