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#1 MaryS

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    Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

    I was looking in all over the threads but could not find what I was looking for...

    On my RSVP cards should I be asking how many are attending? And get the names of the people that are attending.

    What type of words are you doing? Not sure what verbage to use.

    Also if my wedding is Nov 28 09 when should I ask for the RSVP to be returned? Is July to early? I want to give myself enough time to buy more supplies if needed but don't want to rush people that are still trying to decide if they will be attending.

    #2 jamisoncollette

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      Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:28 PM

      You can try the basic wording below. I did ask for names as I had place cards individualized. Depending on the travel needs, July may be too soon for a November wedding. Do you have a TA you can ask? My deadline was 2 months prior to the wedding.

      The favor of a reply is requested
      by June 16, 2009.
      ____Accepts with pleasure
      ____Declines with regrets



      Will ______ Attend

      #3 cantwait2718

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        Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:31 PM

        I put a maybe option on mine so that people didn't feel like they needed to make a decision right now. Just a thought.

        #4 jenniebey

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          Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

          These are all really good questions and probably ones I should be concerned with myself since my date is just before yours!

          I think it's traditional to ask how many people are coming. I would do so especially since you're having a DW. On weddingpaperdivas.com they have good examples of wording for RSVP cards.

          I think you're only supposed to send the invitations out within 2 months of your wedding date. But those are according to etiquette experts, so if you don't want to follow it, it's up to you.

          I think right now with the economy, if someone hasn't decided within 3 months of your date, they probably aren't coming...but then again some people like to make last minute decisions.

          Most wedding websites offer a RSVP function. If you haven't sent out the STDs, maybe you can ask that people RSVP on your website.

          Good luck...I will stay tuned to see what others have to say. :)

          #5 IslamoradaBride

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            Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:27 AM

            We're asking for RSVPs for three events, the welcome party, wedding and brunch. Our response date is 1 month out. Here's what it looks like:

            Please respond by April 16.


            __Will attend wedding and reception
            __Unable to attend

            __Will attend sunset cocktails
            __Unable to attend

            __Will attend Sunday brunch
            __Unable to attend

            __Number attending

            #6 sweetie_bri

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              Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:05 PM

              I'm having a bit of a hard time with this too. Does this sound ok??
              Kindly respond by July 1, 2009


              ____will____will not attend the wedding in Cuba

              ____will____will not attend the reception in Canada

              _______ persons will attend

              #7 Jess

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                Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:04 PM

                Hey Mary - I just ordered mine and I am doing my response 2 months out - it is up to you though - just give them some time to decide

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