(Closed) RSVP with reference to "Face Eating Zombies"?!?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I actually think it’s funny and original. But then again, I’m not very traditional and I dislike the formal stuffiness that often comes with weddings. The “and guest” part sucks, though. I’d be more upset about that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it’s really cute. I love non-traditional RSVP’s. Ours will probably be cutesy non-traditional.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wouldn’t choose it for my own wedding, but to each their own.  Sounds like they’re going for non-traditional and trendy.  Zombies are trendy, right?  I don’t get the zombie thing at all… wedding or otherwise.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think the zombie option is referencing the bath salt cannibal attack in Florida.   They were trying to be playful and really missed the mark.  It’s in exceptionally poor taste if that’s what it’s in reference to.

My guess is that family members will point out the impropriety of the zombie option, I’d leave it to them to censure them.   I wouldn’t bother with a blank card, I’d just tick the sunshine gives us hives to decline which is pretty innocuous. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I, personally, am NOT very traditional. And, I think those RSVP options are fun and cute — they set the tone for what will probably a very light, whimsical wedding! 🙂

But, I can totally understand why that may not be the preferred route for some people.

 

EDIT: I did not make the connection of zombies to Florida. I agree that that particular option IS in poor taste.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t even be upset over the “and guest” part. My Fi and I got a similar invite from friends who we’ve hung out with as a couple and have invited to our wedding a month before theirs. Actually it was just addressed to my Fi! Fi asked the groom about hotel block info and the groom mentioned (unprompted) “About the invite, we had big issues with the software we’re using to manage the guest list and couldn’t get it to print right, of course we know you’ll be bringing Fishbone and we’d be sad if you didn’t!”

Sometimes there’s a very innocent explanation!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@UmbrellaMoon:  The face eating bit is what instantly made me think of the bath salt attack.  It’s too specific a reference to be mistaken in my opinion.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it is kind of funny….

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I think it is all fine until the face eating Zombie part, that is in poor taste (as was the “and guest”). I would imply check one of the decline choices and mail it back if you aren’t attending and then forget about it.

ETA: we completely did a non-traditional RSVP, but nowhere in it did we mention a brutal attack in which someone elses face got ripped off by osmeone else.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yeah I’m not a fan of the “no” RSVP options. The zombie one is tacky, but I don’t like how there really is no “acceptable” reason to say no- it kind of suggests that there is absoultely no good reason to RSVP no. I mean of course, I’m sure the bride and groom totally understand if people can’t come, but its just a tad bit awkward. I’d say if you’re not planning to go, then to just put a check mark by the “Unfortuntately” and leave it at that. 

And about the Fiance and guest wording. Ehhh…it depends on how close your Fiance is to the couple. But then again, wedding etiquette can be very subjective. Bride/groom/parents/whomever may have read an article or book somewhere that suggests that the “and guest” wording is what is 100% absoultely necessary until you say “I do.” 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Maybe I have no taste..but I thought the invite was hysterical lol  You could always use a marker and put in your own option. Just add a line and write “Sorry we can’t attend” or something.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I completely blanked on the bath salts attack reference.  We have so many teenagers in my area obssesed with zombies (t-shirts, bumber stickers, etc), my mind just went to that as current pop culture.  Referencing a crime is weird.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i think it’s funny

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