Post # 1
I have a couple grammar questions on invitation, and want some advice on our wording.
2. In our invitation, we would like to request people to RSVP, is it supposed to be “R.S.V.P.” or “r.s.v.p.”, or “RSVP”? We are using it in the bottom… “Please R.S.V.P. by …..”
Our wording is:
Bride and Groom
together with our parents
Mr. & Mrs ….
Mr. & Mrs …
request the honour of your presence as we unite before God
at VENUE on DATE at TIME.
Reception will be held at VENUE at TIME
3. Should we add a comma after “our parents”, and another comma after the parents name?
4. Now that I typed it out, do you bees think we should change the RECEPTION wording to “Reception to follow at VENUE at TIME” so it implies it’s on the same day?
THanks A BUNCH!
Post # 3
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
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.