(Closed) Funny or innapropriate wording for an RSVP?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Southern: It was a Bee that had that as her RSVP, right? Love it!

I would be kind of upset if someone checked “declines with pleasure” because my bridal brain would be thinking.. “Uh, are they serious?” lol

We’re actually doing:

_________ Will be there in body

_________ Will be there in spirit

I hate the fact that anyone has to “decline”.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It was exactly what I plan to put on mine:

declines with pleasure

accepts with regrets

and I LOVE IT

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

These are such cute options!!!  I wish I remembered where I saw the bells thing, I promise I’m not trying to not give credit.  I loved it, and it wasn’t mine 🙂

Y’all have a good day ladies

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it’s funny, but remember, if anyone does choose the later two options it’s most likely to play along with the joke. I know I would totally pick one of those, even if I was thrilled to go or very sad that I had to miss it 😉

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

These were the options on my RSVP card. People LOVED it and even improvised their own additional silly responses. Great keepsakes.

___  Gladly attend
___  Regretfully decline
___  Regretfully attend
___  Enthusiastically decline
___  Will decline to respond but ultimately attend
___  Think you are just trying to wrest a gift out of me

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I couldn’t find my friend’s MadLib so I drafted up something similar so you get the idea.  You could modify what it says somewhat too!  This might make both you and your family happiest because it gives people the option of being serious and offering true advice or being funny and making it ridiculous!

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Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah – my friends put all of the RSVP cards with the MabLibs together in a book after their wedding so they can look back on all the advice (legitimate and not-so-legit) that their friends and family sent them!

Post # 26
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Helper bee

My son and FDIL actually made 2 different RSVP cards: formal ones for the older crowd that might get confused, and less formal ones for the younger crowd.  The less formal ones had a place to write a personal expression before responding accept or regret, and a place to write in a dance song request.  They have had so much fun receiving those and it has helped create the music list for the reception!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i think its cute!  i would definitely so it.  no matter which idea you use, i think its great!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are planning on using this, because both my Fiance and Maid/Matron of Honor are very excited about it (I showed them each a list of mock-up RSVP cards, in every style I could find/ think of, and they LOVED these). I’m a little concerned that people will become confused or think it isn’t formal enough- but we’re not ultra-formal and we’re going for it! If anyone “declines with pleasure”, I’ll assume they were being a smart-alleck  and that they didn’t really mean it.

@Jennie B.– I’m curious to know how yours went. You say people loved them- did anyone seem to think they were inappropriate? Did anyone become confused about it?

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

we had “accepts/regrets” for people where i thought we should be more formal, and “i’ll be there drink in hand/where should i send my gift?” for people where we knew they’d get the joke.

 

although then it turns out that offended my cousin.  she thought it was tacky.  she also e-vited me to her wedding.  she and i have different views on tacky, clearly…

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went with absolutely traditional wording on my RSVP cards, although not much else is traditional about our wedding. Although I love all these examples (they are so creative and fun!) the whole concept of an RSVP card seems to be impossibly confusing for some (refer to other posts about the vague, incomprehensible replies received). If you choose offbeat wording, you must be prepared to follow up with guests who don’t get it right (or don’t get it at all)!

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

So funny!  I say go for it….perhaps only for certain people though!

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