Post # 1
Okay bees, so I’ve been super excited (and proud of myself) for getting my wording done for my invites (and I’m picking paper for them this coming week to start printing, yay!)
But suddenly, just TONIGHT, I realized that I haven’t figured out wording for the RSVPs, or anything else! Our theme is just wintery, and our venue is about 2 hours away from where we live, and 3 hours away from the nearest airport.
(keep in mind the invites are pretty much on the casual side, and only family and wedding party will be invited/attending)
Sooo.. I ask you the following questions..
- How do I word the RSVP cards? (we didn’t do a wedding website – just FYI)
- Do I need to include a map or maps? Or just addresses and phone numbers? Both locations are right off the highway, and SUPER easy to find (as in, if I can find them being so directionally challenged, anyone can! )
- How do I also include in all this that we have rooms blocked at the hotel where the dinner reception will be?
- I know I need to include stamps (because I may be on a budget but I don’t want to come off cheap) but do I have to put all this in another little envelope? Or since it’s casual can I just plop it all into the envelope with the invites?
- Is a month and a half after sending out invites enough time to request RSVPs back?
Seriously, any extra input you bees are willing to give on this would be greatly appreciated! I am definitely ready to get this part done and over with!!! Thank you!
Post # 4
1) Ok, so for RSVP we didn’t like the run of the mill…so we did this
Please respond by September 23,2011
Number Attending____ [ ] Accepts [ ] Regrets
Then our special logo at the bottom….now BE AWARE! Putting number attending does leave an open door for people to put any number…which is what WE were going for, but you might not be……
2) and 3) I had a complete meltdown about this. I’m nuts about the maps and letting people know about the blocks. And I seriously didn’t like when people told me to make a website, but honest to god it’s the best move thus far I’ve made in this whole wedding planning thing (And I’ve had some good moves)… 😀 Go to weddingchannel.com, go through the step by step directions (no, you don’t have to include all of the tabs they give you) and then you will be able to include hotel info and maps…. there is an option at the end, let’s say your name is chel and his name is willis…HA! The option is to choose your URL….they give you a few open ones…and its things like chelwillis.ourwedding.com or chel-willis.ourwedding.com…..the easiet URLs to give out on earth….. I mean my mom was able to find it and she can’t even turn a computer on…. I’m serious, she had to go to the library to use their computers…LMAO!!
4) we did individual envelopes, but I have no earthy idea if it’s ok to go the other route…..
5) yes, plenty of time…. our was from aug 8th till sept 23rd…..
Good luck!! 😀
Post # 5
@tksjewelry is right….my Fiance said over and over again if you just give the address they will find it…… but with all the info we needed to give out we just bit the bullet and did the website…. But yeah, everyone has GPS these days
Post # 6
Sorry for the delay in response, thank you both so much!
Post # 7
Here’s the rsvp I did:
I did pocketfolds, and had an insert for the hotel block:
Post # 8
- Our RSVP card went something like this:
“Your reply is kindly requested by [date].
___ of [# of reserved seats for that guest] will attend
Please initial your entree choice:
- Addresses and phone numbers are just fine.
- If you don’t want to make a separate card for hotel information, just add a line that says “Rooms have been reserved for you at [hotel]. Please call [phone #] to make your reservations by [date].”
- You should put your stamp onto your RSVP envelope if you’re going to do RSVP cards. If you want to save on postage, make your RSVP card into a postcard and put your stamp on that.
- I only gave me guests about 3 weeks =P (delays in getting the invitations done and I needed to get the guest count in time…) – so I think a month and a half will be just fine 🙂