Post # 1
I got my invitations at michales; printable ones. they are elegant white with silver outline with while beaded sleeve. i have some questions re: my DIY invitations and would really love your advice 😀
1. should the invitation include our last names?
2. shoud the font be the same on the invitation and the RSVP cards?
3. what is the best wording to get an accurate count of attendees? i am not sure if i like the template i got from my invites. they says:
the favour of a reply is requested
before may 6
_______ accepts _______ regrets
THOUGHTS SUGGESTIONS?! THANKS BEES!
Post # 3
Personally I think the invitation should include your last names. I’m a big believer in mixing and matching fonts though so if you want you can totally use a different, complimentary font on your RSVPs.
I don’t know what to add about the wording though. If I think of something I’ll let you know!
Post # 4
I also did BRIDES invites from Michaels, and also found the RSVP wording awkward. I wrote:
The favour of a reply is requested
on or before July 31
_______ will attend _______ unable to attend
Or, reply on our website at
Also, I think you should definitely include your last names on the invites, but fonts are up to you. Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
wow! thanks ladies. i really appreciate the help!
Post # 6
I used last names on mine. In fact, I used full names. And for the RSVPs, I did
Please respond by June 5, 2010
____ accepts ____ regrets
We like to keep things simple.
Post # 7
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Post # 8
I was originally going to DIY invitations until I found some letterpress ones that I just adore. I did a lot of research into it though and I absolutely believe you should use last names on the invitations. We are using full names–MyFirst MyMiddle MyLast and HisFirst HisMiddle HisLast. However, our invites are very formal and I think if you prefer a more casual feel then you should go with what you like.
I also agree with MichelleMyBell’s RSVP cards with a clear indication that you want names.
Post # 9
Last names would look appropriate with this invite. I’ve seen it before and think it has a bit of a dressy touch to it.
Post # 10
I was worried about headcount too, and also about people inviting other people… so my RSVP cards read:
__ out of ___ attending
__ unable to attend
I’m going to fill in the second blank on the “attending” line with the total number of people that are invited on that one invitation.
You could change the “attending” to “accept with pleasure” and the “unable to attend” to “decline with regret” to make it more traditional.