Post # 1
I’m in the process of finalizing these last two parts of our invites, and I was wondering if someone could review the wording I am using? I just want to make sure it sounds good before I print up a whole bunch of these 🙂
Also, would you include the vegetarian meal as a choice, or would you let people indicate that as a special dietary restriction of the back? Should it say “dietary restriction” or “dietary requirement”?
A block of rooms has been reserved for our guests at a discounted rate for Friday and Saturday nights (June 7-8). Please reference the XXX/XXX wedding when making your reservations. Kindly reserve your rooms by May 8, 2013.
Hotel Name$XXX/per nightHotel AddressPhone NumberWebpage
The favour of a reply is requestedon or before April 26, 2013
_____ will attend
_____ will not attend
Please initial next to your choice of entrée:
_____ Chicken _____ Salmon _____ Vegetarian
Please indicate any food allergies/special dietary restrictions on the reverse side.
Post # 3
@Mulan05: I would include vegetarian as a choice as you have done
Post # 4
Not a huge deal and this is just my personal preferance, you don’t need to include the price of the hotel room. I would also just say June 8th and 9th instead of Friday and Saturday.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Mulan05: I asked guests to initial, NO ONE FREAKIN INITIALED!!!
Do you want to include a ‘____ seats have been reserved in your honor’ part?
Also space between ‘requested’ and ‘on’
I don’t think you NEED to put the cost of the hotel, I put that on my website, but not the accomodations card.
I would JUST do vegetarian meal option as you have it.
Post # 6
Both sound really good! PS: We share a wedding date!
Post # 7
I agree with post above me.. price doesn’t need to be on there for the hotle but for sure include the vegiatarian option.
Post # 8
I agree with all the previous suggestions.
“Accommodations” is spelled wrong but I’m sure that is just a typo!
Can you specify what the vegetarian option will be? “Vegetarian” could mean a whole range of things… I’d just list it as “asparagus risotto (vegetarian)” or whatever it is. And I would definitely keep it listed on the card. I am not a vegetarian & therefore would not specify any “dietary requirements,” but I often prefer the vegetarian option.
Post # 9
I also asked my guests to initial their entree selection and I’d say about half did. That was frustrating but I didn’t see any other way around it. If I got one chicken, one beef, I just guessed and figured the couple could sort it out at the table. No one complained. I just didn’t want to have to call guests that didn’t initial entrees to ask. I had too many other things to do in the days leading up to the wedding.
Otherwise, the rest of the wording sounds great. If you are not doing a website, I’d include the price of the hotel. Some guests are not into wedding websites, so they may appreciate knowing what the price per night at the blocked hotel is and may choose to find another hotel nearby for a cheaper rate.
Post # 10
As one with food allergies, the ‘allergy/dietary restrictions’ space is nice! And I know my friends who keep Kosher and fellow allergy sufferers appreciate it too 🙂
Also, if you’re not specifying the chicken or salmon dish, no need to specify the vegetarian option. However, if you put something like ‘Braised chicken with red wine sauce’, then the veg option should be specific too.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the feedback everyone! I really appreciate it.
I’ve updated the accommodations card to this:
A block of rooms has been reserved for our guests at a discounted rate for June 7th to June 9th. Please reference the XXX/XXX wedding when making your reservations. Kindly reserve your rooms by May 7, 2013.
I’m keeping the price per night because we aren’t doing a wedding website, and I want people to know upfront the cost so they can look elsewhere if they so choose. It does happen to be the closest hotel to our venue, and this is why we chose it, but it is mid-range price.
I like the idea of writing out the meal choices with the details, but I don’t have room on the RSVP cards 🙁 What I’ve got planned already is pushing it for space… For those of you who said that people didn’t initial their meals, do you have another suggestion?
@MariContrary: I’m glad someone else thinks it’s important too! It was actually an important consideration for us when choosing a caterer that they would be able to provide meals for those with special dietary restrictions. We’re inviting several people who would need halal meals, a couple who may need Kosher meals, at least one vegan, and a few who may need gluten-free meals. I’d feel awful if someone showed up and wasn’t able to eat the meal we provided for some reason.