(Closed) HELP! RSVP/MEAL SELECTION WORDING!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@texmax:

I would suggest sticking a bit closer to the standard wording:

“M___________ / __ accepts / __ declines” (the “M” being where people should write “Mr. & Mrs. Jones”; some people replace “M” with “Name(s)”).

Since you have the names, adding a line for “number of guests attending __” or “__ seats have been reserved in your honor” is optional. I’d only add it if I were expecting people trying to add to the guestlist.

And I would definitely ask people to initial their menu choice- if a family of four makes different choices, how would you know who wants to eat what? “Please initial you menu choice / __ beef __ chicken __ fish __ pasta”.

Are you planning to write your guests names on the RSVP card yourself?

 

Post # 4
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I put please initial each guest dinner selection… so far so good. I have gotten back like half my rsvps

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Having guests initial each entree choice is a good idea. I’m glad I saw this post, because that’s one detail I overlooked. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Ya it’s a good idea if they would actually do it… 90% of mine didn’t initial and just checked the boxes… which is fine if they both want the same meal… but many times there’s one of each and you odn’t know who wants what! Oh well! they’re fault.

Oh we also had one that didn’t put their name on it at all. I have seen a suggestion on here to number them in the corner and record who got send which numbered card… I didn’t thik anyone would send one back without a name on it, but low and behold!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I think that’s perfect! it solves all the issues I had with mine!

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