(Closed) How would you answer this?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How does this read?
    This is too confusing : (4 votes)
    9 %
    This is fine : (39 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d put the persons names, as requested, with whether 1 or 2 can accept or need to decline. I’d also indicate how many (1 or 2) wanted each entree choice.

    Post # 4
    4950 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Number the back of the cards and have the number correspond with who it is being sent to. We had a ton come back annon. Major headache. Otherwise I think they’re fine. 

    Post # 5
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    @DanceawaytheNight:  I think having both “please respond” and “please reply” redundant. 

    I also dislike being told how I feel about accepting or declining.  I have at times accepted with regret/dread, and declined with pleasure.  I like a simple accepts/ declines.

    If you really want to avoid extra guests you could include lines where you write the names in and then they just tick yes or no for each name.

    Post # 6
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    if some, but not all, of the ppl invited through one invitation come, you won’t know who’s coming and who isnt. if they order different meals, you won’t know who’s ordering which. Just mentioning those in case they matter to you and you’d need or want to know. And, yes, if you aren’t writing names in, number them for those who forget to write names. 

    Post # 8
    8392 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s pretty clear but I guess not everyone does, lol.

    Fill in your name(s), choose accept/decline, and initial next to the meal choice you want. Yes?

    Post # 10
    7219 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We also asked people to initial and not everyone did. We just assigned the meals randomly (within the couple) and figured that they could just switch if needed. Also, I think this is very simple. Ours looked almost exactly like this and we had absolutely no problems (outside out people just numbering the meal choices instead of initialing them).


    Post # 12
    6349 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @andielovesj:  This; not keen on the wording and having both ‘respond’ and reply’; esp with the ‘please reply’ being SO big.

    We’re giving each guest an RSVP card. That way a) it is crystal clear who is and isn’t invited (so, no-one adding their children/aunt/dog on there somewhere) and b) I think it will be easier for us when it comes to food and drink choices and seeing who’s selecting what.

    To answer your actual question however about how I would complete it: I would fill in our names, tick accept/decline, and then put our initials (AF and RF) next to our choices; if we both chose the same, I would put both our initials next to that choice. If we had the same initials, I would differentiate eg by writing our first names next to our respective choices.

    Post # 13
    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    @Westwood:  haha yes I feel the same way.  Then I thought I was missing something when others were making this RSVP sound impossible to read.


    OP, it’s very straight forward.

    Post # 14
    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014


    FutureMrsHallam, FutureMrHallam

    Tick one


    I dont get how it could possibly be difficult, but obviously some people won’t initial, even though it says initial…

    @MrsBeck:  I love this, assigning the couple randomly and letting them switch if need be is a great idea! They will probably correct the servers if they see theirs anyhow.


    I like the big “please reply”, its a design not to be read as such. Could you perhaps fade it so it looks like part of the background, rather than being the same as the heading? 🙂

    Post # 15
    9575 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Seems clear to me!

    Post # 16
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @DanceawaytheNight:  I’ve seen some rsvp cards (the ones I like most) that have a separate line for the bride/sender to write in each invited name, with checkboxes for will attend, won’t attend, and for meal choice next to every name so it’s completely clear.   I think this is best.  I’ll see if I can find a pic.

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