Post # 1
So…. I LOVE the witty, unique ways that many of you have found to word your RSVP cards. The one place where I want to be very clear though is my RSVP cards. I’m scared to confuse my guests and possibly end up with a very incorrect guest count because people mis-read it or didn’t know what I meant.
Would the following RSVP confuse you? If so, any recommendations? I tried not to add extra boxes. Or should I just make it strictly traditional/simple (how I originally had it)?
PS- The spacing/font/format always becomes wonky on here, hopefully this won’t happen! If so, just pay attention to the wording please!
We do! Do you?
Kindly respond before October 5th, 2011
We have reserved _____ seat(s) in your honor.
â Enthusiastically accept (or Regretfully accept )
_____ out of _____ will attend.
Name(s) of those attending: ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
â Regretfully decline (or Enthusiastically decline )
Post # 3
Yup! The format and spacing became all messed up. Please try to ignore that! Thanks!
Post # 4
I would leave off the “(or Regretfully accept ) and (or Enthusiastically decline )” try something else if you are going for humor.
Post # 5
@Captain013: I agree, its a neat idea but its hard to understand humor in words sometimes, I kinda just got confused for a few moments.
Post # 6
Yeah, I think you girls are right. Thanks!
Post # 7
for mine I did
we have reserved ___(inserted number)___ seats for you
___ ready to wine dine and dance
___ sorry to miss the fun
I like your words but I think people will get confused. I wanted something different than will attend, unable to attend so I used creative wording.
Post # 8
@ontariobride: I like that! And it’s not confusing at all! Anyone else use non-standard RSVP wording?
Post # 9
These might be more of what you are going for.
Post # 10
@Captain013: LOL @ the ‘bells’ RSVP. Love it!
Post # 11
@MsFoxxy: Totally love that one. I may have to shamelessly steal that idea, I dont care if its been used before. lol
Post # 12
It’s not confusing to me, but trust me, you WILL have guests who can’t figure out how to fill it out! (grr…) :-/
Post # 13
@Captain013: haha that is hilarious I have never seen that before!!!!
I sent what I thought were very straight forward and standard RSVPs (with no flavor text). I still recieved several with question marks and several with nothing written in the Number Attending blank.
Not sure why it is so confusing. You will have to call some people to verify no matter what. At least I am going to have to.
Post # 14
We used the bells language as well and had some people ask what the deal with the bells was. You either have a sense of humor or you don’t. 🙂
Post # 15
@Swoontobee Mrs.G: this is very nice… yay. I am so excited I have been looking for wording for my cards… that we choose how many people will attend and they dont get to write it in… how did these rsvps go?
Post # 16
I dont think it is confusing but could be helpful to change to somehting llike this:
Kindly respond by October 5th, 2011
We have reserved 2 seats in your honor
___ We accept with pleasure
___ We decline with regret
So the lines where they would write their names would cordinate with the number of seats that will be reserved. Also remember to number your RSVP cards on the back or something, i have had a handful come back with no names and i didnt number mine 🙁 opps