RSVP Wording Samples

Categories Inspiration + Resources + Wedding Stationery

RSVP wording. It seems to stump many a bride and groom but the RSVP wording is a place that you and your guests can have a lot of fun interacting with–specifically the accept/decline lines. And who knows, guests may even respond faster if the wording makes them smile.

RSVP must haves:
1. Guest{s} line
2. Accepts line
3. Declines line
4. RSVP date

How to get your creative RSVP’s on: 
Do you have a wedding theme i.e. rustic, vintage? Having a holiday wedding? Frame your RSVP wording around the specifics of: your wedding theme, season, style and/or formality. Take your time to experiment with phrasing, rhyming, and word plays. Bear in mind that the key to effective RSVP wording is wittiness balanced by wisdom. Not all share the same humor so keep it positive, unoffensive and clear as to which line they should respond to.

5 samples of creative RSVP wording:

1. An Outdoor Wedding

In Full Bloom Wedding Invitation Design

RSVP wording -outdoor wedding

 

 

2. A Fun, Whimsical Wedding

Mustache You to Wed Wedding Invitation Design

funny RSVP wording -whimsical wedding

 

 

3. A Modern-Traditional Wedding

Antique Filigree Wedding Invitation Design

RSVP wording -modern wedding

 

 

4. A Totally Casual Wedding

Love and Gratitude Wedding Invitation Design

RSVP wording -casual wedding

 

 

5. A Rustic-Country Wedding

Candlelit Mason Jar Wedding Invitation Design

RSVP wording -rustic wedding

 

What do you think … yay or nay on creative RSVP wording? Do you have a favorite style?

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Program Wording & Templates

Categories Ceremony + Resources + Wedding Stationery

*updated 4/14*
Yay! Yay! We’ve created 3 new Wedding Program Wording Ideas and Templates for you to download {Traditional, Contemporary & Casual} plus, additional wording ideas for giving special thanks, love story, unplugged wedding, memorials and dedications.

Wedding Programs are your stylish opportunity to outline your ceremony and draw guests into your day. Also fantastic “ice-breakers” Programs give guests something to hold, something to talk about, and something to keep. Deciding on which Program type is the fun part!

3 factors in deciding on a Wedding Program type:

  1. your wedding style
  2. formality
  3. simple or info-filled: {based on the need to explain: traditions, customs, rituals}

MagnetStreet Weddings offers 11 different sizes and types of Wedding Programs. Today we’re featuring our Tea-length type + 2 wording samples {shown further down in this post}.

Wedding Program Templates

 

Tea Length Wedding Programs

Why choose Tea-length? Long and luxe, Tea-length Programs lend a sense of elegance–and because of that, have a more formal feel. The streamlined look is lovely and even though they’re slender, there is still plenty of room to share your details. Tea-lengths measure at 3.625 x 8.875 with full-color printing on both sides.

 

What’s in a Program?

Since every wedding is unique, every ceremony will be unique. After all, it’s an extension of your wedding style and the uniqueness of your relationship and family dynamics.

5 typical components of a wedding program include {not always in this order}:

1. Opening
Bride & Groom
date & location
2. Order of events
music, readings, poem, explanations, translations,
3. Parents & Officiant
bride’s parents, groom’s parents, officiant, readers, musicians,
4. Wedding Party
maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, junior bridesmaids, ushers, flower girl, ring bearer,
5. Personalized Message
dedications, memorials, thank you, other special note from bride & groom

Need some help with wording your wedding programs?

2 Wedding Program Template Samples
Here are two wording examples {simple and streamlined and info-filled} for our Tea-length Wedding Program type.

{Click on images to enlarge}

Wedding Program Wording for a Traditional ceremony
Simple Wedding Program Wording

 Traditional

 Simple Modern

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Wedding Programs: Smart & Stylish

Categories Wedding Stationery

Acting as icebreakers and ceremony tone-setters, Wedding Programs are a wonderful addition to the ceremony that are typically ordered last and needed fast–usually due to the finalizing of last minute arrangements. From elegant Tea-lengths to roomy Rectangles, MagnetStreet offers Wedding Programs in 12 different sizes and most are ready to ship in 3 business days! That is great news if you need them fast!

