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Talking Wedding RSVP’s

Today I am talking about wedding RSVP cards. When choosing your wording for your wedding stationery it can be a bit of a minefield, what is correct and expected versus what you would like to say to truly reflect you as a couple. The wording of your wedding RSVP can be uniquely yours. There is no right or wrong way to word your RSVP. There are some common elements however that you should include and some popular ways to word the various sections of your wedding RSVP to make it easy for your guests to read and quickly fill in.

Wedding RSVPs are usually included along side the wedding invite as a separate insert or are detachable from the invite itself (like on Heart Invites concertina invites). If you choose to allow your guests to send their own RSVP, be sure to include the appropriate details at the bottom of the invite. It is common practice to include the RSVP date and a home address, phone number, email address, or website.

How to word your RSVP cards and what to include

Here is a little list of helpful hints and tips when looking at your wedding RSVP content.

What Should I Include?

RSVP Date – Ask your guests to RSVP by a specific date, or you may find yourself chasing RSVPs down from those you have yet to hear from – a stress you could do without in the lead up to your big day!

The Names of Your guests – It is important to know who your RSVP has come from so your RSVP should include a dotted line with enough space to accommodate one or more guest names.

Accept and Decline? – Another important one. Ask your guests whether or not they can come to your wedding. The wording of these vary as discussed further below.

Dietary Requirements – Whilst not essential it is usually a good idea to include this section so that you know if any special food is required for your guests who are vegetarian or who have allergies.

Other possibilities include – Food choices (if required), song requests, if transport is being provided for guests the RSVP is also a good place to ask your guests to state if they would like a seat on the transport arranged.

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How Should I Word It?

Wording for the ‘RSVP By Date’ Section
Please Reply By 07.10.16
Kindly Reply by October 7th 2016
RSVP By 7th October 2016

Accept/Decline Wording
There are so many ways you can go about wording the text of your accept and decline lines. Here’s a few of our favourites, ranging from the traditional to the informal!

Traditional
Accepts with pleasure / Sincerest regrets
Joyfully accept / Regretfully decline
Delighted to attend / Regretfully cannot join you

Informal
Yey! Can’t wait / Sad to miss it
Wouldn’t miss it for the world / Will celebrate from afar
Is/are looking forward to dancing & celebrating / Is/are unable to attend
Yes, of course we’ll be there / Oh Man! We can’t be there!


I hope you have found this helpful. If you would like any further assistance with your wedding RSVPs please do get in touch at [email protected] and I will be very happy to help. Please note that RSVPs can be supplied with any of my collections as separate insert cards or as part of a folded concertina invite (as per the Paris Concertina sample image pictured above!). To see all of my collections please click here.

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