When you got engaged to your partner, we bet you didn’t realize the wedding planning process was going to be as stressful as it is. There is so much to plan, consider and think about, that it can be overwhelming.
Hopefully, we can lift a little of the load from your shoulders. One of the things you may be worried about is the wedding invitations and what wording you should use for the RSVP response section.
Whether you opt for email invitations, or paper ones, you have to have RSVP responses, as it will provide you with all of the information you need from your guests, and let them know when and where the wedding will take place.
Luckily for you, we’ve done this before, and we have 55+ RSVP responses that sound great, so check out this list to find your wedding invitation inspiration!
Normal, Simple RSVP Responses
If you are having a fancy wedding, or it will be black tie and not so casual, then it is probably best to use more formal or simplistic wording on your wedding invitations, to keep the theme ongoing and consistent.
Alternatively, you may just want a simple yes or no answer. In these cases, you may prefer some simple RSVP wording responses.
We Will See You There
Sorry We Can’t Make It
We Would Love To Celebrate With You
We Send Best Wishes, But Cannot Attend
Excited To Celebrate The Day
Sadly Will Be Missing The Fun
Happy To Oblige
If you want to keep it traditional, try using some of these normal, simple RSVP examples in your wedding invitations.
Happy To Attend
Regretful Cannot Join
Accept With Pleasure
Decline With Regret
We’ll Be There
Sorry To Miss The Party
Great RSVP Wording Responses
Choosing the wording for your wedding invitation RSVP responses doesn’t have to be a difficult or grueling task. The good news is that they don’t have to be plain, boring or uninteresting. You can choose funny, simplistic, clever or punny.
No one wants to see the typical Yes or No anymore, so make it fun and lighthearted with some of these examples we’ve gathered for you!
Ready To Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Will Have A Drink For You
Will Be There
Sorry, Can’t Make It
Wouldn’t Miss It For The World
The World Is Not Enough
Bummer, Can’t Make It
Will Sadly Miss It
Yes, Can’t Wait
Darn, Wish We Could Be There
Can’t Make It
Happy To Celebrate Your Love
Yay, Count Us In
Boo, We’re Out
Let The Good Times Roll
Roll Without Us
Party Without Me
You Couldn’t Keep Us Away
We’re Sitting This One Out
We’ll Be There
Missing The Celebrations
Themed/Destination Wedding RSVP Wording Responses Examples
If you are having a themed wedding, then maintaining this theme in your RSVP invitations can be a great idea!
If you’re having a beach wedding, nautical themed wedding or perhaps a ranch/farm wedding, you can use some of these fun RSVP wording responses!
I Don’t Like Sand
I Got The Boots, I Got The Hat
I’m Not Bringin’ Country Back
I Have My Cowboy Boots On Ready
I’ll Keep My Feet Up At Home
We’re Having A Barn Dance
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Hold Your Horses
Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away
It’s A Shore Thing
I’m Not Shore
Let’s Go To The Beach
Won’t Sea You There
Aye Aye, Captain
I Don’t Have My Sea Legs
I Missed The Call
Already Packed My Bags!
Sorry, Lost My Suitcase
We’ll Be There, Come Rain Or Shine
Sorry, I Don’t Have An Umbrella
Booking My Tickets
I’m Out Of Air Miles
Can’t Wait To Join The Festivities!
Sorry, I’m Snowed Under
Let’s Be Merry Together
Funny RSVP Responses
If you are looking for something punny, fun or a bit more exciting than the usual Accept or Decline, then this section is just right for you.
Not To Be
Yes, Thanks For Inviting Me
Flattered, But A No
Deal Us In
Count Us Out
Will Be There Or Be Square
Life Of The Party
We’ve Waited X Days/Years For This!
Free Booze & Food? Yes
I’ll Drink At Home
Musical Themed RSVP Responses Examples
Perhaps you and your friends love a party, and have had some great times singing your favorite songs and tunes together? In that case, why not choose famous song lyrics for your RSVP invitation responses? These can be fun, and punny at the same time!
