(Closed) Online RSVP – what do you think of the wording

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I understand that you would white it out for on here, but your actual website is on there somewhere right?

Post # 4
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

On my sister’s invitation (who is also doing online RSVPs) I wrote:

“Please RSVP online at
Kindly respond by June 9th, 2011.”

I think your way works fine aswell.

Post # 5
1139 posts
Bumble bee

This should be fine as long as when you actually go to the website it’s really clear how to enter your  RSVP.  Also, if you are really against giving the option for people to send their RSVP through the mail I would at the very least put your phone number on the card as an option.  Some people – especially older people – are just not comfortable going online for these sorts of things (or at all).

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Would you consider moving the  “to RSVP by phone” option to above where it says “Wedding Information”? That way all of the RSVP options are together and it might make it a little more clear for your guests. I love the design and fonts!

Post # 9
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Kelly H:that was my only comment. looks great!

Post # 10
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I would change the wording so that you present two RSVP options together as well. Somsething like, “RSVP online at URL or by phone at ###.” That makes it simple and clear as to what the options are.

Post # 12
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

One thing to think about is that “Kindly RSVP” is repetitive – “RSVP” translates loosely to “please respond” so you’re really saying “kindly please respond.” You could just say “Kindly respond on or before…” — and I agree about putting the phone number above “wedding information.”

Post # 14
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Looks great!

Post # 15
1094 posts
Bumble bee

It looks lovely, and there’s nothing wrong with the wording you’ve got. But it seems to me rather unnecessary. I understand the idea of having R.s.v.p. cards when you want people to send them back — however much I dislike the practice. But if you are leaving it to your guests to respond properly using their own stationery or phone, the standard practice is to put “R.s.v.p.” on the bottom right corner of the invitation itself, with the phone number under the letters. It seems quite natural in this day of the internet, to put the website and phone number both under the “R.s.v.p.” on your invitation proper, and spare the cost of the extra card.

Of course, it is a beautifully designed card, and you may want to use it just for that sake; but I feel it is probably extraneous.

Post # 16
5165 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I plan to do online RSVP too. I will just do it much like aspasia stated above.. At the very bottom I will type. I personally dont thing the word RSVP should be repeated on one invite, and I also agree with pp who said you really dont need to say Kindly RSVP, since RSVP stands for Respondez s’il vous plais which means “please respond” in french




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