AHHHHH The RSVP cards are killing us slowly. Help us

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
9092 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Could you just get people to initial beside their choice?

Post # 4
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrg1005:  I love the look of your cards. I do agree that it would get a little confusing for groups of more than two guests, though. Here’s what we did with our RSVP cards…

I don’t know if it’s clear, but we asked people to initial an entree choice for each guest. Most people got the basic idea even if they missed the part about initialing (learn to read, guests! grr) and at least numbered/checked a choice for everyone on the invitation.

As for people writing in guests that aren’t part of the invitation, I don’t think those people will care/notice if you have one, two, or ten lines. They’ll do what they want to do regardless. Good luck!


Post # 5
6457 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HisMoon:  This is exactly what my card looked like and it worked well. A ton of people didn’t actually initial it but we just randomly assigned meals and figured they would switch.

I briefly considered doing a card like yours but figured it would get to be too confusing for families where more than two people were invited

Post # 7
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

What about adding a line for X number of seats reserved for you? I’ve read too many RSVP extra guest horror stories on here to NOT include that line on mine haha. 

Post # 8
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrg1005:  Glad to be of help! Your card looks great. If you are worried about invitees writing in random guests, perhaps you can add the line about reserving # of seats as Pinkmoon suggested.

Post # 9
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mrg1005:  i had a plated meal choice too.  my rsvps were similar to your first design.  if you are printing them yourself, you can do what i did.  most of the rsvps had 2 lines (couples) but some i omitted a line before printing (single guests) and for families, i added 1 or 2 more lines.   this worked out perfectly b/c there was no confusion as to who was having which meal and no one attempted to invite additional guests.

Post # 10
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mrg1005:  To control the number of attendees, we’re including a line sorta like this:

“We have reserved _____ seats in your honor.”

And then the line for them to write their names, and accepts/regrets, etc.

If I were doing a plated meal, I would say something to the effect of this, but word it cleverly:

“How many of each meal choice?

____ Beef

____ Chicken

____ Veggies

____ Children’s Meal”

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