How do you fill out a blank wedding response card when it only says, “Kindly reply by August 12th”?
–Charlotte B., Nashua, NH
In answer to how to fill out a blank wedding response card that doesn’t have questions for you to fill in an answer. Simply follow a few specific facts on the wedding invitation.
In your clearest handwriting, write:
Charlotte and John Brown
accept with great pleasure your
kind invitation to attend
Louisa and Ryan’s wedding on
Less formally, you can also write a sweet personal note on the blank response card — but it is not required or even expected. Basically, your host needs to know the names of the people you are accepting for, or if you are regretting:
Definitely, feel free to extend your sweet note to the back of the reply card. Although, be mindful of not over-apologizing or/and over-explaining why you are regretting the invitation.
Due to a longstanding prior commitment, John and I are unfortunately unable to attend Louisa and Ryan’s wedding on August 22nd. John joins me in sending our best wishes, congratulations and love, Charlotte Brown
Sadly, I am unable to attend Louisa and Ryan’s wedding, because I’m committed to being bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. Much love to the bride and groom, Allison Williams
The message can also be written in the third person, as long as the name of the person regretting is clearly printed as well as the intention — he either accepts or regrets:
Edward Wilson regrets Louisa and Ryan’s wedding do to the fact that he has final exams and unfortunately will have to be studying that weekend.
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