(Closed) RSVp Wording

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which RSVP wording?
    My bags are packed! / Can't seem to find the car keys : (3 votes)
    75 %
    My bags are packed / Gas prices have gone too high : (1 votes)
    25 %
    My bags are packed / Our tire has gone flat : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Maybe I’m just slow this morning, but I find them all to be a mixed message.

    My bags are packed= I’m coming

    But the last half of each one is making an excuse why I can’t be there.

    Post # 4
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think OP means to say “My bags are packed!” is the “accept” option, and she’s trying to find a cute way of wording the “decline” option, these are the possibilities she’s considering.

    What about, for the declines, “Wish we were there! Send us a postcard” or something like that? Just because “can’t find the keys” has overtones of “I’m too disorganized,” “Gas prices are high” reads “I can’t afford to come, etc.” The postcard thing is a little more upbeat, i.e. “we really wish we could be there.”

    Post # 5
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    46465 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @KCKnd2:  Thanks. I knew I was not synapsing well this am.

    Post # 8
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    Another possible “decline” option: “We’ll be there in spirit.”

    Post # 9
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    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @KCKnd2:  I love the “send a postcard” option for a decline 

    Post # 10
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    4477 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It’s hard to pull off sassy/cute wording on invitations, and I’m not a fan of it, especially relating to RSVPing.  Sometimes cutesy phrases can rub people the wrong way.  You can do cute things with the design, though, like flip flop icons or something.

    Post # 11
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    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @KCKnd2:  I like the “send us a postcard!” option that you mentioned!

    Post # 12
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    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the send us a postcard option

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