(Closed) RSVP Dinner Selection Wording

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to be writing each person’s name on the RSVP cards (to hopefully fend off any “I can bring a date/child/whatever” confusion). So it will probably look something like this

Mr & Mrs. John Doe

____ of 2 attending

Please indicate your dinner selections:




Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I am also confused about this, because mine is a seated dinner, so we have to have some sort of indication on the place cards about what entree each person ordered. So if I did it like Goldilocks, if 1 was marked for fish and 1 was marked for beef, how would I know which one picked which entree?

I think I’m going to do it like:

                                                                        (please select one if attending)
                          Attending         Not Attending     Chicken     Beef      Vegetarian
M_____________         box                box                box          box        box

M_____________         box                box                box          box        box

I’m thinking about having a couple different RSVP’s so I can include only the number of lines of the people invited.

Is anyone providing menu option descriptions?


Post # 5
272 posts
Helper bee

What about just including a line that says, “please indicate your dinner selection of fish, chicken, or beef”?  I would think people could just write in their names and then put (beef) or whatever afterwards.

Post # 6
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here is a card I like! 🙂 Not sure where i got this from! Doh!


Post # 7
1580 posts
Bumble bee

@rabbit- yeah! thats what I was thinking of 🙂

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@rabbit – I LOVE that!!  Although, I wonder if there are issues with people getting carried away with adding extra guests with that type of format…

Post # 10
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you do it like Goldilocks, could you insert a line that asks guests to initial their selections?  If you end up with some couples/groups with duplicate initials, I’m sure they’ll be smart enough to differentiate.

Post # 11
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I love the little meal choice pictures.  I saw another card like that in Real Simple’s 2009 wedding magazine. 

Post # 12
4485 posts
Honey bee

I love the card that rabbit posted as it has everything you and your guests need to know. Also, it tells in detail what the dinner options are, which most cards don’t. You can’t tell what you’re being served if it just says “beef or chicken”.

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