(Closed) Sassy RSVPS

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
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    Tacky

    Cute!

    Undecided

  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love the “sassy” version & I’m stealing the ” byo chair & a sandwich” line!

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is hilarious! My opinion is biased since i’m a jokster myself and never like to take life too serioisly. It’s your wedding, have fun with it!!! Who cares about the people who will not find it funny! It’ll totally be worth it for the people that do have a sense of humor. And I think people will be able to figure it out. I would suggest following up with your guests on the phone though maybe.

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee

    I think the chair and sandwich bit sounds kind of rude, honestly. The bells stuff might be confusing, too. Simple might be better here. You can always incorporate something else that’s cute, like asking them what song they would like to hear the DJ play, or something like that.

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s a cute idea to do something different, but I don’t understand the bells thing at all… If someone sent me that, I’d be on the phone to the bride or groom to ask which one meant I was RSVPing yes.

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @prettysouls:  I think I found this one on weddingbee a while ago and pinned it because I loved it so much:

    Hilarious RSVP wording: “Sword-wielding ninjas couldn’t keep me away.” or “Sorry. Can’t make it. I heard about the ninjas.”

    I definitely agree if you choose to do anything, keep it to 2 options that essentially are yes or no.


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    @mrsSonthebeach:  Yours are so original, I love them!

    Post # 37
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    Blushing bee

    I totally don’t get the bells thing. Maybe I’m just tired. Someone fill me in?

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee

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    @OrigamiLove:  It’s an idiom (having “bells on” indicates excitement). However, the RSVP is a play on words and the “no/declines” option takes it literally.

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My friend that’s getting married in a couple of weeks sent out RSVP’s with similar multiple option:

    [ ] Yes, accept with delight

    [ ] No, we decline with regret

    [ ] Yes, we accept with regret

    [ ] No, we decline with delight

     

    It was her FI’s attempt at being funny, and because he had been amazing at helping her with the invitations she said ok to it. Trust me, a few weeks later she was regretting the decision, because she didn’t know who was actually coming and who was just following the joke.

    I think it’s a cute idea.. but is it really worth the extra hassle?

     

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Honestly experience has taught me that anywhere between 30 & 80% will not RSVP no matter how clear you make it so you might as well make it as amusing for yourself as possible. Maybe shocking wording might be best though. It might stick in peoples minds longer!

    I was seriously frustrated after calling around to get everyones RSVP and then calling again to make sure everyone still had their directions two days before to have 78% be no call no shows the day of. I don’t know if I am even bothering with RSVP cards this time. 🙁

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    not tacky but confusing.. 

    Post # 42
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like it but you only need the first and last option, not the two in between

    Post # 43
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i don’t get the bells thing….is this a southern thing or something? Southern Bells? I dunno…. I’m lost.

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @mrsSonthebeach:  I Love this! Wish we would have used this idea as Fiance loves cheesy puns so it would have been perfect!

    We used: “Accept, our bags are packed” and “Decline, we will celebrate from afar”

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I had never heard of the “With bells on” expression until a couple of years ago, and I think that I and my friends and family would just be confused. And irritated, particularly if I couldn’t attend and was sad about it. A friend of mine missed our friend’s wedding because she was scheduled for surgery then; she regretfully declined and was quite sad about it. If people have to miss your lovely wedding, don’t rub salt in the wound with a weird RSVP card! 

    I think there are many cute, funny things to do with your wedding, but some things should be very straightforward. The invitations, venue & hotel directions, your new address, etc, should just be informative, clear, and polite. The decoration can be as whimsical as you like, but the text should just make sense.

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