(Closed) Need some help with RSVP wording w/ entree selection!!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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Helper bee

What does filet mean? To me, filet means fish. If it is beef, you should write beef.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Also, the “will____attend” is confusing… You should put something like

“__ will attend”

“__ decline with regret”

Post # 6
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

to me filet means beef so maybe clarification is good, label them beef, fish, chicken, vegetarian

 

My only suggestion, especially if you’re having a plated meal and have to indicate to the caterers who is having which dish, try and allow a line for each invited guest, or number your reply cards so if you need to clarify which guest is having beef and which is having chicken it’s easy to follow up!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

ALSO (sorry this is multiple posts, my mind seems a bit scattered this morning!)

I think you should tell them how many seats are being reserved for them. What if you invite your cousins and they decide they want to bring their teenage daughter and her boyfriend and his buddy? They could just write “5 attending” and you could be put in an awkward situation :/

Post # 8
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Busy bee

M_______________________

____Will Attend

____Decline with Regret

____Beef ____Chicken ____Fish ____Vegetarian 

Kindly respond by XXXXXXX, XX, XXXX

 

I don’t think you need a number since you should know that # prior to mailing out the invites. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Yes I agree with @MsGinkgo:  . I recently got an invitation that had each guest typed out:

Ms.Pumpkin: attending or not, fish chicken beef (circle one)

Mr.Pumpkin: attending or not, fish chicken beef (circle one)

Post # 10
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

The M_________ also seems to confuse people.  I like @Pumpkin_Bee: ‘s idea of writing the name if you have the room.  If you don’t including a line for each person invited is good (and also enforces the idea that xx number of people are invited.

 

As I’m writing this, howver, I realize that if you’re having your invites printed professionally they likely all need to be identical.  Unless you have a large number of guests where more than 2 people are invited, I would print them as Pumkin_bee suggested and if there are more than 2 guests include an additional reply card? (just ask your printer for a few extra perhaps…typically you order extra invites anyways)

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@starz88962

 

This is what I did for my first wedding, exact.  They wrote notes on it. 

Like 2 beef, 1 chicken, 1 fish.  Ok.  family of 4.  So on the cards for seating at the reception that the guests grab as they go in, I put stickers on, colors for each dish,  Red(beef), yellow(chicken), Blue(fish), Green(veg)…(examples).

So  on that particular family, I’d put 2 Red stickers, 1 yellow and 1 blue on their seating card.  

Hope that makes sense.  So a family of 4 would have 1 seating card for their table. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Filet sounds too much like “fish” to me. Go with Beef.  Or put Filet Mignon.  Not just Filet.  I’d go with Beef though

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Another option to save space is to put little pictures of a cow, a chicken, and a fish… the recent invitation I got did that and I thought it was cute!!

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