(Closed) RSVP Help help!!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly, I think you’re overthinking this. I think it looks fine.

Technically, you should have “Please place the initals of each guest next to the entree of his/her choice”

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@peachacid:  why don’t you ask your family for their opinion?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it looks good, and I’d keep the “V” capitalized!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

One thing that sprang to my mind is this:  everyone in my family has the same initials.  So are you asking for people to denote which meal they want in hopes to have their place card/name card color coded with their menu option for the servers?

 

You may want to reconsider that…since you may run into a couple questions/confusion as is the case with my family.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@peachacid:  

 

I know the last wedding we went to, our names were pre-printed on the RSVP card, so we were able to simply check the box for our menu selection.

 

maybe wording it more like this example?  (though I do like the design and font on your rsvp cards much better.)   http://www.zazzle.com/island_whelk_tropical_wedding_menu_reply_cards_invitation-161228851864309134

 

I hate to throw a wrench in your planning like this….

Post # 12
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3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Instead of scrutinizing over your current sentence, write this:

“Please initial each guest’s meal choice below”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs. Fireworks:  The problem now (thanks to me) is that I mentioned to OP that in my family, we all have the same initials.

 

So if we’re all invited it’s going to be hard to keep straight (for the servers from the catering co.) to know who gets what meal.  As I’m assuming that OP will be color-coding the place cards for the servers.

 

**And you want to keep this stuff straight.  My husband has a notoriously short memory.  He will pick steak then try to think he really ordered chicken at an event.  So yeah…so basically, the OP needs to have enough room for guests to write out the guest’s entire first name to keep that stuff straight.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@peachacid:  I would think that in the situation where guests have the same initials, they will clarify by writing their first name or something. And if they do happen to all have the same initials and don’t clarify, you would just need to follow up with that one family and have them clarify who wants what. 

I think if you change it, you will just make it more complicated…

I also do like the verbiage change that Mrs. Fireworks suggested to avoid the pronoun agreement issue.

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