Wedding RSVP Wording

Categories Reception + Resources + Wedding Stationery

The great thing about modern weddings- is that you’re encouraged, now more than ever, to put your thumbprints on each area of your wedding. Not in a high pressure, outdo your cousin’s wedding sort of way … and not in an expensive, hottest colors, must-have the latest trends {although- the sheer lace platform shoes featured yesterday- I would totally go for} sort of way either.  It’s about putting your personal stamp-on the wedding of your dreams.

But I digress. My point is to have fun, get creative and specifically, with your reception card wording. So, today’s post is a refreshed version of this post. Starting with RSVP 101 …

Anatomy of an RSVP Card
What every good response card should include:

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1. Guest{s} A traditional approach is the M_______ or a less traditional approach Name{s}___________
2. Accepts line
3. Declines line
4. RSVP date (usually 2-3 weeks before your wedding date)
5. *Asking guest to initial meal selection- especially helpful for a sit down event. Your caterer gets the right count, your guest gets the right food and everyone is happy!

Creative Wording … make the most of your creativity if your wedding is on or around a holiday, the specific beauty of a certain season or a unique locale or destination.

Accepts/Declines wording options

spring- be there with blooms on/ unfortunately, our schedule sprung a leak
summer- the heat is on and we’ll be there/ must decline, may everything come up roses
fall- looking forward to gathering with you /sorry, our basket is full that day
winter- wouldn’t miss the hot chocolate/ regretfully cannot join in the jolly
Christmas-accepts with joy/ sorry, to miss this yule-time event
western- yeehaw, we’re there/ shoot, can’t make it!
beach- yes, counting the waves/ sorry, allergic to sand
mountain destination- can’t wait to blaze trails with you/ sadly, all booked up.
Vegas-  it’s definitely in the cards/ sorry, out of luck that day

Pump up the excitement and get your guests interacting with a unique question
Have fun and consider using the extra space to ask your guests for wedding wisdom, their favorite dance song, special quote, or something to remember them by. For instance, the featured RSVP card says … Silly or sweet, share a tip on love and marriage. From hilarious to serious, the responses you’ll get, will make you smile! Awww, wouldn’t it be fun and sentimental to pull the RSVPs out on your one-year anniversary?

Tips
*Number your guest list and correspond that number to the back of each RSVP card.
*Save on the environment and save on postage costs by sending RSVP Postcards without the envelope.

Check out all the RSVP Card designs.

What wording ideas you have?

Comments
  • Rachel on June 8, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Cute wording ideas–a little creativity goes a long way!

  • Debbie B. on July 1, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Asking people to add their initials to their meal choices is a GREAT idea. I’m using it, thanks!

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  • Sally Johnson on June 13, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    This is a great tip! Wedding planning has changed a lot since I was married. Now I am helping my daughter plan her wedding. wedding planning is not an easy task and that tip just helped a lot.

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