Post # 1
Hey guys. I’m supposed to have approved my proofs by now, but there is something I’m going back and forth on.
We’re having a formal wedding this summer, at a really prominant hotel, and want to portray this information on the invitation.
However, FI and I have friends in the early-mid 20’s range and want our wedding to be fun and a party atmosphere.
Below is an uploaded version of our current draft of RSVP – please don’t mind the poor quality, I had to transfer the PDF to an image and I don’t think I did it via the best method.
Anyways, does the music playing part take down the formality considerably? To the point that it changes the intended feel of our wedding?
Also, other editing opinions welcome!
Post # 3
I don’t think it alters the formality of it. I am not a huge fan of the wording of it though.
Post # 4
@Brideonabudgetlauren: I agree it’s awkward! How would you suggest changing it? I don’t have anymore line space, but I do think it needs changed a bit
Post # 5
How about something like:
“Let’s dance! Here’s my song request ____________________________”
Post # 6
I don’t like it. Could you put something on your wedding website where people can suggest songs?
Post # 7
Definitely awkward – better to ask your closest friends off-line for their music input. I would also be more specific about the “tenderloin”. Beef tenderloin? Pork tenderloin? And I don’t think the temperature needs to be included.
Post # 8
@fascinated: I like this.
And I love that you are considering your guests’ music tastes!
Post # 9
@BlondeMissMolly: We do have a “request a song” that you can do through our DJ, and that is linked on our website. But, if our STD wave is any indicator, there has been hardly any traffic on our wedding website.
@trubadu: Good point on the tenderloin! But, I wonder if temperature should stay. I know my FI, for example, would probably not eat anything cooked less than medium-well.
Thanks for the opinion guys! You are all super helpful!
Post # 10
Great idea. I really don’t think it takes down the formality. Even formal weddings have dance floors and people want to have a good time.
Post # 11
Our wedding is black tie and I wouldn’t have had any reservations about putting that in our invitations. I really like it!
Post # 12
What about asking people to put their music requests on the back? It could just be an italicized note on the bottom of the invitation that way, and it would look more formal while still giving guests an opportunity to make requests.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I don’t see any problems with this. We did the same thing. Our wording was “Any dance song suggestions?” with room to write underneath it.
Post # 14
We included this on our RSVP! I love it… the one time I went to a wedding that had done this people went crazy when their song came on!
We worded it like this:
What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor?
Post # 15
@IowaDDS13: as for the “medium cooked”, if someone really cares, they’ll ask the waiter or someone in charge I would think.
Post # 16
I think it takes the formality down a tad, but no big deal.
That said, i put song requests on my reply card too, and almost all the parent aged guests requested their own wedding song, so it really wasn’t THAT helpful, unless you’re open to playing all 70’s/80’s slow songs all night…
If you’re worried about taking down the formality, I don’t think you’ll miss out on gleaning vital information to keep a bopping dance floor if you remove it.