Post # 1
Sorry bees, I’m really green and don’t understand (and haven’t paid enough attention to wedding invites I have received in the past).
My RSVP card goes like this:
Kindly Reply before the First of May.
__number of guests
Color me clueless, but am I filling in the section after M and the number of guests line? Or do the guests do this.
My inner RSVP envelope has my return address on the front. Do I put the names of the guests in the corner?
How does this work? Your guidance is SO appreciated!
Post # 4
The guests will fill it out when they RSVP with their name and the name of their guest. For example, when I fill one out it’s I usually respond Mr and Mrs. Kalamaz17
Leave the corner of the RSVP corner blank. IF the guests want to fill it out, let them. You don’t need to put a return address from your guests.
ARe you have kids at your wedding? I dont even think you need the “number of guests” option for the RSVP cards. That’s what the M______ is for. Also, are you having a buffet? or a sit down dinner?
Post # 5
@Kalamaz17: It’s a sit down dinner with a duet entree (so not two options).
Thanks for the help ladies :). So, they fill out the space, and I don’t put their names on the envelope either. Ok. Seems right!
Post # 6
on the back of the rsvp card u should use white pen and put a number that matches the guest list number… just incase u cant read their rsvp card and they dont put a return label/address while sending it back to you…. its been helpful for me for about 20 of the 40 rsvps that have come back to me..
Post # 7
@asianyoushi: Thank you! I would have never thought of that myself.
Post # 8
A white pen works on the back if you have a blacklight but just putting a small number in a lower or upper corner can help you cross-reference the card with the row number on your guest address spreadsheet (assuming you have one?).
Post # 9
@daybyday: who DOESN’T have a guest address spreadsheet? lol. i’d go crazy!
Post # 10
I agree with all the previous posters. The only reason I’m adding the line “number of guests attending ___” is because I’m paranoid that guests will think it is okay to bring a plus one or their children even though it is not addressed that way on their invite. This way if I get back a RSVP that has 2 guests attending when I was only planning one (or a couple that puts down 5 because they think it is okay to bring their 3 kids) I will be able to contact them about it beforehand. Am I a being a control freak about this??
I love the idea of using a white pen or pencil to write the number on the back. I’m ordering mine this weekend so I better go start making a spreadsheet now 🙂
So glad I found this community! Thanks ladies!!
Post # 11
@Mrs. Meowerson: I have a Knot guest manager that converts into an excel spreadsheet that has been a godsend. Happy to have it lol.
@KatieLu: Are you writing the number of guests in that slot or waiting for them to fill it out and if they put a crazy number, addressing the situation?
Post # 12
@LuckyJuls: I’m letting them fill it in and if they put a crazy number I will politely let them know that we have limited seating 🙂