Post # 1
So yesterday I dropped off my invitations in the mail (YAY!!!!) And I told David (my fiance) not to open the first RSVP without me. So we come home today and we got our first RSVP!!! I was so excited to open it…I was not expecting to get a blank RSVP! When I say blank I mean they didn’t write their name or even check off that they were coming! Is it possible that someone can really be that ( I hate to say this)– dumb to not fill it out?? Has this ever happened to someone? What did you do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Sodo Park
I totally had that happen!
Luckily I numbered the back so I was able to figure out who it was (and that they had already e-mailed their regrets) but it made me laugh.
Post # 4
@Daizy914: Yes, people can be that- I’ll say it-dumb!
Unfortunately, you do not seem to have used the tip published here on the Bee many times about writing numbers on the back of the rsvp card, either in pen or pencil or invisible ink, so you can tell who sent it, by matching it to your numbered lists of invitations
You will have to wait until your deadline date and follow up with the non- responders. Someone will claim that they did send the reply. At that point, you can mention that you did receive a blank card.
Post # 5
@Miss Campfire: i feel so stupid for not doing that!!! My FMIL told me that today and I was like damnit…. I guess I am going to have to wait until I get all the RSVPS back, keep track of them and then whoever I don’t get a response from I will have to call.
Post # 6
@julies1949: yup…I am very new to weddingbee and I am so mad at myself now! Oh well…lesson learned!!!
Post # 7
Does the postmark provide any clue? That, and a “backward” check-mark (suggesting a left-handed guest) helped me to figure out the identity of the one person who checked that she was coming but did not write her name on the line.
Post # 8
@Brielle: they didn’t write anything. No check mark nothing! LOL I am still laughing about it! I looked at the envelope to see if the postmark left anything but, no clues 🙁
Post # 9
Yup! One of my RSVPs replied no but didn’t write their name. I thought maybe I could figure it out by looking at the post mark, but lo and behold the post office didn’t even cancel the stamp. WTF??? LOL
Post # 10
a friend of mine sent out her RSVP’s with no line for us to write names…I checked off our meals, put it in the envelope and was about to mail it when i realized. I opened it back up and wrote our names on. She had fun trying to sort that one out as many guests didn’t notice!!
Post # 11
Yeah this happened to us too. Can you figure it out by the zip code stamp on the postage?
Post # 12
I actually wrote in the invitees names on the rsvp, on the M_____ lines. I figured that then I wouldn’t get any blank ones back, or any that I couldn’t read, since it was my own writing, and as an added bonus, there could hopefully be no confusion about who was invited! (I also only had the number of lines as people invited – so I had a few versions of the card printed)