(Closed) Help! Response Card Wording

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bridey914:  I like the 3rd option best!

Post # 4
Member
39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I like option 2 the most 🙂

Post # 5
Member
124 posts
Blushing bee

How about

We have reserved __ seats in your honor.

__ Accepts with Pleasure

__ Declines with Regret

 

I’m not sure if guests trying to add others to their RSVP is a concern for you, but the above wording would help with that a bit.

Post # 6
Member
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we said

       Wouldnt Miss it for the world

              Number of Atendees

       Will be celebrating from Afar 

Post # 7
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3265 posts
Sugar bee

@bridey914:  Personally, very much dislike telling guests how they feel about declining, and like to see just accepts or declines. Not everyone accepts with pleasure, or declines with regret. there are time when joyfully decline.

But that is just a personal style issue, not one of etiquette.

Post # 8
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1699 posts
Bumble bee

@bridey914:  If you are aiming for formality and want to follow proper form, the very highest standard is to assume that all your guests are well-bred and well-reared and able to write their own reply on their own personal stationery:

Miss Aspasia Phipps
accepts with pleasure
the kind invitation of
Ms Bridey Ninefourteen
for the fourteenth of September

Second best, if you are aiming for formality but simply cannot bring yourself to think so well of your friends and family — or, perhaps, of your betrothed’s friends and family — then your second best option is to use mail-merge or similar functionality to write your guests’ names directly onto the reply card in the appropriate form:

–> merged text –> “Mr John Guest and Ms Jane Guest <–
___ accept(s) with pleasure
___ regret(s) to decline
the kind invitation of
Ms Bridey Ninefourteen

for the fourteenth of September

Do it really nicely, with conditional code for the (s)s to put them in when the guest is singular and leave them out when the guests are plural, if you can figure out how to code that.

Third best is to simply put in a blank line instead of the mail-merge text:

___________________________
 ___ accept(s) with pleasure
___ regret(s) to decline
the kind invitation of
Ms Bridey Ninefourteen

for the fourteenth of September

 

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