Let’s Get This Party Started
I’m not Comin’
Rolling With My Homies
Roll On Without Me
I Wanna Rock And Roll All Night
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Yes – Can You Feel The Love, Tonight
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
You Got That Right
No, Say No.
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Go / Stay (Home)
Let’s Go, Girls
Honey, I’m Home
Formal RSVP Responses Examples
If your wedding is going to be really formal, then you may want to leave a section free on your RSVP to allow your guests to reply accordingly. For instance, your guests may write:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,
Thank you very much for inviting us to celebrate your wedding. However, we regret to inform you that we are unable to attend the date of July 9th.
All our best wishes,
Elijah and Jessica Lewis.
On the other hand, they may need ample space to let you know who can attend your wedding if there are multiple guests invited from the family. For instance, they may write:
Dearest Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,
Thank you for inviting us to attend your wedding on July 9th, 2022. We are excited and look forward to celebrating this special event with you at Grace Church in Manhattan.
Those attending will be:
Jessica Lewis – GF option
Benjamin Lewis – vegetarian option
This way, you can collect all of the information you need including dietary requirements prior to the event.
How To Make Your Own RSVP Wording Responses
Trying to think of your own RSVP wording for the guest’s responses can be difficult when you don’t know how, but we have some guidance for you.
For example, it’s a good idea to keep them short and sweet, so it’s lighthearted and there are no hard feelings if someone cannot attend for whatever reason.
The trick is to have two options that go together like mac and cheese, not chalk and cheese. The lines you use for the options should be fun, they can be punny, or they could relate to something in pop culture, however, they should match up.
Let The Good Times Roll goes better with Roll On Without Me, than Let The Good Times Roll and Regretfully Decline.
Therefore, you’ll have to really think about what goes well together when you make your decision. It needs to blend together easily, and not stand out like a sore thumb!
Information You Have To Include On RSVP Invitations
If you are thinking of writing your own RSVP invitations, and can’t come up with funny wordings for the response section, then we can help you out.
There are a few things you should do, and not to, to ensure everyone has the information they need, and you can find out exactly how many people are coming to your wedding.
RSVP invitations are so important, as you can start to gauge who will be attending your wedding and who isn’t. This way, you’ll know exact numbers, so that you can budget for meals, drinks, seats, and tables.
However, you can also find out if you can fit in those people who didn’t quite make the list, or offer a plus one to a friend who previously wouldn’t have been able to bring someone to your wedding.
To ensure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible, you should include it on your RSVP cards.
For instance, you can send out an RSVP or response card with the invitations, so that everyone who you have invited can let you know if they can make it.
If you include an addressed envelope, you can hopefully get all of the RSVPs back and the whole wedding planning process is much easier.
In truth, you can put whatever you want on your RSVP cards. It is your wedding after all. However, you need them to be functional and provide the key information/sections for your guests to fill out.
Are they accepting the invitation?
Who is attending within the household (partners, plus ones, children)?
The date they need to respond by
Those are the key pieces of information you need your guests to fill out. However, you can also take this opportunity to ask for any additional information you need. For instance, this could be:
What food option they prefer
Do they have dietary restrictions or requirements?
A song suggestion for the party
Any transport you may be organizing/supplying for the event that they require
If they are staying on site.
Example RSVP Wording
As an example, you could write your own RSVP card with the following, or use this as a general template.
Kate & Thomas Would Like To Cordially Invite You To Their Wedding On:
December 12th 2022
We Would Love To Receive Your Response By Insert date
Name(s): Brad & Emily Smith
Happily Accept _
Regretfully Decline _
Menu Options : Chicken _ Fish _ Vegetarian _
Dietary Requirements: __________________
Children are welcome to attend the ceremony, but after Xpm onwards, it is an adult only affair.
To summarize, one of the milestones before the wedding is sending out invitations and RSVP cards, but it can be hard to choose what responses you want to put on the cards.
With this guide, we’ve taken out all of the guesswork, and given you over 55 example wordings to choose from.
That way, you can stop overthinking it, get the RSVPs sent out and start planning who is coming to your wedding, and where you will place them!
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