Post # 1
I have been debating about how I am going to word my RSVP cards.
First choice was to put each person’s name on it and put a check box for attending or not attending. This is because we are DIY our invitations and we will not be using an inner envelope.
Now, I don’t feel like doing that anymore cause I don’t want to feed it through my printer and it seems wierd to check a box..lol.
If I were to use the "____ of _____ attending" format, how many of you have dealt with a guest putting more than what is reserved for them and what did you say/do?
I’m aiming for something like this..
_______ of ________ adults attending.
_______ of ________ kids attending.
Please write the first and last name(s) of those attending: ________________________________
Would it be okay for them to write in their names? I might just put one long line (place the print horizontally) so they won’t think that the number of lines = the number of guests that they are allowed to have. Know what I mean?
Suggestions, concerns, anything would be helpful.
Post # 3
Here’s a mock-up of what our rsvp would have looked like if I was going this route…
what do you think?
Post # 4
I like that! Lots of work though. Hope you’re having a small wedding. On a different note, I would suggest omitting the words, "in honor to celebrate our marriage." It is redundant.
Post # 5
i think i prefer the ___ of ___ method. it’s MUCH easier plus sometimes you don’t know ppl’s names (esp the spelling of it) if you have a large guest list. i highly doubt someone will say 2 of 1 when you clearly wrote 1 guest is invited.
Post # 6
I really like the idea you came up with, but I agree that it’s unlikely that people write in "2 of 1." It would probably be easier to deal with those on a case-by-case than to include all those names on your response cards. However, if you’re ok doing all that work, I think you came up with a great solution. Then again, it doesn’t prevent somebody from writing a name in below if they’re that deteremined. : )
Post # 7
I don’t know what to suggest, but it’s important to keep it really simple and clear as most people barely read these things!
Our wedding RSVPs are even more complicated as we have 4 meal options to choose from. I’m going to have to make each one individually because our vendor needs to know how many of each meal to make and I have to identify by placards what meal each guest will be recieving. ughhhh!
Post # 8
Okay, I ended up going with the check box. I was able to get everyone’s full name for my fiance’s side and typed it all up. =D I probably just need maybe 5 more RSVPs to finalize and it will be all set!
Thanks for all your input! ;D