Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette: Part Two

If you’ve decided on the perfect wedding invitation wording that fits your personality, theme, and keeps both sets of parents happy, it’s time to focus on your response cards. While your wedding invitation sets the stage for your wedding day, your (returned) RSVP’s play a vital role for tallying an accurate guest count, as well as providing menu selections or dietary restrictions and in some cases, special requests, such as songs titles to add on to your reception playlist. Not sure where to start or what to include? Today, we’re giving you response card wording inspirations that will coordinate with every type of theme.

Traditional Response Card Wording

KINDLY REPLY ON OR BEFORE MAY 24TH

M_____________________________

_______ACCEPTS WITH PLEASURE
_______DECLINES WITH REGRET

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THE FAVOR OF YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUESTED BY MAY 17TH

GUEST NAMES___________________________________

______ ACCEPTS    ______DECLINES

PLEASE INDICATE THE NUMBER OF ENTRÉE PREFERENCES:
 _____FILET MIGNON  _____SALMON EN CROUTE
RESPOND ON OR BEFORE JULY 26
M____________________________________

_______YES  _______ NO

GUESTS ATTENDING ______OF______

ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS? __________________________


Fun Response Card Wording


RSVP ON OR BEFORE JULY 19

M____________________________________

ACCEPTS :
_____WILL BE THERE WITH BELLS ON!
_____WILL BE THERE FREE OF BELLS
_____WILL BE THERE… UNDECIDED ON BELLS

DECLINES:
_____WILL NOT BE THERE… HEARD THERE WILL BE PEOPLE WEARING BELLS
_____WILL NOT BE THERE…REGARDLESS OF THE BELL CONTROVERSY

v

Mad Lib Response Card Wording

PLEASE RESPOND BY JUNE 1st
_____________________ JAKE,
GREETING
_____________________        _____________________
YOUR NAME(S)                          WILL/WILL NOT
BE THERE  TO _____________________
                         VERB
AS JAKE BECOMES A BAR MITZVAH.
WHEN THE INVITATION ARRIVED I/WE  
_____________________
PAST TENSE VERB
AND EXCLAIMED _____________________!!
                                EXCLAMATION/PHRASE
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM 
 _____________________ THE TORAH.
VERB
I/WE WILL DANCE IF YOU PLAY   _____________________.
                                                                  SONG/ARTIST
Whether your wedding style is traditional, formal, or casual, this is your opportunity to let your personalities shine. Be creative in your wording, especially if you’re a laid back, lighthearted, or even humorous couple. Just don’t forget to include a pre-addressed AND stamped envelope for guests to easily reply “yes” or “no” to your wedding. After all, receiving your RSVP’s is part of the wedding invitation fun! Don’t forget ‘RSVP to me‘ can suggest MANY wording options during your wedding invitation design process.
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Wedding Invitation Wording Etiquette: Part One

Choosing wedding invitations is an exciting part of the planning process that begins to make the wedding day a reality- aside from choosing that stunning white gown of course! But deciding on the wording that will be printed on your flawlessly curated design can be quite the headache. Wedding invitation wording has come a long way over the years from the traditional verbiage. From formal or casual, to even including parents’ names, you want to make sure you set the stage for your wedding day appropriately, while keeping etiquette in mind. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help! We’ll be sharing our expertise on “Wedding Invitation Etiquette” in a several part series that covers various etiquette subjects that can be somewhat tricky to handle.

Custom gray and navy horizontal pocket wedding invitations

Whether the bride’s parents, bride and grooms parents, or the couple is inviting, here are just a few of the MANY options that make both sides of the family equally happy! (‘RSVP to me‘ now offers an extensive wedding invitation word guide for all of our couples who need help.)
Bride’s parents inviting
MR. AND MRS. BRIDE’S PARENTS
REQUEST THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE
AT THE MARRIAGE OF THEIR DAUGHTER
BRIDE TO GROOM
SON OF MR. AND MRS. GROOMS PARENTS
SATURDAY, THE EIGHTEENTH OF OCTOBER, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN
AT FOUR O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
PARK AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Custom green paisley wedding invitations with wedding monogram

Bride and Groom’s parents inviting
 MR. AND MRS. BRIDE’S PARENTS
TOGETHER WITH
MR. AND MRS. GROOM’S PARENTS
JOYFULLY INVITE YOU TO WITNESS THE WEDDING OF
BRIDE AND GROOM
IN THE HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY
MONTGOMERY PLACE,
25 GARDENER WAY, RED HOOK, NEW YORK
SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN
SIX O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING

Custom dragonfly wedding invitation suite in navy and beige
Bride and Groom inviting (traditional)

BRIDE AND GROOM
TOGETHER WITH THEIR PARENTS
INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM AS THEY CELEBRATE THEIR LOVE UNDER THE STARS
SATURDAY, THE FIFTH OF APRIL, TWO THOUSAND TEN
AT SIX IN THE EVENING
MOUNTAIN CREEK RESTAURANT
VAIL, COLORADO
DINNER AND DANCING TO FOLLOW RECEPTION

Custom gray pocket card invitations with bright colored accent

Bride and Groom inviting (fun/whimsical)
 
TOGEHTER WITH THEIR FAMILIES,

BRIDE AND GROOM
REQUEST THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY
AS THEY EXCHANGE UNWAVERING VOWS
OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE
ON SATURDAY, THE TWELFTH OF JULY
TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHTEEN
AT TWO O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
BELLEVIEW GRAND HOTEL
BELLAIRE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA
Even though deciding on your wedding invitation wording can be a daunting task (for some), remember to do what’s best for you and your fiance. Keep things in perspective, consider etiquette, and your gorgeous wedding invitations will soon be out in the mail!