(Closed) RSVP Card Etiquette – to laugh or not to laugh

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What do you think about these RSVP Cards
    Hysterical! Send them... with bells on. : (48 votes)
    51 %
    Not funny. Forget the bells AND the cards. : (29 votes)
    31 %
    What is UP with the bells? : (17 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @MrsRight:  Screwing around with RSVP cards really pisses me off, so I say NO.  This is information you NEED.


    Also, don’t forget an RSVP by date.

    Post # 4
    1189 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @mchitt329:  +1

    I think a lot of people will find them ridiculous, not funny, and possibly a little rude.  

    Post # 5
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I sent mine out thinking everyone would get it and that it would be super cute.. You would be surprised how many people actually got it. I was so upset. I had older guest call to ask me what type of bells they needed to wear.. But I wouldn’t have changed mine for anything. I think they are cute and funny!

    Post # 6
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s super funny, but I’m having a hard enough time getting RSVP’s back and recorded properly, that I would advise against it for your future sanity…

    Post # 7
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    There have been several versions of this that have circulated around various times.  Think one had something about wild poodles or some other breed of dog.  It’s a matter of taste and your style of wedding.  If you’re having a very formal wedding it would be inappropriate.  On the other hand, if you’re pranksters and having a very casual laid back wedding, it might be fine.  Use your judgement.

    Post # 8
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think you’re best off being straightforward with RSVPs.  A lot of people find this sort of thing more annoying than cute.


    Post # 9
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think it’s cute, but I don’t think it’s practical.  I fear you might have people check one of the WILL NOT boxes because they like the response (I would have checked WILL NOT be there… heard there will be people wearing wearing bells, even if I was attending and written a small note to clarify). Some people might not clarify, and you might confuse some of your older guests.

    Post # 10
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s hilarious, but know some of my older relatives would be unappreciative and not get the humor.

    Post # 11
    8487 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MrsRight:  I personlly dont mind funny RSVPs (I actually love them!) But I dont get the bells thing…

    Post # 12
    2705 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Well I like them and think they are fun.  But it would definitely depend on your guest list.  Mine would love it, but it’s obvious not everyone thinks that way.

    Post # 13
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s hysterical and would totally send it.. except that most of my relatives don’t speak English so that might not work for them, lol. But if I had a different family, I’d totally do it! I guess it depends if your recipients will see the humour in it or not.

    Post # 14
    3690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s cute, but when it comes to RSVPs it seems you don’t want to make things more confusing than you have to (both in terms of the guest filling it out and you being able to mark down who is coming). It just seems like asking for trouble.

    Post # 15
    3574 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    these remind me of the choices you would put on an evite.  Funny, I guess, but I think a wedding invitation should be more elegant.

    Post # 16
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i designed a suite for my brother’s roommates (they’re getting married this winter), and their RSVP cards were like that one. she sent me the wording she wanted, and i was crying laughing (it was also almost 2am one night, so i was overtired.. that added to the hysterical laughter). it suits them. they’re laid back and are having a laid back wedding, so the wording works for them.

    if you love it, go for it. i know everyone who’s seen the cards from their suite have laughed and loved them (:

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