I’ve become a loser. I get so excited to come home every day and see how many RSVPs have been sent back. DON’T JUDGE ME. For me, this isn’t about tradition and sending back the little card thing. It’s more just excitement that people actually want to come to the biggest party we’re ever likely to throw. Score. For sad loser me, this is a big perk of wedding planning.
I now feel bad for all those weddings when I RSVP’d in person rather than through the card thing, or had to be chased for it. Now I get it. Some of my friends have done their RSVP through Google Docs, which is pretty nifty, and I think gives you a downloadable spreadsheet. How wonderful, definitely easier and cheaper for everyone. We’ve done ours as cards, mostly because I’m a sucker for keepsakes.
I saw an RSVP of epic humour recently, linked from The Stylist. It was mega funny, but did highlight just how many people are forced into inviting lots of people to their wedding because of family ties etc. Have a little look here. In turn, it also highlighted just how many people actually attend weddings out of obligation rather than desire. Sad times hey…I can only think of one wedding I’ve attended to because I sort of had to. All the others have been my mates’ weddings and have been a bloody wonderful knees-up. Maybe there should be a tick-box on ALL invitations stating:
√ You have been invited because we feel we have to. If you don’t want to come, that would be wonderful. Please tell us and we’ll invite our ‘reserve’ list people, who we really want to come. And we will all stay friends.
No offence would be taken, no time or money would be wasted, and all would be happy. Great down-to-earth behaviour. I’m a big fan.
I realise Mr DTE and are lucky as we are genuinely inviting lots of our kick-ass loved ones. However, getting the invitation list sorted can be really tricky for some people, especially those with humungous families, or divorced parents. Once you have finalised it and send out invites though then the fun bit comes. Am I the only one who enjoys getting RSVPs in?? Talk to me, people! Comments below are so very welcome.
Happy Sunday morning yo! How will I get through a day without post?? Oh yes…I shall stay in bed. x
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