- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
It is kind of complicated. I would do the whole “We have reserved ______ seats in your honor.” and then have a column for # of entrees with a box next to each dish.
Like this (forgive my janky Skitch pic):
It makes sense to me! Would you actually put in the guests’ names? As in, you’d print a different card for each RSVP?
I also asked FI, and he said it made sense to him, haha.
It was at first, but I think if the names are actually written in it, it would make sense right away!
I personaly would change the diestry restrictions line so it’s the same orientation of the “return” line, and flip them around so accept/decline was on top and the meal choices were on the bottom (when held like the photo is currently). But those are just my changes, and I think it would be fine as is!
@howsweetitis: thanks for answering 🙂 yes they will have the guest by their name and if they dont have a SO i would just write “guest” for the unknow person they can bring.
I have been trying to change the lay out so its still the same “check box” idea… and im stuck with this one, i like it but ive been looking at it for a few weeks now i needed some outside opinions…
@AndysCraftsNmore: I like that you have their specific names. I don’t think you need to say the dietary restrictions part. If they have more specific diet than vegetarian, they could call you about it or take medication like for lactose intolerate. I don’t know if I like the sideways rsvp date…. maybe put it in between the two sections.
I like it but I’d probably put the accepts/decline part at the top. It seems natural to answer that first before going on to choosing food, especially if the person declines.
Etiquette Snob here… lol
It works (and I like the look / layout)
It also has more a “traditional” element to it… with each Guest’s Name & Choice appearing
(And from that you would be able to make up individual Place Cards with a “tell” for the Serving Staff… so they know what each Guest is to be served **… helps when they are setting up and do an overview of their tables beforehand… and less interruptions to the Guests too)
BUT as @EffieTrinket: said more and more Brides are going the more modern route now and using the “Reserved seats in your honour” format cause sadly, people tend to add-on additonal people (don’t understand the complexities of an Invitation, and that the Inner Envelope conveys WHO exactly is invited)
The one thing you have to bear in mind, is with your format, that if you have a family with more than 2 Guests in attendance (ie 3, 4, 5), you’ll have to include extra RSVP Cards in the mail-out.
Hope this helps,
** Tells can be the colour of the Place Card… or some incorporated element on them… such as a Red Star means Steak, Yellow Star = Chicken, Blue Star = Fish, Green Star = Vegetarian… and a DOT instead of a Star means that there has been a SPECIAL MEAL ordered, and the Server needs to have a conversation with that Guest.
I could do it correctly, and thing it’s simple enough but I can almost guarantee you most of my family would totally mess it up beyond recognition.
@This Time Round: Thank you for your reply what was very helpful! i will have to save this and get with my reception cordinator and see what they use for such things.
a little work…for a house hold with 2 guests, and 3guests (3 is my max)