If the couple has opted to take fill out wedding rsvp card, you’ll find instructions on how to do so either on their website or on a dedicated email address (common with couples who use Zola for their weddings). If you are being asked to reply digitally, it’s important that you respond using the method the hosts have requested. Sending an email to a general couple email address, for example, will make it hard for them to keep track of responses.
On the wedding rsvp card, there is usually space for guests to write their names and a line to indicate whether they can attend or not. Many couples like to include a space to write an option other than “accepts” and “declines”. This can be something fun or formal such as, “can’t wait!” and “wish I could make it!”
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Some couples will also ask guests to select their meal preferences on the RSVP card. If this is the case, be sure to write your initials next to the options so that the bride and groom know who each preference belongs to.
It is never acceptable to bring children to a wedding that is specifically stated as adults-only. It’s important to respect the couple’s wishes as some venues and caterers charge a higher fee for each additional guest they serve.
Traditionally, couples will ask guests to return their RSVP by a certain date. If the couple has specified an RSVP date, it is important to stick to this as it will give them a clear picture of how many guests are attending.