Tea Length Wedding Program

 

 

What to include on your Wedding Programs …

 13 ideas for content:

1. Your names
2. Pastor/Officiant
3. Order of events
4. Wedding party bios
5. Music & musicians
6. Special Readings/Verse/Poem & readers
7. Acknowledgments of special services performed
8. Explanation of ethnic custom/ritual
9. Translations
10. Dedications/Memorials
11. Religious ceremonies
12. Blessings
13. Thank You message from bride & groom

 

Tips:

How to choose the right Wedding Program size & type:

Choose the size and type that captures your wedding style and accommodates the needs of your ceremony the best! Getting married in the summer? Personalize one of our four Program Fans. Are you having a destination wedding? Go with the flow of a shell-shaped Program. If you have a lot of info you’d like to share, go for the roomier Folded options: Half-fold, Tri-fold, and Gate-fold Programs sizes.

It’s important that your keepsake Ceremony Programs are strategically placed so that they cannot be forgotten or overlooked.

7 ideas to make your Programs stand out in the crowd:

  1. Hang or drape on ceremony chairs.
  2. Place in baskets or other creative containers depending on your wedding theme.
  3. String along on a clothesline.
  4. Have your usher hand them out.
  5. Strategically placed on the ends of each aisle.
  6. Create a ceremony station: a decorated area for: water bottles, blankets, fans, PROGRAMS!
  7. Delegate responsible (supervised) children to hand them out.

 

Did you or will you be using Wedding Programs?

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Giveaway: Wedding Thank You Cards

Categories Resources + Wedding Stationery

How would you like to WIN 200 Wedding Thank You Cards? I know, silly question. Here’s the skinny … MagnetStreet is giving away 200 Wedding Thank You Cards from our Facebook page. The 5 lucky winners will be randomly drawn and announced on 10/16/12. Enter to win on Facebook.

What’s so great about winning 200 Thank You Cards from MagnetStreet?

1. They’re free! Any design. Any style.
2. Gorgeous, professionally-printed Thank You Cards.
3. Easily personalized by you: your photos, your words, your fonts.
4. Check ‘ordering thank you’s’ off your to-do list early!

Wedding Thank You Photo Card

{One of our most popular designs: Enchanted Encounter Thank You Card}

 

Thank You Card Wording

There will be a lot of Thank Yous to write before and after the wedding. The best plan of attack to write them as soon as possible after the gifts come in and of course, after the wedding. No gift giver would expect a thank you reply the next day–but a good rule of thumb is–sooner than later. 

What to Say

From family to acquaintances, the tone  will vary from note to note. However, the anatomy of each note will be the same.  If the gift came damaged, first try to take care of the problem with the store yourself. And even if you don’t like the gift–you can still be appreciative yet honest. Emphasize something else i.e. “It was so wonderful that you could be with us on our special day!”

5-Part Anatomy of a Thank You Card
1. Salutation
2. Thank you line {keeping it simple and real}
3. Plans for the gift
4. Special acknowledgements {travel, time}
5. Appropriate Closure {Kindly, Best, With Love,}

Thank You Card Wording Examples:

{close family member}

Dear Uncle Jake and Aunt Judy,

Thank you for the gorgeous blanket you quilted for Michael and me. We will treasure it always. It means the world to us that you could make it to our wedding–we know it was a challenge. We look forward to see you soon and sharing the wedding pictures with you.

Much Love,
Sara and Michael

 

{friends, family and acquaintances}

Dear Sam,

Thank you for the bright red toaster you gave to Michael and me. We love it. It goes great in our new kitchen and we use it every day. Thanks so much for sharing in our big day. We were blessed to have you there!

Love,
Sara and Michael

Tips For Writing Your Thank Yous:

  • Use your guest list as a checklist
  • Keep record of WHO gave WHAT
  • Plan to write # a day {i.e. 10}
  • Use a high quality pen
  • Coordinate your Thank Yous with the rest of your wedding stationery
  • Order extras…

 

Enter to win 200 Thank Yous on Facebook:

Browse Thank You Cards.

 

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