(Closed) Invitation Grammar and Wording Help

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I agree with the addition of “to follow” in regard to the reception.

How would you feel about using “respond” instead of RSVP? This is kind of a pet peeve of mine, only because “RSVP” stands for the French phrase répondez s’il vous plaît which means “reply please” or “please respond.”

In other words, it should probably say “Please respond…” or “RSVP” but not “Please RSVP.”

If you care, we worded it as, “The favor of a response is requested by…”

Post # 4
Member
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with @gemstone. Saying R.S.V.P. Please is redundant. It’s basically the same as “Respond if it pleases you please.” Technically, you should only capitalize the “R.” So, R.s.vp. If you don’t like that, then just go with “Kindly respond” or “Please respond”

There should be a comma after “Bride and Groom,” and after “Together with our parents”

Since you are listing your parents the way you are, I don’t think you need commas between them.

Yes, I think your second reception wording is better.

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