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RSVP Poll

I'm working on my RSVPs, and I'm thinking about doing something fun and non-traditional. I think we might get a better response rate if we do something fun.

One idea:

__Will attend with bells on
__will attend, free of bells
__will attend, undecided on bells

__Will not attend, heard there will be people wearing bells
__Will not attend, regardless of bell controversy


I've also seen a Mad Lib type:

 ____________(exclamation)!

We are __________(adjetive) to hear about your upcoming nuptials!

______________(Your Name(s)) is/are ___________ (adjetive) to________________ (attend/miss) the celebration.

Don't forget to play _________________! (song title)


I've heard some older people don't get the Mad Lib thing, so I could split up and do a more traditional type for the older folks. But I'm not convinced that's really a good idea?

I think everyone would get the bells thing, right?

I don't know if it's better to have less formal wording on the invitation itself if I do something less formal for the RSVP.

Thoughts? Suggestions?


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Re: RSVP Poll

  • bethsmilesbethsmiles Denver, CO member
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    edited December 2011
    I always loved madlibs when I was a kid, I think it would be cool to RSVP that way. The bells one made me laugh though.


  • katanne9katanne9 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think the mad libs option could be a little more confusing to the older crowd.

    The bells thing is cute though. It's personal opinion but I think 5 might be a little overkill.

    I don't think your invitation wording necessarily needs to be more informal, it really depends on the aesthetic of your invite.

    My invites use more of a formal wording, but don't look super formal, and my rsvps are
    - Wouldn't miss it for the world
    - Will be there in spirit
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  • desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    Kat -- do you have an idea to adjust the bells thing??  What about:

    __ Will attend with bells on!
    __ Will attend, undecided on bells
    __ Will not attend, regardless of bell controversy

    ??
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  • edited December 2011
    I think if you cut down on some of the bells stuff (which I love, but agree 5 might be overkill) you should choose

    __ Will attend with bells on
    __ Will attend free of bells (or undecided)
    __ Will not attend, heard there will be people wearing bells


    Make the will not attend one a bit of a funny too, maybe it won't sting as bad if some people say no. ;)
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  • hetshuphetshup member
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    edited December 2011
    I think this is adorable! But I like Narwal's edit. I snorted when I read this at first, so there's that. And I may steal this idea. Maybe.
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  • edited December 2011

    Eh - whatever you do I'd only have two options.  People might get confused, esp the old folks who can't see straight.  It would be pretty terrible to accidentally RSVP incorrectly to someone's wedding because you didn't 'get it'.

  • katanne9katanne9 member
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    edited December 2011
    i like both yours and narwhal's edits :D

    super cute!! i think shortening it from 5 to 3 is easier to read, therefore funnier!


  • loopy82loopy82 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think doing something non-traditional is fun.

    I had friends who had their wedding on a farm so their response options were based around a farm theme such as:

    __ unable to attend, need to plow the field
    __ unable to attend, need to milk the cows

    Something to that effect. It makes it more interesting.
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  • edited December 2011
    Here are some humorous ones I found:

    Please Respond by November 15, 2009

     

    ____ Yes. You can bet your bottom dollar, we’re attending!

    ____ No.  But if you send us your bottom dollar, we’ll attend.

    ____ Just kidding about above statement.  We still won’t be attending.

    ____ We don’t bet. And, we still can’t attend.

     

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    __ Gladly attend

    __ Regretfully decline

    __ Gladly decline

    __ Think you're just trying to get a gift out of me, but I'm coming anyway.



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    __ Yes, we'll be there!

    __ Still in shock from that flying pig we just saw, so we can't come.
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  • katanne9katanne9 member
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    edited December 2011
    I've also seen

    - Can attend with regret
    - Can't attend with joy

    (though I personally don't love this)
  • desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    I saw the 'can attend with regret/can't attend with joy' idea, and it cracked me up. But, I think some people would get confused....is it sad that I don't fully trust the intelligence of certain family members? ;)




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  • edited December 2011
    I really like the Mad Libs idea, but I also saw a picture somewhere (probably on TK) where they had left the RSVP cards pretty much blank, except for a sentence at the top asking them to decorate it or something like that...I'll try to find the picture of them!
  • edited December 2011
    Hopefully this will work...

    http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz275/kelseyd625/RSVPpic.jpg

    At the top it says, "the favour of a creative response is requested before the fifth of August"
  • loopy82loopy82 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the creative response idea!
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_rsvp-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:7af301fa-af33-489b-8412-f210c6f044b4Post:aab70bc8-8283-4283-9766-4a4ce44471e3">Re: RSVP Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]Eh - whatever you do I'd only have two options.  People might get confused, esp the old folks who can't see straight.  It would be pretty terrible to accidentally RSVP incorrectly to someone's wedding because you didn't 'get it'.
    Posted by amagwire[/QUOTE]
    ditto
  • desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks, everyone! I appreciate all the help. :)
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  • agoldhammeragoldhammer member
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    edited December 2011
    Have fun with you invitations! We had two responses we were trying to decide between, and ended up going with the top one. Don't worry about what people say about it being rude or confusing. Please, please do with something that makes you happy and fits with your personality. A wedding is a fun, joyful moment and does not have to follow the book. My vote is for the Bells  - which we also considered!

    The one we chose:

    __Yes! Yes! Totally stoked to be there!
    __Super bummed, Can't make it. Save me some cake.

    The one that didn't make the cut:

    __Can’t wait. YES, I’m there!

    __Will forget to RSVP and show up anyway.

    __Being forced into attending. Please put me at a good table.

    __Can’t make it. Sorry to miss the festivities.

    __Don’t want to attend.

    __You got engaged?

  • cdipaolocdipaolo member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the idea of writting your own RSVPs but IMO I think one of the following is better than 'bells'. Evite has lots of ideas. Maybe you can tie it in with the theme of the wedding. Brainstorem, there are many ways you can do this and uniquely.

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  • edited December 2011
    Hey cdi, why don't you go and respond to your own posts?  K.Thx.Bye.
  • edited December 2011
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