Post # 1
1) Were having a plated dinner. Your choices are Steak, Chicken, Veg. or childrens
2) I designed our rsvp card with two lines for people sign their name and circle the meal. My FI says that will give people who have only a single invite (no guest) the impression then CAN bring a guest. Then he said what if it is a family of 4 we invited, what do they do, just write on the back?
3) Do I change the card to one line and people can just write in if they have more?
4) overall feedback on the card would be nice.
Post # 3
Could you just get people to initial beside their choice?
Post # 4
@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
@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 # 6
@HisMoon: Thank you! It was really helpful. I revised the card and here is what it looks like
Post # 7
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
@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
@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
@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?
____ Children’s Meal”