Which R.S.V.P wording would be easier for guests to understand?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which R.S.V.P wording would be easier for guests to understand?
    R.S.V.P Wording #1 : (20 votes)
    80 %
    R.S.V.P Wording #2 : (5 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    935 posts
    Busy bee

    NouveauDeco:  typically wording number 1 is the norm, especially if you are having a formal affair and super concerned w etiquette. You can go with number 2 but I think everyone understands what number 1 means. People may not send them in on time no matter how direct your wording is. With that said, I voted for number 1. 

    Oh and welcome to the hive !! Happy planning.

    Post # 3
    Member
    502 posts
    Busy bee

    People who don’t reply tend to understand that they’re supposed to — they just don’t do it. Number two almost sounds a little threatening to me, haha. I’d say go with number one.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3928 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    NouveauDeco:  My vote is for #1 also.   No matter what the wording you will most likely have non- responders as well as guest-invited guests, so be prepared on both counts.  🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

    I vote one. Two sounds a little info-mercial-ly. 

    Post # 6
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    3706 posts
    Sugar bee

    My daughter added a line, to the bottom of her RSVP/information card (responses were primarily received through their Knot website.) It read “for special dietary concerns and late responses, please e-mail us at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com.”   Out of 250 guests, 248 responded – and all of those were at least 10 days before the due date. We were astounded, because we’ve heard that trying to get responses out of people was like pulling teeth.   

    Post # 8
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    1500 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I did #1 and had nary a problem, of my 50 guests, no one added anyone extra or uninvited and when it did happen once it was a special circumstance (car trouble).  #2 is a little too much

    Post # 9
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    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I think people will understand either of those, but I prefer #1

    We’re using stickers, hopefully people will understand and comply

    Post # 11
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    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    so you’re manually putting each guest’s name on the RSVP so they don’t have to even write their names? it sounds nice, but sounds like a lot more work for you and what do you do about +1s that you may not be sure who they’ll bring? or worse, if you pre-fill a boyfriend/girlfriend’s name and they break up before you mail the invites… i’ve never seen or heard of them pre-filled! either way, my vote is for #1, i find #2 condescending and the ppl who dont respond still wont respond.

    for what it’s worth, i was going to do “x seats in your honour” but changed it to a line under “accepts with pleasure” that said “__ of 2 guests attending” (and i had wrote in the 2, 3, 4, whatever number ppl we were inviting/reserving seats for). hope that helps!

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