(Closed) How do I word this?? Is it tacky to put it on the RSVP?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m a little confused. You want to get an idea of how many people will use the shuttle so you can see if it’s worth getting one at all? If this is the case, think about this. If you were a guest, and were asked on the RSVP if you would use a shuttle, would you be pissed if you showed up thinking there would be a shuttle and it turns out there isn’t one? If only three or four people RSVP for the shuttle and you decide to cancel the idea because of a lack of interest, it kind of sucks for those 3 or 4 people who were counting on a shuttle.

Not sure if this is what you meant in your post, but if it was, I would suck it up and get the shuttle regardless of the response (unless nobody wants it).

Sorry if that didn’t make any sense lol

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t mention it on the invitations.  Do you have a wedding website?  If so, put an insert into your invitation directing peope to your website for hotel and transportation information.   

Maybe on your website you can ask people to let you know if they are interested in transportation between the hotel and the venue?  If only a couple of people are interested in it, you can do a small van or something for transportation. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just have a part of the RSVP where they could “RSVP” for the shuttle.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I take you mean you want to figure out how many/how big of a shuttle to get right? I don’t think there is anything wrong with asking for a “Shuttle RSVP”. However, if you do put this out there then yes, you will need to provide transportation for anyone who answers yes. If its only a handful of people you can probably just pay for town cars or something. If it’s a big group, then you’ll know how big of a shuttle to get.

 

You could do some cute wording for the rsVp though! Somehting like:

Need a lift?

____ Yes, I will take a shuttle from X hotel to blah blah reception. The shuttle will leave from X hotel at X time.

____ No, I will not need the shuttle

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It all depends on how you word it, and what you ask.  If only a few people need the transportation, you could just rent a smaller vehicle.  If tons need it, you will be glad you asked! Put a note either on your directions card, or for a less formal affair, you can put it on the invite itself.   You could word your RSVP card something like this (obviously in your own style though!)  in order to get the info you need. Lots of people do this, though typically for food preferences 🙂

Please RSVP by (date) 

We will be attending, and will utilize shuttle services.

We will be attending, and will not utilize shuttle services.

We will be unable to attend.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

**EDIT** oops I wrote this without seeing everyone elses response. GO me

Agree with the PPs!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@JrzyGurl:  I like this idea. I am not sure if it woud be considered “tacky” but if you’re going to do it, this is a cute way to do it! If I got this in a wedding invite, I wouldn’t think it was tacky. I would actually think to myself “Sweet, we can ride the shuttle!”

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t put it on the invites.  I bet a lot of people will RSVP yes for a shuttle as a back-up so you won’t get a very accurate number.  I would just ask each Out of Town guest what they plan on doing.  It’s a bit of a PITA, but I think you’d be able to get a better estimate that way.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

We did the same thing. We had:

please rsvp by (date)

M_____________________________

___ accepts with pleasure

       ___will need transportation from (hotel)

__declines with regret

 

No complaints from guests, and people were good about respodning to one or both as needed.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would just put a little blurb:

A shuttle service will be provided for those that are staying at the hotel. Please let us know if you’ll take advantage of this so we can be sure there is enough transportation. Thanks!

__Staying at the XX hotel and will utilize the shuttle.

__Shuttle not needed, but thank you for the offer.

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