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#1 brookedanielle

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    Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:55 PM

    I've searched through other examples of bride's RSVP wording, and while there are some great examples... nothing is fitting my situation.

    My wedding is 6/6 in St. Thomas and the AHR is 6/18 at home. I put together a pocketfold invitation (with separate inserts for the ceremony in St. Thomas and the reception at home). While I *think* I know exactly who is coming to the ceremony (about 20 people), I feel the need to put an RSVP spot for the ceremony on the card too... because my family is weird... and I have heard rumors of one family member telling another that they are coming... but they never actually told ME, the bride, of their intentions. Alas, I digress...

    Here is what I have right now... I can no longer tell if it's perfectly clear what I am asking, and my family and friends are really being of no help.

    RSVP
    Kindly reply by May 1st, 2010

    Name(s)___________________________________________ __

    Ceremony – June 6 - St. Thomas, USVI

    ___ Our Bags Are Packed! Accept.
    ___ We Burn Easily! Decline.

    Reception – June 18 - Latham, NY

    ___ Accept.
    Please indicate your meal choices:
    #___Sirloin Steak #___Chicken Marsala
    #___Stuffed Sole #___Vegetarian Penne
    ___ Decline.

    Please please please any help, advice, anything is greatly appreciated. Tear it apart if you feel the need, I just seriously need some input.

    #2 Tanya Marie

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      Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:08 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by brookedanielle
      I've searched through other examples of bride's RSVP wording, and while there are some great examples... nothing is fitting my situation.

      My wedding is 6/6 in St. Thomas and the AHR is 6/18 at home. I put together a pocketfold invitation (with separate inserts for the ceremony in St. Thomas and the reception at home). While I *think* I know exactly who is coming to the ceremony (about 20 people), I feel the need to put an RSVP spot for the ceremony on the card too... because my family is weird... and I have heard rumors of one family member telling another that they are coming... but they never actually told ME, the bride, of their intentions. Alas, I digress...

      Here is what I have right now... I can no longer tell if it's perfectly clear what I am asking, and my family and friends are really being of no help.

      RSVP
      Kindly reply by May 1st, 2010

      Name(s)___________________________________________ __

      Ceremony – June 6 - St. Thomas, USVI

      ___ Our Bags Are Packed! Accept.
      ___ We Burn Easily! Decline.

      Reception – June 18 - Latham, NY

      ___ Accept.
      Please indicate your meal choices:
      #___Sirloin Steak #___Chicken Marsala
      #___Stuffed Sole #___Vegetarian Penne
      ___ Decline.

      Please please please any help, advice, anything is greatly appreciated. Tear it apart if you feel the need, I just seriously need some input.
      I think that you should get rid of the "accept/Decline" after the wording for the Destination wedding, if anything put it before. This is how I worded it:

      Please RSVP by August 2, 2010

      Names:

      ________________________________________

      Yes, we will see you on the beach ( you could add "in St. Thomas")

      ______# of Adults, _______# of children


      ______No, but we will be toasting from afar

      We will be attending the welcome dinner on
      Saturday, October 9, 2010( you could put "we/I will be attending the reception in Latham, NY on June 18 )

      _______ Yes

      #___Sirloin Steak #___Chicken Marsala
      #___Stuffed Sole #___Vegetarian Penne

      _______ No

      I hope this helps, bc I know how you feel!! I went CRAZY for weeks trying to get it right!
      Good Luck
      Happily Married after an AMAZING wedding at the Playaca Palace in Playa del Carmen, MX!!!

      #3 brookedanielle

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        Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:09 PM

        Ahhh Thank You!! It's always soo nice to get someone elses perspective, especially when they have been through it too! Much appreciated.

        #4 liljuicy

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          Posted 19 March 2010 - 11:27 PM

          Hi! I would guess you are also having a reception in St. THomas after the ceremony too, right?? If yes, this is what i would do (feel free to ignore of course!!!!)

          And PS, my family is the same way, my parents just randomly decide to invite people on a daily basis, and we have to literally track down half of our family because apparently they like to ignore the stamped RSVP cards and envelopes that came with their invites. Don't get it!

          RSVP
          Kindly reply by May 1st, 2010

          Name(s)___________________________________________ __

          St. Thomas Ceremony & Reception (June 6, 2010)

          ___ Our Bags Are Packed!
          ___ Sorry, We Burn Easily!

          Latham, New York Reception (June 18, 2010)

          ___ Accept
          ___ Decline.

          Please indicate your meal choice for the Latham Reception:
          #___Sirloin Steak #___Chicken Marsala
          #___Stuffed Sole #___Vegetarian Penne


          #5 brookedanielle

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            Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:18 AM

            lol! Families! Glad I'm not alone.

            Good suggestion. I didn't even think about how that could be confusing. Thanks!

            Loving the suggestions, keep them coming!

            #6 Sheree10

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              Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:34 AM

              one suggesttion is to number your rsvp's... not all guests remember to put their name on it. Also, they may not answer all of the questions( they may just respond to the wedding and not the AHR) so be prepared!
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              #7 brookedanielle

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                Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:19 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Sheree10
                one suggesttion is to number your rsvp's... not all guests remember to put their name on it. Also, they may not answer all of the questions( they may just respond to the wedding and not the AHR) so be prepared!
                This is a wonderful idea - I can imagine some people in my family just deciding not to put their names on and sending it back along. Thanks for the suggestion, and I guess I should start tracking down my phone number list now, just to be prepared!

                #8 gprr2011

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                  Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:29 AM

                  I just tweeked it a bit:

                   

                   

                  RSVP
                  Kindly reply by April 26th, 2011

                  Name(s)___________________________________________

                  Beach Ceremony & Reception (June 26, 2011)

                  ___ Our Bags Are Packed!
                  ___ Sorry, We Burn Easily!



                  #9 veryvalentine

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                  Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:38 AM

                  like that one! so nice.  

                   



                   
                   
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