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How to Word a Response Card

Response cards make keeping track of your guest list much easier.

Fantasy-Ecru-WOResponse or reply cards are just for the reception to give you an accurate head count. They are not used for ceremony-only invitations. The card and envelope are engraved or printed in the same style and paper stock as the invitation, but in a smaller size. Often they are included as part of an invitation set. It's a good idea to pre-address and stamp the reply envelope to make it as easy as possible for guests to RSVP via mail. If you would like to receive replies via email or telephone, that's fine, just include the necessary information on the response card and skip the envelope.

It's also a good idea to include a "reply by"date, usually two to three weeks before the wedding. This gives hosts time to follow up with guests who have yet to reply and to give accurate head counts to wedding vendors, such as caterers.

Response Cards
M__________________________________________

_____  accept(s)  [or, will attend]

_____  regret(s)  [or, will not attend]

The favour of your reply is requested by July 26

 

The "M" precedes the space where the guest(s) write their name(s) and the name of thier plus one, if they were invited to bring one:

M r. and Mrs. James Bailey                          

 

Or, for phoned or emailed replies:

The favour of your reply is requested by January 8, 2017
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