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Wedding RSVP Wording Ideas And Etiquette Tips

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Wedding RSVP wording is a necessary aspect of a wedding invitation that benefits both the couple and guests. For the couple, it helps them create the guest list and the caterer knows how many they’re preparing for. The guests get to pick out their food choices and have an overall feel of the wedding style.

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These wedding RSVP card wording styles could range from formal to casual, comedic and even online versions. We’ve brought you samples of all these in the post plus wording etiquette.

What Does RSVP Mean?

RSVP is an acronym gotten from “Répondez, s’il Vous plait,” a French phrase which means “please reply.” It’s directed to guests.

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Wedding RSVP Card Wording Structure

  • RSVP deadline date
    This is to let guests know the last days for replying.

    “Kindly make your reply by the fourth of June 2020.”
    “The favor of your reply is appreciated by June 4th, 2020.”
    “Please respond by the fourth of June 2020.”

  • Space for guests names
    This is the part of wedding invitation details where guests fill in their names. You can write traditionally by putting down “M.” followed by a line. You may also put down “Name (s)” followed by a line to fill out. For crowd control, indicate the number of guests invited.
  • An “accept” or “decline” checkbox
    This is a place to get creative using the weather and destination.
    __ we’re so there for the tropical beauty (destination)
    __ we’ll be there before the flowers bloom (summer)
  • Entree preference
    If you opted for multiple entree plated meals, list these meals with check-boxes for the guests to make their selection.

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What Does M Mean On RSVP?

This is a letter on wedding RSVP card wording indicating title. Guests will complete with “Mr., Mrs, Ms. or Miss.”

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Wedding RSVP Wording Samples

Wedding RSVP cards wording could be formal, funny, destination themed or unique. See some wedding response card wording samples below.

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Fun Wedding RSVP Wording

Fun wedding RSVP wording has elements of humor, creativity, and casual flow. Use whimsical lines that will give the guests something to smile about.

  • A response by the end of June is perfect.
    Name(s) _____
    Yes, let’s get the party started (tick)
    No, and I don’t like how I feel not attending (tick)
    Pick your best food
    _____ chicken fingers
    _____ lasagna
    _____ waffles
    _____ donuts

  • If you want to join the party, send in your response by June 20th
    Name(s): _____
    I’m definitely showing up (tick)
    Can’t make it and I feel horrible about it (tick)
    We’ve got delicacies for you to choose below

Formal Response Card Wording

Formal RSVP wording for a wedding is more straight to the point and simple. It contains the most basic information without the need for humor. Find samples of RSVP invitation wording for card and email.

  • Your favorable reply is best appreciated by
    the tenth of June
    M_____
    _____ Gladly Accepts _____ Sadly Declines
    Please notice the initials and the meal choice for each guest
    _____ Filet Cabernet Mignon
    _____ Sautéed chicken breasts
    _____ Filet Baked Salmon
    _____ Chicken tortilla with cheese soup
    _____ Tempeh with Quinoa

  • M_____
    _____ Will come _____ Will not make it
    Please Respond by
    the tenth of June
    MiaandBlaze@mail.com

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RSVP Card Wording For A Destination Wedding

This card wording includes a hint of where the wedding will hold.

  • M_____
    _____ To tropics! _____ Will be with you in spirit
    Favor us with your reply by the tenth of June
    Meal options for your pleasure below
    _____ Sautéed chicken breasts
    _____ Filet Baked Salmon
    _____ Chicken tortilla with cheese soup

  • M _____
    _____ The coastline beckons on me! _____ Pardon, I’ll have to take a rain check
    Favor us with your reply by the tenth of June
    Meal options for your pleasure below
    _____ Sautéed chicken breasts
    _____ Filet Baked Salmon
    _____ Chicken tortilla with cheese soup

Online Wedding RSVP Wording

The steps to plan a wedding are unending and need undivided concentration. So there isn’t time for you to receive RSVP cards. Again, the issue of bad handwriting could give you more than you bargained for. So to save time, use the online rsvp.

But putting your website URL on a wedding invite is rather awkward and tacky. So we advise that you put the information in a small note included in the invite envelope. See how to word it below.

  • Please respond by June 10th
    Through the wedding website:

  • Kindly visit our wedding website to respond by June 10th

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Unique Wedding Response Cards Wording

Unique RSVP card wordings are the most creative. Play with words or create invitation components without using over flogged lines. They could be formal and straight-laced, destination or fun. The bottom line is that they’re so unique, they’d catch the attention of guests.

  • We request the favor of your reply by the tenth of June
    I can’t say no to free food, drinks, and a beautiful love story! (Tick)
    I will cheer to you from here (Tick)

  • Give a response to this request by June tenth
    Yes, there’s no party till I show up! (Tick)
    No, you guys have fun without me. (Tick)

Wedding RSVP Wording For Limited Guests

This wedding reply card wording helps notify the guests that there’s a cap to guests attending.

  • A response by the end of June is perfect.
    Name(s) _____
    For a party of 100 persons
    Yes, let’s get the party started (tick)
    No, and I don’t like how I feel, not attending (tick)
    Pick your best food
    _____ chicken fingers
    _____ lasagna
    _____ waffles
    _____ donuts

  • To join the party, send in your response by June 20th
    Name(s): _____
    60 persons will be attending
    I’m definitely showing up (tick)
    Can’t make it and I feel horrible about it (tick)
    We’ve got delicacies for you to choose below

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Wedding RSVP Etiquette

  • Pre-address and stamp envelopes

An important etiquette that ensures your cards reach their destination. Also, stamped cards will make guests reply and send them in the mail on time. RSVP cards are a part of the invite suite, so they come in their own envelopes.

  • Make card wording cohesive with the wedding style

If your wedding is formal, casual, or comedic, then it should reflect in your wording. This is a seamless flow of information that tells guests what to expect.

  • Include a proper return address

The return address on the RSVP envelope should be that of the person in charge of collecting RSVP. This could be the bride, groom, wedding party or even designated family.

  • Ensure stamp uniformity with invitations

The RSVP cards come in a different envelope from the wedding invite. We advise the stamps used for the main invite is the same on the RSVP envelope. This ensures uniformity.

Wedding rsvp wording is quite modeled to the chosen wedding style, whether it’s casual, formal or unique. In other cases; emails and wedding websites are used to collect wedding response card wording. This plays an important role in helping the couple plan towards the guest list, seating chart, and catering. So, if you’re not sure about how to start or word your RSVP cards, pop in this post and get inspired. We’ve covered every aspect of wedding RSVP card wording and down to observable etiquette.

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