Post # 1
I want to have my guests RSVP online (or by email or by phone). The guests over 85 will have a formal mail-in RSVP card, but the majority of our guests would prefer not to have to stop at a post office to drop off the card (even if we prestamp it).
So… How do you word an RSVP “card” (notice?) that is included with the invited but that will not be mailed back.
Right now we’re stuck.
We think it will say
Kindly respond by the 20th of May
on our website XXXXXXX, or by phone or email.
Let us know if you (here’s where it gets weird)
if you… gladly accept or regretfully decline.
The meal options are beef or chicken or the children’s meal (age 4-12).
(We DO have a veggie option, and we’ll let our vegetarian guests know that, but the venue said not to advertise it, or we’ll get charged for an extra entre. They cover up to 5% veggie.)
Our website’s RSVP section options are
-we have allergies and will call you (then we can help them choose, for example an aunt who is allergic to onions will have the chicken, not the beef).
How do we word the RSVP?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
How is this?
Kindly respond by the 20th of May
on our website
by phone (555) 555-1234 or (555)555-6789
or by email [email protected] or [email protected]
Please let us know your meal choice
-beef – chicken -kid’s meal (4-12)
and if you have any food allergies.
Post # 4
I don’t think you need to include food options on the RSVP card, just on the website. So something like:
Please kindly respond by the 20th of May on our website, http://www.ellabeeandfi.com“
If you’d like to include a phone or email option, I think I’ve seen suggestions here on the Bee…. But, if they call you’ll likely catch them and can ask for their food inforamation.
On another note, I’m getting STUCK with having a vegetarian option as a menu choice because we have more than 5% vegetarians! AND they might not lower our menu price. Ug.
Post # 5
Ooh… I like what you just put!!
Post # 6
@sonj818: 🙁 Bummer about the veggie option. What happened? Just that many vegetarians, or people decided they wanted to eat vegetarian just for your wedding?
Post # 7
@ellabee: Too many vegetarians due to my FI’s religion. Not sure how many will show yet, but we’re looking at 45 of 175 on the guest list… Targeting 150 to come. Ug. I’m still negotiating, though. Sometimes I feel sorry for my vendors. 🙂
Post # 8
@sonj818:Can you scrap one of the meat options? You can say “chicken or veggie.” Or is it too late?
Post # 9
I think less is more with this right?
I agree with just putting something like:
“R.S.V.P. by the 20th of May, 2011 at [email protected]“
All the info can be on your website. No need to put anything other.
Best of Luck! =)
Post # 10
@ellabee: Yeah, I can scrap the red meat option and just have chicken and veggie… I know I’m sticking my heels in the ground a bit, but since food cost is lower for vegetarian, I feel like my per-plate cost (at least for the veggie) should go down if I have to have only chicken and veggie. Ugh. You going to the meet up on wednesday?
Post # 11
@sonj818:Hey, bummer, I didn’t know! I’m actually living in Virginia (military move) but the wedding is in SF. Have fun at the meetup, and let me know what’s new. 🙂
You can ask to lower the price if you switch one option from red meat to veggie since then they aren’t offering 5% of anything… or maybe they’ll let you do 5% red meat? (You’ll have to only tell a few people, that actually is probably a really bad idea.)