RSVP

If you need a wedding rsvp example to go by, check out the various types below. This small cards will give you a general idea of how many guests to expect. This is invaluable when you have to give numbers to the carterers or decide how many bulletins to print.

To encourage your guests to respond, it's advisable to include self-addressed, stamped envelopes to make it as painless as possible! You can even include a web address for them to respond to if you think it would give you better results! Invariably, some guests will not return and you will have to follow up on these guests to get a solid answer.

What Does R.S.V.P. Mean?

RSVP is short for the french phrase répondez s'il vous plaît. Simply stated, it means "reply please". Rules of etiquette in most cultures require that formal, written invitation is recieved, the recipient should return a prompt reply.

For hosts who are planning a wedding or reception,it is important because they need to know how many people to expect and how much food and drink to buy.

It is also simply the simple courtesy of responding to someone who was kind enough to invite the guest, even if it is to regret or decline the invitation.


RSVP Wording

If you are stumped as to the wording to use - follow one of the examples below. It is not necessary to have formal r.s.v.p. cards printed. Always be clear and precise as to the information you are requesting.


On this card, the details include: Couple's logo, number of seat reserved, reply date and contact number, and a wedding gift suggestion.


On this card, the couple's contact numbers and email addresses are specified.


More Sample Wordings

Respond Cards Verse 1

The season won't be jolly
without you!
Please wrap your response
by December 1st
M_______________________
___ Will be there with bells on
___ Wrapped up somewhere else 

Respond Cards Verse 2

The favor of a reply is requested before April 8, 2018
M_________________
___ will attend
___ not able to attend

Respond Cards Verse 3

The favor of a reply is requested on or before December 5th
M__________________
Number of persons ___
___ cannot attend

Respond Cards Verse 4

The courtesy of a reply is requested by the twentieth of August
M____________________
Please indicate number of each
Chicken___ Fish___ Veal___
Unable to attend___

Respond Cards Verse 5

Drop a response in the mail by November 10th
M____________________


___ We would love to drop by and join you!
___ We just can't "leaf" our work. Enjoy dinner without us! 

Respond Cards Verse 6

Kindly respond by
November 10
M_____________
___ persons will attend
___ unable to attend

Respond Cards Verse 7

The favor of a
reply is requested
on or before May 29, 2018
Name ________________
___ accepts ___ regrets

Respond Cards Verse 8

Please respond on or before
November 31st
M____________________
will ___ attend

Respond Cards Verse 9

We look forward to
celebrating with you
Please reply by October 18, 2018
Name _________________
Number of persons ____ 

Respond Cards Verse 10

We look forward to
celebrating with you
Please reply by
November 18, 2018
Name _________________
Number of persons ____
Sorry, unable to attend ____ 

Respond Cards Verse 11

M___________________
___ will ___ will not attend
Number of persons ____
R.s.v.p. by July 23, 2018

Respond Cards Verse 12

M___________________
___ will ___ will not attend
Number of persons ____
R.s.v.p. by July 23, 2018

Respond Cards Verse 13

Please respond by June 5
M__________________
__ persons will attend
__ cannot attend

Respond Cards Verse 14

Bring your memories to share!
Please respond before August 16
M____________________
__ We will be delighted
__ We have other obligations

Respond Cards Verse 15

Shhhh! Don't give away the forecast!
Tell us by May 23
Name___________________
__ Yes, I'll be there with umbrella in hand.
__ No, I can't make it, my schedule is stormy!

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