Post # 1
I received a wedding invitation last night (YAY!) and the response card had two options
Number of persons attending ___
Regretfully decline __
Which got me to thinking. . could I just put the first line on my response cards? Is it really necessary to ask how many are declining if you know how many are coming?
Post # 3
That isn’t asking how many are declining, it’s an either or situation. Either, yes, you’re coming and here are the number attending, or no, you’re all declining. It’s pretty standard, but I also always wondered if people could just put a zero on the first line.
Post # 4
maybe I’ll be a rebel and just put the first line. LOL
Post # 5
I think if I got that one, I would just fill in the first line and send it back. Unless neither of us could go, and then I would only fill in the second line. 🙂
Post # 6
I just have a number attending line. If they are declining, then they just put 0! I think I’ve seen the “regretfully decline” option once or twice in the 20+ weddings I’ve been to.
Post # 7
You want the regretfully decline in there. If you don’t give people the option to send back a decline than you are going to be wondering if they haven’t received your invite, haven’t decided whether or not they’re going, whether they’ve decided not to go and didn’t have a place to write it. This will help you know who to track down for RSVPS.
Post # 8
@Krostom: Here’s my thought. If no one’s coming wouldn’t they just put 0 on the line?
I guess it seems redundant to me. ..
Number of persons attending 0
number of persons attending 0
regretfully decline 2
Isn’t that telling me the same thing?
or maybe I’m just cranky
Post # 9
i see what you’re saying. I’ve never seen it done that way, but I think it could work. On our RSVP card, “Regretfully Decline” was paired up with “Accept with Pleasure” (or something like that). Guests would check-mark whichever, and then fill in the number attending.