(Closed) What do you write inside a response card?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s mandatory, but it’s a kind gesture.  I have been bummed to get declines back with no explanation, and sometimes it’s tough to not take it a bit personally.  you don’t need to explain why you’re not attending (unless you want to), you can just say something like: "I was thrilled to be invited but am unfortunately unable to attend.  Best wishes and congratulations!"  

Post # 4
122 posts
Blushing bee

I got a few that said, ‘we will be thinking if you!’ or something like that.  I thought it was nice because it was a little sentiment without being a full explanation for why you can’t make it.  If you are close to the B&G or the family though, I think it is courteous to send an email or make a phone call to chat and express that you are sorry you can’t make it. As Srismi said, it is kind of a bummer to get a ‘no’ from someone you hoped would attend and you have no idea why.

Post # 5
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

It isn’t mandatory, but if it is the wedding of a good friend or family member, then it might not hurt.  You have to think that the bride and groom have to understand that not everyone can make it.

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