Post # 1
here’s a tip on how not to have to deal with a “who does the RSVP belong to”… situation
step 1: before sending out invites, make a list of guests (you probably already have this, right..duh! lol)
step 2: number it (also probably already done)
Step 3: on the back of the RSVP in tiny writing write the corresponding # of the guest from your list…
When they mail it back with no name all you have to do is flip it over and match it to the guest list… Saves a lot of time and headaches!!
just a quick tip…I’ve noticed some posts from frustrated brides…so I wanted to help…
Post # 3
I’m printing the names on the cards before sending them out
Post # 4
If you’re making your own invites, then the best thing to do for reply cards is to skip the M line and print right on the cards who is invited. Then you don’t have to deal with numbering and whatnot.
Post # 5
I did the whole number disguise thing and never needed it! Everyone that returned a card put their names on them. The only hard part was acutally getting about a dozen people to actually send the cards and let me know if they were coming or not….
Post # 6
You can also buy those neat black light pens; the ink is invisible under normal light, only shows up under the black light (which is on one end of the pen)!
Post # 7
i think that’s one of the first tips that i learned on WB, the number system of the rsvp cards!! 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
Yes – I got my first RSVP back yesterday, and there was no name! Luckily I also did the nifty numbering system 🙂
Post # 10
so smart! you ladies are so full of good advice!!!
Post # 11
I am doing the numbering thing also. I have each address on a seperate index card. Then I have how it’s going to be addressed (names included) plus contact phone number (in case I need help contacting people later on). I also listed who the plus ones are. The assigned number (the same as will be on the back of the RSVP card) is in the right hand corner circled…so I know who it belongs to if they don’t write their name in.
I am using this system to keep up with who sends us gifts too…then I can write it on the same index card and have the address still. I also have a section in the index card box for the B list. So when people start to decline…I already have these addresses ready to pull.
Post # 12
I put numbers inside the envelopes so no one would see them and thank god I did because hardly anyone wrote their names on the cards.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I was pretty worried about this, but it turns out that everyone who returned the rsvp card at all (more than half, but not even close to all!) put their name on it (and only one was completely illegible, but he salvaged it by putting his return address label on top). Still, it was helpful for my peace of mind. 🙂
Post # 14
Nope. I wrote all my guests names on the cards. If there were kids, their names were on the cards. This also eliminated my need for “__ of __ are attending” or “we have reserved __ seats in your honor.”
If only one guest was coming, they put a note. I also asked for initials for the guests’ entree choices, so we could also figure out which guest was not coming.
Post # 15
I am so glad I did the number thing. Even though my invites have a line that says:
Please list the first and last names of all attending guests:
I understand the few “no”s that came back without names, that’s my own fault. But the “yes”? Its so silly. Many of them simply checked the yes box and left their name, hotel and date of arrival all empty…*sigh*
Post # 16
I def. plan on numbering the cards on the back. I hope no one will forget to write their name – I’m more worried about not being able to read handwriting.