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Kirsy, on October 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM Posted in Planning 0 14
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I am in the process of working on wedding invitations and this is what I have so far. I’ve already found so many things that I would like to change! Lol. I am not sure if I like how I have written the time for the wedding. I would appreciate any feedback any of you have on how to make these invitations better. For the RSVP, since I have ___number attending, should I also be more specific and include ___number unable to attend? Maybe I am overthinking things!

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Latest activity by Kirsy, on October 18, 2019 at 1:09 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    I think “the pleasure of your presence is required” not only sounds odd but...required?
    I would take out “at” before the venue and the time.
    I think it’s inappropriate to tell people their kids aren’t welcome on the invitation. Address the invite to who is invited and specify how many seats you’ve reserved for them on the RSVP card. If you feel that it’s necessary to explicitly tell guests not to bring their children, your website would be a more appropriate place.
    Is there a reason your RSVP deadline is two whole months before the wedding? That’s typically when invitations go out, so this may lead to more declines or an inaccurate head count since many people can’t commit to an event that far in advance.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I'd probably replace "The pleasure of your presence is required" maybe "requested" instead? I don't think you need "at" before the location & time either, it's just an extra word and people will get that it's the place & time of the wedding. Is this an invite or save the date? Typically only save the dates say "formal invitation to follow" and save the dates have WAY less information than this. I would take out the part about kids, and just put it in an FAQ on your wedding website. I'd change the RSVP to say "___ out of ___ attending" and fill out the second line with the # of adults you are inviting. Then address the invite to "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and not "Smith Family". Is there anyway the RSVP date can be 20-40 days out instead of 60?

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    I agree with Caytlyn, I would definitely change that first line to "The pleasure of your presence is requested" rather than required. Sounds a little pushy lol. Also agree to remove "at" in front of the ceremony time. I don't think it's necessary to put both number attending and number unable to attend if you've already put the number of seats reserved. I would just stick with "number attending".

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  • K
    Savvy April 2021
    Kirsy ·
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    Hi Caytlyn, thank you for your feedback. The required and the “at” before the venue and time are already two of the changes I have already noted. How long before the wedding should RSVPs be returned?
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  • K
    Savvy April 2021
    Kirsy ·
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    Thank you! It sure does sound pushy to include required lol. I don’t know how I missed that! I will just include the number attending for the RSVPs!
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    I would do 1-2 weeks before your final headcount is due. That should be plenty of time to follow up with those who haven’t RSVPd.
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  • K
    Savvy April 2021
    Kirsy ·
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    Thank you!
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    I agree with everyone else but like you said, those notes have already been jotted down so no need for me to repeat. I saw you asked about when RSVPs should be returned. I would say anywhere between 2 weeks to a month in advance that way you can still have a little bit of time to reach out to follow up with those who have yet to respond. On our RSVPs, we have how many seats are reserved and then have __ of __ gladly accepts. This is ours:

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  • K
    Savvy April 2021
    Kirsy ·
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    Thank you Jasmine! I like your invites! 😊
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    No problem! And thank you!

    Although I agree about removing the "at" in front of the venue, as far as the "at" in front of time, I wouldn't worry too much about that part. If you want to keep it, go for it. It's personal preference really. A lot of invitation templates are made that way.

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  • K
    Savvy April 2021
    Kirsy ·
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    Hehe! Thank you! I actually do want to remove the “at”. I didn’t realize that I had left it on and I don’t like the way it looks.
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    LOL no worries.

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  • ARIEL
    Devoted October 2020
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    Can I ask where these are from? The gold dots are our wedding theme so this invite would be perfect!

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  • K
    Savvy April 2021
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    Hi! These are from Etsy! 😊
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