(Closed) Do people not understand how to fill out a RSVP?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

SO funny.  Yeah I think maybe at one time many moons ago, I didn’t know what M_________ was, but then look it up or ask!  I got a blank RSVP card to a black tie wedding, so I looked up how to fill it out on the Interwebs.  (Totally pretentious though, folks!)  The checking 2 meals is hysterical!  When you call to get the guest’s name (Don’t they realize we need that for escort cards?  Unless they want the card to read: Guest of M____________), tell them you weren’t sure if they were bringing a guest or just anticipating being really hungry. 

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is what we did for ours, and we also numbered them 🙂 No M because I HATE the M with a passion lol

 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@MrsJKH2be: That’s hilarious – and empty envelope. Ha!

I did do the M______ thing, because my family is pretty traditional. I had no problems with it, although my one uncle did just put his first name (so it read M____“John”__); he’s the only one with that name, has distinctive handwriting, and his return address was on it, so it wasn’t hard to figure out who he was.

I was worried that just a blank line (with no “M” or “Name” desingation) would be confused for a “divider” between the “Kindly respond by date” section and the “accepting/declining” section, and that I’d get a ton of no-name cards. I guess if I had done two lines like

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@thefuturemrsherdt‘s example there, people may have caught on that it was for names, not a divider. Of course, then the singles may have thought the second line was for a +1, which they weren’t getting.

So I guess I come down on the side of supporting the “M______”! lol

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I did the M__________ as well. I kind of wish I did:

WHO ARE YOU:_________________________

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO EAT:_______________________

WHO ARE YOU BRINGING (limit 1 per person):________________________

WHAT ARE THEY EATING?______________________________

Im sure someone would mess that up as well!!!!!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@pebble:

that was too funny I cant stop laughing OMG “who are you”Laughing lol…

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@pebble: Seriously, this is how all RSVP cards should look. LOL I love it….

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FH and I were trying to figure out how to word ours, and he HATES traditional RSVP cards. So, ours are going to read:

 

Names: ____________________________________ 

Can we count you in?

___ Yes

___No

What would you like for dinner?

___Steak

___Vegetarian

___Kid’s Meal

                                         Let us know by June 15. 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You know, I must have gotten lucky.  We had no RSVP card issues.  They were all filled out properly for the most part & in the end, only 2 didn’t get sent back by the RSVP date.  I hear so many horror stories about RSVP cards that I expected to have similiar issues.  Not so at all!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@red_pepper_gal:

I love the RSVP it is so simple to understand.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am now thinking that maybe i should forgo the dreadful M lol…. yep.

Post # 44
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just made up my cards the other night.  So there would be no confusion I made the cards very clear by writing the guests names in. 

(Guest Name)  ___ will attend  ___ will not attend

(Guest Name)  ___ will attend  ___ will not attend

Only the names of the people we are inviting are on the card so they won’t be confused as to who is invited.  I know some people won’t like the setup since its not formal or traditional but it’ll get the job done and that’s what matters to me. 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have to admit, I never knew what the M__________ was for either! We went with this:

The favor of a reply is requested by:

May 23rd, 2011

____ of __2__ invited guests

____ Accept with Pleasure

____ Regretfully Decline

For seating purposes, please indicate the name(s) of attending guests:

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

 

Straight forward, right? I’m sure someone will mess it up!

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow, thanks for the RSVP tips.  I didn’t realize people were soooo weird????
I’ll be sure to make the RSVP simple and number them. 

I’ve had some friends where people didn’t respond to their weddings or bridal showers.  That is just plain rude and I am hoping it doesn’t happen to me. 

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