(Closed) RSVP Wording

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

is there a reason that they must write their full name and not just initial their menu choice?  i’m just asking because you’ll need much more room on the card in order to write out full names.

Post # 4
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1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with @simplifiedbride.

For mine, I said “please initial next to choice of entree” and probably 3 of 30 (so far) did. I just gave up – I don’t care enough to chase people down. I’m supposed to put “chicken” or “haddock” or w/e on their place cards, so I”ll just do, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and then, “one chicken, one haddock.”

I don’t think there’s really a place to do it..unless you individually type up everyone’s thing..for instance,

The favor of your reply is requested by Blah blah.

Please circle your choice of entree.

M________________________ Chicken / Fish

M________________________ Chicken / Fish

 

But keep in mind – if you have any groups of more than two (for instance, a couple and adult child living with them, or even child if you’re having them) you’d have to add a third line. If you’re ordering in bulk, that shows people that might be invited individually 3 lines – they might be tempted to add a guest without realizing it. Just food for thought. 🙂

Post # 6
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1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jonelle 8611: by same initials, do you mean they would be on the same invitation? or a separate one? because if they are separate – I also numbered the backs of my RSVP cards before putting them in the envelopes. the # corresponded with the “invitation #” on my guest list. so far I haven’t had to use it – it was just preemptive.

 

ETA – my RSVPs said the whole, The favor of your reply blah blah, then just the M_____ line. Underneath it said, please initial next to choice of entree and had a line next to chicken, and next to haddock. however, NO ONE did it. I have lots of “1” and “2”s. haha!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wondered if you had lots of the same initials, but they’re all within the same household?  The same initialed brother and sister wouldn’t matter if they live at their own residences, but if they’re under 18 and living at home i could see how it may be confusing.  Do you have a lot of people that fall into this category?  If it’s 3 or 4 rsvps out of 100 invites mailed, I don’t think it’d be worth it to have everyone write out their full names.  I’d probably just guess that John Smith picked the steak and his wife Jane Smith picked the salmon, and figure that if they were reversed when they were served, they’d just switch plates.  Also, they may all choose the same entree!  I have a feeling that those who do share the same home and initials would know to be more clear about their meal choice and write their names on their own.  If you’d really like them to write out their full names, sorrycharlie’s wording suggestion would be perfect.  🙂

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