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All you need to know about RSVP cards

A wedding is a formal affair and is a time when wedding couples seem to go back to the more traditional ways of doing things. An RSVP card is a small card (smaller than your invite anyway) which is pre-printed with an RSVP message to suit. The wording on this can be quite standard, or it can contain other important information that you may need to know about your guests for example, are they vegetarian or do they have any special dietary requirements? Another important aspect you should think about when planning your RSVP details is the date in which your guests need to respond. There is ‘no set time’ in which you should allow them, it really does depend on how early you send your invites out versus when you need to advise your venue of final numbers for seating and catering purposes – make sure you allow yourself enough time to gather this information to be able to do this.
Sending an RSVP card with your invitation benefits both you and your guest as it makes it quick and easy for  your guest to reply – hence you being able to continue planning your seating arrangements, catering numbers, order of service quantities, wedding favours … the list is endless (well not quite endless)!
With modern technology, RSVP cards are definitely not the quickest way of communicating your reply back you may say, and you’re right, which is why more and more couples are opting to add their e-mail address or mobile phone number to their invites so guests can e-mail or text their replies back – just make sure you record these replies separately, for example on a spreadsheet or even on a piece of paper just in case you accidentally delete any of the replies or lose your mobile phone!

RSVP Card Wording

When it comes to wording your RSVP cards you will be pleased to know there are no ‘hard and fast rules’ of doing this. Your wording should be tailored to suit the needs of your day – just remember to keep it simple. Your return address can either be detailed on your wedding or evening invitation or if you want to be super organised you could stick a pre-printed address label on your RSVP envelope so it’s ready to post (after a stamp has been added).Here are a few ways of wording your RSVP cards

…………………………………..
We are pleased to accept/
unable to accept your kind invitation
to the wedding of Nicola & James
on Friday 25th September, 2015

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Please RSVP by 25th September, 2015,
We have reserved …. seats in your honor..

………………………………………………………..
…… accepts with pleasure
…… declines with regret

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We look forward to
spending our Wedding day with you.
Please reply by June 1, 2014
……………………………………………..
….. able to attend
…..unable to attend

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Thank you for the wedding invitation.

…… can’t wait to dance the night away with you
…… can’t dance the night away with you

From …………………………………….

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RSVP wording with dietary requirement information

…………………………………..
We are pleased to accept/
unable to accept your kind invitation
to the wedding of Nicola & James
on Friday 25th September, 2015

Please inform us of any dietary requirements
………………………………………………………………..

OR you could add

Our meal requirements are
……. Adult meals
……. Children’s meals
……. Vegetarian meals

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