Post # 1
Has anyone used the following wording on an RSVP card? If so, how did it work out? Are there land mines I am missing? lol Better ideas welcome!! We’re not even close to the minimum – so we’re not doing the ” x number of seats reserved in your honor” thing.
accepts with pleasure
declines with regret
special dietary considerations _____________
Post # 3
@Astra: First I adore that you have a dietary consideration spot! I think it shows a lot of consideration on your behalf! I think the wording is fine. My favorite RSVP wording is:
Wouldnt miss it for the world.
Will celebrate from afar.
I did not use it though, my family thought it was too informal… gotta compromise somewhere!
Post # 4
@SparkleBee11: Thank you for your critique!! I love your RSVP wording but I will probably go a bit more formal too…. Thank you for the kind words about the dietary considerations! 🙂 I know there are two vegans on FI’s side and I am lactose intolerant. The venue’s caterers are super about making (and labeling!!) dishes for those with dietary restrictions.
Post # 5
@Astra: We just had one line for “M_________________” then underneath we had two options (‘accepts’ and ‘regrets’)
Also, a bit off topic, but I found it extremely helpful to put a small number on the back of the RSVP card in pencil to keep track of who received which RSVP, so when I got back a few blank ones I just turned it over to find out that Mr and Mrs Jones are coming and would like pasta, and Mr Smith is declining. It was a LIFESAVER.
Post # 6
@DaneLady: Thank you for your input!! We plan to do the numbers on the back of the RSVP cards but we thought we’d use invisible ink – we’ll try it first to see if it actually works, if not we’ll use pencil. Thank you for mentioning that little trick!!
I was worried that I am giving so many plus ones I may end up with one person accepting and the other declining – so we may use two “M ____ ” lines although it is unusual – I hope people can figure it out.