RSVP card wording

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Sunnyb07:  I wouldn’t include any of that on the RSVP card.  If you are inviting the kids – don’t you already know how old they are?  If you or your FI don’t know, would someone in either of your families?  Same goes with the vegetarian meals – i figure if they need a vegetarian meal, it is their responsibility to reach out to you.  You can always have a few on hand to be safe 🙂 

Post # 4
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Sunnyb07:  If you are worried about the vegetarian thing, then put a note on the bottom that says “Please note any dietary restrictions on the back.” You may get some “I don’t like pork” answers, but the vegetarians and those will allergies will also tell you their needs.

ETA: I agree with PP about the ages of kids. If you don’t know, ask around, and if no one knows ask the parents.

Post # 5
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’d use check mark boxes.  On the RSVP put something like:

We have reserved ___ seats in your honor

( ) Yes, we will attend

( ) No, we will not attend

# of guests aged 13+ attending ____  # of children aged 4-12 attending ____

Number of vegetarian meals needed: ____

I have quite a few check boxes on mine because I figure some of the guests will only attend the ceremony (like people from church) and not the reception since the reception is about 40 mins away and I don’t want to pay for meals for people that wont’ be there so attached is what my RSVPs look like.  I have a lot of empty space on the bottom because the bottom is being cut off so they’ll fit in my pocketfold invitations correctly.

 

Post # 7
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Sunnyb07:  That’s what the ____ were for, for them to write down the number of the kids attending.  You could also add the lines like I did for them to write down the specific names if that’s what you want.

Post # 9
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Sunnyb07:  If the kids meal is less expensive than the plated meal at half price, I’d just go ahead and give them the kids meal.  I was leaning on a plated meal for a long time too but then ended up going with a buffet and they just charge half price for kids where I’m having it at so it works out great for us because the parents can just give their kids as much as they think they’ll eat

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