06 May, 2009

RSVP Ettiquette

Clearly we did not all attend finishing school... and I say clearly when it comes to dealing with RSVP's. I have noticed a common problem among my friends responding to wedding invitations. We have no clue what to write! For instance, Ryan has a friend named Will, and there was a joke that he would just fill in his last name after "will_________ attend". pretty funny actually...but really what do we fill out? I am sure the planners of the weddings are forgiving on this, but who wants to look like a total dummy? Here are some basic tips:

Scenario 1:

The favor of a reply is requested by June 16, 2006.

M______Accepts with pleasure

____Declines with regrets


M______ Will ____Attend

The line is meant for your guest to fill in Ms, Mr. or Mrs., and write their name(s). In the first option, they simply check off whether or not they can come. In the second option, your guest will RSVP in the affirmative by only writing their name and leaving the space in between “will” and “attend” blank. If they must decline, they will write “not.”

2. Formal Response Card Wordings:

Some still prefer to not include response cards; Miss Manners even calls them horrid. A compromise for a formal wedding is to use a simple small card that says “The favor of a reply is requested by June 16, 2006.” or “We look forward to hearing from you.” Most people will either write a note on their personal stationery, or use the card itself to send back a note. A few will call or email you, and that will be okay in the end.

3. Casual Response cards:

We have reserved two seats in your honor.


{ } Accept with pleasure

{ } Decline with regret

Please respond by June 16, 2006

or more fun response cards:

Please take a moment to fill in the blanks:

____________! (Exclamation)

_____________ is/are ________to attend

(Your name{s}) (able/unable)

There are _____people in our posse. (total number)

Kindly mail by June 16, 2006

Hope that helps! And you are all welcome, dummies.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i will definately attend

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