Post # 17
@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
It was exactly what I plan to put on mine:
declines with pleasure
accepts with regrets
and I LOVE IT
Post # 19
aaahhhh so I’m not the only one!!! hahaha how did you family react to it gionnetto?
Post # 20
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
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
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
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!
Post # 24
That is sooo cute FutueKMM….geesh, maybe something like this would be cute next to the guest book…or someplace else during the reception? Hmmm you’ve got me thinkin on this one….
And my Fiance is going to school to be an english teacher. He’s going to love this!!
Post # 25
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
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
i think its cute! i would definitely so it. no matter which idea you use, i think its great!
Post # 28
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
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
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
So funny! I say go for it….perhaps only for certain people though!