(Closed) Funny or innapropriate wording for an RSVP?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know. I’ve seen this before and get the humour, but I think people have enough trouble with RSVPing and this might just confuse people more.

Also, while I think this could be a cute on a more whimsical invite, I just don’t think it fits with a formal invitation (I do like the bells examples though!).

Post # 33
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2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think the first wording was confusing.  I had to read it a couple of times to see what was funny about it and then I was like most people had a hard time knowing what to do with our two choices Accept and Decline check the box thing.  We did On Duty (accept) and Off Duty (Decline) We had a USO themed reception.  People didn’t even get the simple two choices.

What I enjoyed about our RSVPs were the little messages people wrote.  Like wish I could be there but I will be in ___ for my nephews wedding.  

I suggest the check yes or no box with a few lines for messages. 

Post # 34
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love all of the different ideas and had not even thought about that yet! I think it is wonderful and you should make it your own…

Sadly, at some point we are all going to offend someone during this process. So i think its key to have fun and enjoy ourselves regardless!!

Post # 35
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13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@vintage2010 – I’m pretty sure I would have done your’s backwards.  I would see On Duty as busy, tied up already, unable to attend and Off Duty as free, available, and will be in attendance!  I guess its all in the personal interpretation!

Post # 36
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165 posts
Blushing bee

Depends on how many older guests you have on the invite list.  My grandma was confused with just the standard two choices…”I don’t understand this card you sent me…you want me to pick if I want to come? Why wouldn’t I come?”  🙂

Post # 37
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195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours were along the bells line, but instead of with bells on it was with coconuts on, as we are doing a luau wedding. I have had so many confused people calling me and emailing me what in the world I mean by that. It makes me chuckle.

Post # 38
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I totally stole the bells one I LOVE IT, FH HATES it which is normal! But we are having a christmas theme so its perfect!

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