Post # 47
I got two people asking for “Dairy Free” meals and one person who wrote and hilighted in pink highlighter
“Beef meal MUST be both dairy free and gluten free”
This guest is FI’s cousin, and we know she doesn’t have allergies, she just doesn’t eat those things because she thinks it keeps her skinny. Um, sorry honey, you can just pick around the things you don’t eat. And next time, call us up and ask nicely and keep your hilighter in your Trapper Keeper where it belongs.
Ah, and my favorite is the note that lectured us for not inviting their daughter, whom Fiance and I are not friends with. It actually said, “One of us might not attend because Sara really wants to come to the wedding and after all, Fiance has known our family for 20 years.” Um, nope, sorry, if Sara was invited, Sara would have received an invitation. Your invitation is not transferable.
Post # 48
So far we have one reply card where the person just wrote “Guest” to indicate that she was bringing a guest, but I haven’t the faintest clue what the guy’s name is. I guess I’ll have to email her.
Also, our most popular dinner option is “Surf & Turf”, but apparently people don’t feel bad at all about requesting either “Surf only” or “Turf Only”. That’s fine if they only want a half-size meal, but I’m not so sure that our venue is going to want to double up on the portions of steak (or lobster especially!) for special requests. Btw, there is also a chicken and a veggie option, so I figured there would be something for everyone on this list.
Post # 49
I had one guest who specified the people she would like to sit with (literally 4 other couples… my tables seat 8).
I had check boxes with “accepts” or “declines” written above them. One guest checked, “accepts”, and then crossed out “declines” and wrote “can’t”. I wasn’t sure if that meant like… I’d love to, but I can’t make it… or what. I called my uncle’s house, and his gf told me that she did that, as she thought it was rude that I presumed all people who checked decline didn’t WANT to come, and that I should be aware that some people have real reasons they can’t make it. Ummm…. right.
Another wrote in the extra space if I could please make her a hair appointment at my salon for her to have a wash and set the morning of the wedding.
Another I addressed on the outside to Mr. Mark Smith, and he wrote on his reply card that Mr. MarC Smith would be attending. (I did ask my Fiance to proofread the spelling of his guests names, but I guess that didn’t work)
Another wrote that she felt the hotels I indicated on my website were too utilitarian, and she was hoping to make “more of a vacation” out of coming to my wedding, so could I please suggest a hotel in a nearby tourist trap (that I didn’t indicate, because it’s not that close, and way expensive to stay there in the summer)
You just have to laugh…
Post # 50
One of our groomsman filled in the response card that he’s allergic to penguins and clowns (we have a space for allergies or food restrictions due to some severe allergies in my family and my vegetarianism).
My cousin responded back with his name in the accepts line, and “I’m too young to have regrets” in the regrets line. I fell over laughing.
Post # 51
These are so funny. It’s making me want to do rsvp cards now instead of online. We’ll see!
Post # 52
These are hilarious! We had a “mad libs” sort of RSVP which was apparently confusing but some people had lots of fun with it too. The first blank was an (exclamation!) Like, Yay!, Yahoo! or Darn it! (if they are not able to attend). In that blank I got mostly nothing,” Mrs. and Mr.”, “wedding”. I accept responsibility for it being different and in turn confusing. But my cousin, wrote “Like totally, like for sure”! Same sense of humor!
Post # 53
My friend was RSVP’ing for our other friend’s wedding (in which we are both BMs) – she is taking my younger brother as her guest. For the “M__________” Line she only wrote her name, no mention of my brother (which everyone knows she is bringing) and for the “__ Accepts / __ Declines” Section she just put an “x” – never mentioned how many people!! And then she only filled out what she wanted to eat, not what her guest wanted! I told her to brush up on her response etiquette so by the time my wedding rolls around she knows “what to do”!!!
Post # 54
@Champagne Wishes – The Me Likes Steak and She Likes Steak Too were by FAR the best ones I’ve heard.
Honestly until I read about weddings online, I knew absolutely nothing about them so I’m not surprised that people do things like put an ‘x’ indicating they would attend. That’s something the Before Bride version of Me would have done.
Post # 55
Wow, these responses are crazy. Personally I never liked the M______ thing b/c I felt like there was never enough room to write Miss First Name Last Name and my guest’s name.
Post # 56
The best ones we’ve seen so far:
1. “Can the steak be cooked rare for your Uncle ________???” (yes, with 3 q. marks)
2. “I’d like my sides to be steamed vegetables and roasted potatoes.”
3. “Hee hah!”
4. “Can there be cookies?” (this was FI’s brother. I e-mailed him saying that we were indeed having cookies, to which he responded “I wanted to write whores, but was afraid that someone else would see it.”)
The only consolation to these bizarro responses is that they’re all from FI’s side. And they think my family is weird! (To note, my family has actual dietary restrictions but has been picking the meal options that suit their restrictions best)
Post # 57
These are awesome.
The “M” thing – every single one of my guests whose name begins with M is doing this so far. We have M_eagan, M_ichelle, M_cDonald Family, etc. I LOL every time it happens. Going to the mailbox is so fun.
Post # 58
I’ve got one. FI’s cousin (who was invited as a single) RSVP’d with his 2 sisters (From another marriage who Fiance has NEVER met) and “maybe a date” – what??!! This man is in his 30s too…
Post # 59
I just got my best on to date today! Instead of having the line on the reply card that says “M______”, our line just is a line “_________” with the word “Guest(s)” underneath. I thought this was completely self-explainatory (and it has been for everyone else so far). You’re supposed to write the names of the people who will be attending the wedding on the line.
Well, today I got one back, and all it said on the line is the word “NONE”, which I think means that this particular guest will not be bringing a plus one. There was no name, and no return address anywhere on the card or envelope. Luckily I wrote a small “secret” number on the back of each reply card, so I could figure out who sent the RSVP card. Too funny!
Post # 60
We got back one that: Didn’t have a name written on the line; wrote a smile face on the “Accept” line; check-marked Steak (even though it asks for the # of each entree). Still have no idea who it is though we’ve narrowed it down to two people. I wish I had read about “secret numbers” on the back!
We also got one where after checking off “Declines with regret”, they put a question mark. I thought they were trying to make a joke that they aren’t really declining with regret since it was from the “prankster” uncle. We asked Father-In-Law, and he asked around. Apparently, the Uncle’s car is currently not working but he is trying to see if he can borrow another relative’s car or hitch a ride with another relative. Hello, you still have 4 more weeks to RSVP, you could have waited until you knew for sure instead of sending a MAYBE.
Post # 61
This thread just makes me giggle, so I thought I’d bump it for this evening