Numbering Response Cards?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@springbride23:  No, definitely not worth the extra work and perhaps accidentally wrecking one of your invites. I numbered mine, but nobody forgot to write their name. I’m sure you’ll be fine.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@springbride23:  dont think its worth ruining the invites, but I will say that I had 3 or 4 cards come back without names, so it can be known to happen.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Although I think numbering the cards is a fantastic idea, I wouldn’t open the invitations after you’ve already sealed them all. Hopefully no one forgets to write they’re name, but from what I’ve heard, you always have to try to track down some RSVPs so if a few people forget to write their name, you can always sort that out when you’re tracking down any other strays!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I numbered mine, but none of then came back without names so I didn’t need the list anyway. I don’t think it’s worth it if youve already sealed them.

Post # 7
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1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I couldn’t be bothered trying to number them and it worked out fine. Everyone put their names. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I numbered mine, which was good so I could keep track of who didn’t respond, and who, like my 50 year old cousin who forgot to put her name on the RSVP.  But the he$$ if I’d reopen those wax seals to number them now. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I numbered ours and it was so worth it! There are a surprising amount of people who forget to put their names on the RSVP, so it was awesome to know exactly whose response it was so I wasn’t having to call people to find out who responded or guessing at who it may have been!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not worth it. I numbered mine (with an invisible ink pen!) and didn’t have any come back blank.

ETA: even if some had come back blank, we planned on following up with people who didn’t RSVP, so we would have figured out who was coming anyways.

If you hadn’t already sealed them I think it’s a good idea, however, I don’t think it’s worth it to unseal all of them.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

i forgot to number mine… BUT people didnt understand the whole initial your choice so i could know who was getting what. THAT was annoying!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

@springbride23:  It’s definitely not worth ruining your invites. We numbered all our reception cards partly becaue they went to my parents rather than us (because we were out of the country) and surprisingly, everyone wrrote their RSVP very clearly.

Did you need guests to pick an entree? That would be the only thing I could forsee as a problem. Otherwise, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that all your friends have neat handwriting!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I numbered ours but I wouldn’t have gone to the work of opening and doing it if I had already sealed everything. That sounds like WAY too much extra work.

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