Post # 1
I was thinking of having a flat rsvp card with enclosed envelope. The rsvp info would be on one side and on the bottom/side something like “As we are not plannng a guest book please write a note or draw an image for the happy couple on the back.” Is this intersting, or lame? Are people even likely to do it?
I was trying to think of something for a guest book that we might actually look at. And if I use a 4×6 for example I could put them in plastic photo pages to flip through.
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I think this could work in theory, but people have enough trouble returning RSVP’s at all, let alone ones that come with an activity.
Post # 3
I dunno….. I had a to read it a couple times to “get it” and I’m not old. I don’t think older people would understand. And would you want people RSVPing to reply no and still keep that momento? The whole reason of a guest book is to keep a record of who attended your wedding, not who RSVPed yes or no.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
We included a Mad Libs for our response cards . . . And just received the first one in the mail today! I mailed the invites Monday! Anyway . . . I’ve been a high school teacher for 8 years now, and I knew we should use some extra incentive to get people to respond . . . So I mashed up a bunch of different Mad Libs wedding things, added my own twists, and included a note at the bottom they’d be displayed at the wedding! So, I like doing something different for response cards 🙂
Post # 5
We did something similar but with a postcard. Almost all of our guests left a little doodle or drawing. It made the RSVPs even more fun to receive.
This is the only one I have a photo of on this computer. Some of the others were quite artistic.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s lame but I also don’t think it’s a good idea. It is hard enough getting a normal RSVP back so I think adding something to the process will probably result in even more missing RSVP cards.
Post # 7
jmLL: I like it. I’d definitly add some artwork… either draw or scrapbook 🙂
Post # 8
I think it sounds interesting, but I doubt it would go well. You’re going to have a bunch of people not even return them in the first place – and then you’re going to have plenty more who do reply but don’t fill in anything.
Post # 9
the worst that could happen is that u get ur rsvp’s back and only a few have a drawing. those drawings are probably going to be really cute/funny!! if it doesnt work out you can always have a backup plan. there are so many negative bees these days sheesh
Post # 10
People have a hard enough time checking a box and sending back the card. Adding more steps to the response card may not be the best idea.
Post # 11
This will annoy people like those mad libs kind of RSVPs (which are indeed lame, as you put it in your poll). Just do a regular RSVP and hope you get them back! 🙂
Post # 12
Why can’t you have people draw/write on index cards at the wedding if that’s what you want? You’re not officially having a guest book but then you really are trying to create one with this activity anyway.
Post # 13
jmLL: I know several friends who did this with their RSVPs and I think it really depends on the audiance and the theme/feel of your wedding.
One friend even went so far as to have the returned postcards on display with the cardbox.
I know for me as much as I’d love this idea, I only think a handful of our guests would get it so we’ll be going the normal postcard route 🙂
Post # 14
I’ve known people that tried this or something similar and all had a very low response rate. I’d be afraid people would not send it out right away to try to think of something cute to put on the back and then never get around to sending them out – not worth it!
Post # 15
sarahalthea: Honestly if they filled it out then yes I would still keep those that replied no.
flying_hearts: If you don’t mind, would you share your card? I’m interested to see what you did!
DanielleI: Thanks for the “what is the worst that could happen”. Seems I got quite a few replies that I have to hunt people down, so if I have to hunt a few more due to the delay with the extra work I guess I’m ok with that!
spiffanee: I didn’t really want a guest book table, or to leave it by their plates, so I thought this might be easier.