(Closed) What do you think of this response card wording?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Personally, I don’t like when people write “with pleasure” or “with regret”. Please don’t telll me how to feel. Just have a line for accepts, and a line for declines.

 

And I can’t say why, but I feel like your accepts line will confuse a ton of people, and you will end up making quite a number of phone calls. Also, if you have reserved 2 seats for them, and only 1 of them is coming, how will you know which one is coming?

Post # 6
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

also, if they’re mailing the RSVP back, then they just sent your website address back to you.

Unless I’m confused.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here, does this work? 

Dear ____________________:

We have reserved _____________ space(s) in your honor. 

____ accepts with pleasure (or we’d be delighted!)

____ declines with regret (or regretfully decline)

Name of persons attending _____________________________.

Please RSVP online at http://www.jordanlovesmandi.com or return this card by mail.

The online RSVP password is ____________

Directions and other pertinent information can also be found on our website.

Post # 8
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3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i think you should make it so that everyone either has to respond online (or call you or something), or you need to put a stamp on all the envelopes.  you want to make it easy for your guests to respond.

Post # 9
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I think it is fine. The wording is kind of weird, but I don’t think anyone is going to notice. Just us bees who were told to dissect it 🙂 I think it’s sufficient to put “Name(s) of persons attending”. That’s what I did and it worked out fine. Just don’t expect everyone to honor the number of spaces you give them. If someone wants to bring another person, they’re going to do t regardless of have only 1 space reserved or whtaever. Annoying, but not the end of the world IMO.

Post # 12
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mandi.pitt:  I like the simplified version you just posted the best so far.  There was too much going on with the first one.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@mandi.pitt: Oh, I wasn’t trying to tell you your question was dumb. I was just saying that the wording is good enough for guests to understand and for you to get your proper response.

As for your new RSVP idea, I think it would be too much to tell them to place the X where they need to. They’ll get that part. Here is how mine reads:

 

We have reserved ____ seats in your honor.

___ Attending

___ Not Attending

Name(s) of persons attending

______________________________________ .

 

Your information about the website is fine, but you may want to reconsider telling them that directions and other information is on the website. I’m sure they’ll figure that out themselves, plus it costs more (and takes up more space) to add that line. Reponse cards are usually small.

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