(Closed) People are confused by my RSVP card?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are you confused by my RSVP?

    No, I'm not an idiot.

    Yes... what?

  • Post # 17
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    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    The “M____” thing really seems to boggle some people’s minds – or at least people my (our?) age. My fiance had no clue what to do with it last time we RSVP’d for a wedding, I was surprised.

    Maybe it should be like a check-the-option ( check one: □Mr.  □Mrs.  □Ms.) thing, or Mad Libs:
    _______   _________________________
    Honorific                   Guest

    I feel like you’d get some very creative answers! 😛

    BUT ANYWAY, can’t people just fill in their names and send the darn thing??
    It’s not that hard!

    Post # 18
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    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Pinkmoon: The “M________” is a little weird. I figured it out after a moment, but it took me a second. I don’t think many people are used to using the honorific before their name these days. 

    Post # 19
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Audrey2:  I always assumed the M was for Mr. or Ms., so I would always put Ms. Buckeyegirl.

    Post # 20
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    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If my job taught me anything is no matter how you put it, someone won’t get it!!! Totally fine to me! 

    Post # 21
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    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Buckeyegirl:  Fair enough. I’ve only been to two weddings as an adult so it just isn’t something I knew.

    Post # 22
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    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @Pinkmoon:  This is exactly what every RVSP I have ever recieved look like… for the people that don’t understand there is a GOOGLE lol I think it’s perfect!  Its exactly the format I am using too!

    Post # 23
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Pinkmoon:  Perhaps this is a cultural thing but I didn’t send RSVPs in my invites. Several people around me said that part of the wedding fun is to choose a nice card to send your reply.

    But that’s not the issue – if I received this, and again this must be cultural, I would be slightly confused. If you’ve gone to the trouble of putting the number of seats you reserved, why couldn’t you put their name on it too? Or wouldn’t addressing your invitations clearly to the people you wanted to invite (ie. Mr and Mrs X and family) make the reserved seating thing a bit unnecessary?

    Post # 24
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    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think your RSVP is perfect…dont feel bad – people who havent been to formal events dont know that the M line is for their names.

    No matter how easy your RSVPs are – a few of your guests will still mess it up!

    Post # 25
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    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I am replacing the “M” with the word “names” because I know people are idiots and won’t know that is where they SHOULD put their name.

    They are ignorant.

     

    The __ seats reserved and another __ # attending is a bit confusing, but I think any adult with a high school diploma should be able to figure it out.

    Next time they say something, ignore them.

    Post # 26
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    9987 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Perfectly clear!  I don’t get what people would be confused by — even if they didn’t know the M____ line was for names, there’s no other space to put your name… Common sense.

    Post # 27
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    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @Pinkmoon:  Yep, I agree with the other posters. It’s the M______. For me, it’s always seemed unnecesary to have that initial letter….

    Post # 28
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    3997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I showed my RSVP to my bridesmaids and they were confused about the M______ thing too. It seems like a pretty standard thing to include on an RSVP, but it seems to cause a lot of confusion with people who have never seen it before or with people who haven’t attended many weddings.

    I really don’t find your RSVP confusing at all!

    Post # 30
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    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I agree with PPs, it’s probably the M_________ that’s throwing people off. It’s why I’m just writing the people’s names on my card and putting two boxes beside them. One for if the person is attending and one for if they aren’t.

    Post # 31
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think a lot of people don’t understand where to put their names. I guess if they’ve never seen a response card before they don’t get it. (Seems silly to me though) That is my I put Names_________ instead of the M______________. We had an even more simple response card that you and it’s amazing that people can’t seem to figure them out. 

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