(Closed) RSVP opinions… please help!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@alicialoveschase:  So are you changing each card to have each guests names printed on them?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Definitely a good way to keep unwanted guests out.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

The only question I have is why you are using Mr. and Mrs. with first names? That makes me feel like your addressing these people as if they are preschool teachers.

Other than that, this sure is a great way to keep extra guests out of the equation.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I don’t know if it’s just the formatting for it to fit in this thread, but you might want to clean up the line extended out from the P. It looks pixelated and slightly off from where it connects with the letter.

If you’re printing them yourself, then make sure you have it sized to cut down to where the line ends. If you’re sending them to be printed, make sure you have the right bleed measurements so that flourish goes to the edge of the page. I know that sometimes when I format my final press PDFs, I forget to update my settings and leave off my bleed space.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That’s a sure fire way to keep out unwanted guests.  I’m going to do something similar by saying “___ seats have been saved in your honor” or something.  So there’s no confusion about what “Mr. Davis and Family” means.  ___ people are invited lol work with that number people.  Scared I’ll get a bunch of random people!  

This looks like it could be a lot of work to print them out though — you have to change it all the time?  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

PERFECT way to handle it. No extra guests, and if Steven can’t make it, Judy’s not going to be bringing her sister. I like the RSVP script.

Wish I’d seen these before we did ours- this will save you so many RSVP nightmares!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@alicialoveschase:  “I have heard of stories where people used the “___ seats have been reserved in your honor”  and guests have crossed out that number and wrote in their own.  Obviously, I risk the chance of people addding in their own names, but I guess no method is perfect!”

I’ve also heard of people acting as if the, say, 2 seats reserved in their honor were like 2 tickets available for anyone, so if the husband listed on the invitation had to work, the wife would come with a friend.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@alicialoveschase:  I like the formality of the Mr/Mrs if you’re having a formal wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they look great!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Beautiful! I love your font choices! The overall design is lovely.  Beyond that, here are some comments.

The etiquette experts with whom I consulted regarding the proper wording for my response cards noted that it is not proper to attribute feelings to your guests, as is the case with “accepts with pleasure” or “declines with regret.” Although the most proper thing to do is to not even include response cards, many people today do use them.  Since you need wording for them if you’re using them (and I opted to use them, too), the recommended wording is “will attend” and “unable to attend,” (the non-parallel grammatical structure of this notwithstanding, lol.) That is how my reply cards were worded.

Since the abbreviation RSVP already includes the “please respond” wording, you do not need the “kindly respond” wording.  Also, you do not need the “st” after the date.  Your cards could just keep the visually interesting design element of RSVP and just say “by August 1” where the rest of that text is now.

Finally, I strongly encourage you to do yourself a favor and drop the honorifics on the response cards, since “Mrs. Judy” (if she is currently married to Steven) is not technically a proper way of referring to Judy, and, based upon many comments I’ve read on WB, “Mrs. Steven” is not going to be an alternative that is well-received by many.

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