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

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 62
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m surprised how many people do not write their return address on the RSVP envelope. I would never send anything in the mail without some sort of return address on it, especially something this important! 

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

*sigh I thought Mine was pretty straightforward

“Please RSVP by X

#___  seats reserved

#____ delightfully accepts

____ regretfully declines

M__________________________________
M__________________________________

But So far we have still gotten people who mess up slightly – write their names but didn’t check off yes/no, fill out yes/no but didn’t write names (thankfully i numbered them)

But the WORST was my friend who checked off “regretfully declines” with a big fat X and when I texted to say I was sad she couldn’t make it she said “WHAT!?! We are totally coming and making a big vacation out of it!” hahahhahhaha she had totally filled it out wrong. Fiance and I are joking that this was the most epic RSVP error ever.

Post # 64
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1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsJKH2be:  That’s what I was afraid of, so I changed the “M” to “Name(s).” But I won’t be surprised if I still receive blank ones.

 

Post # 66
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870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@pebble:  OMG this is great.  I wish we had done that.  We haven’t had any improperly filled RSVP cards.  I left out the M and tried to make mine as easy as possible.  HOWEVER, I had a major problem with people not sending the RSVPs back at all.  I’m fine with people getting in contact with me however they want to tell me if they’re coming or not.  What I don’t like is them expecting me to read their minds and know if they’re coming or not.  If I could read their minds, I wouldn’t have bothered with asking them to respond!

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@CaraMia10:  +1. The advent of Facebook will allow me to find lots of guest’s +1’s names but I anticipate lots of texts/calls being needed to fill in their names. Whoops 

Post # 68
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2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

what the heck is the M thing?!

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@MrsJKH2be:  oh, i’ve never seen it written before, I had no idea that’s what it was. but it makes sense.

Post # 70
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No, not everyone knows the “M” is the begining of Mr/Mrs/Miss/Etc because we are not all divas who expect the world to know the ediquette of one the one day that is imporatant to you and not so much to everyone else. Here are some tips to make eveyone’s lives easier:

1 Number your cards with a minimum four digit number starting at like 2639 so no one thinks that they are nunber one and you know who is actaully replying.

2 Leave the “M” off the card. Which is more important; you know who’s coming or you look .ooooo1% fancier?

3 Put a deadline. People need dealines.

4 Put a simple check box and return envolope (if you don’t like that refer to 2)

Remember that people want to have fun in exchange for that food processor with all functions you picked out for yourself on the registry. So be nice and helpful to make things easier on everybody and you’ll be showered with gifts and praises for taking away their entire weekend.

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Post # 71
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Helper bee

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CaraMia10:  perfect thank you! 

Also I didn’t know what the ‘m’ was until I read this post.

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