Post # 1
Don’t ask me how I didn’t notice this when I proofed my invitations, but I just noticed something that bothers me now that I’m getting RSVP’s back in the mail.
The phrase used for our RSVP’s is: Please kindly reply by March 31, 2012.
I think this sounds kind of silly and redundant using both “please” and “kindly.” What are your honest opinions. Do you think our guests noticed/cared?
Post # 3
I’m sure it’s fine, most people don’t pay that much attention. Just try to think back on the details of the last wedding invitation you received 🙂
Post # 4
If they notice, they won’t care. We tend to read familiar things like RSVP cards the way that we expect them, not the way they are printed anyway.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Very true, I think that’s actually what I did when I proofed them. I just read it as “Kindly reply…” in my head!
Post # 6
Honestly? I read the line and immediately thought, so what’s the problem? Then I read what you pointed out and had an ohhhhhhhh moment. 🙂 I honestly didn’t notice. Now that I do notice it is odd in a sweet way and I can see how you’d be a little bugged by it. But there’s a really good chance no one will notice and if they do they’ll just think you’re very polite. 🙂
Post # 7
I would rather see “Please kindly reply” than “Please RSVP,” which is completely redundant. 🙂
Post # 8
No one will notice or care
Post # 9
I read it and didn’t notice until you pointed it out.
So probably, unless everyone is an english major, they won’t notice it either.
Post # 10
honestly I didn’t catch it until you mention it….
I am sure it’s okay. I think I can speak for a lot of people. I usually screen through the card really quick just pay attention to the details like date and place. haha
Post # 11
Agreed, no one will notice and if they do they won’t care. It sounds super polite, I like it 🙂
Post # 12
I do think it sounds strange, but this is VERY small problem. Most people probably didn’t even notice. Focus your attention on bigger things!
Post # 13
I actually didn’t even notice!
Post # 14
Don’t worry about it! Even if they notice, they won’t mind. Just think of it as you being extra polite. 🙂