Post # 1
Boy am I thankful for the Wedding Bee and all of the fantastic ideas I’ve discovered. A recent one that was put to the test was for our RSVP cards, and I’d seen where another Bee had assigned a number for each guest, and wrote this number on the bottom corner of the RSVP card, so that if for some reason they didn’t remember to write their name on the response, at least you’d know who it belonged to. I nearly forgot this step in the assembly process, but went ahead and did it thinking that surely it wouldn’t be an issue and that people would know to put their names down. Well… the first RSVP card we received back yesterday had NO NAME on it, and thankfully we were able to track the sender by their number 🙂
Post # 3
I did the same thing – and man oh man has it come in handy! So far my guests have been writing in their names…but some of our guests are first and second generations. I had a Mr and Mrs John Smith x2 (one was Sr. and one was Jr.) Thank goodness for numbers so I could tell which was saying yes versus no! 🙂
Post # 5
Sweet! I did the same, can’t wait to start getting RSVPs back.
Post # 6
Agreed! I’m so glad I heard about this numbering system. Really, if you’re considering whether or not to take the time to number your RSVP cards with invisible ink – do it! Don’t hesitate!
I mailed our invites on Monday, and we got our first big batch of RSVP cards back in the mail today – like 20 of them! I was so excited to see all those turquoise envelopes in the mailbox, ha!
The second card I opened, no name! Opening the whole batch I probably had 3-4 with no indication who they were whatsoever and another 4-5 that if they hadn’t added their own return address on the envelope, I’d have been confused.
More people than you think really don’t know what to do and/or believe you to be a mind reader. And the errors, so far, have skewed way older than I’d have guessed. We got one response yesterday, our very first, and it was from a male college student and he did it perfectly! So we all lost the pool on who’d be the first response, he was a total wildcard, heh.
We actually had one card today that was sent back with no name and they didn’t decline or accept! Totally blank. The number system was a life saver there.
So, one real day into the RSVP process and I’m most certainly sold on the idea of numbering the cards for your own sanity!
Post # 7
@Miss Novia: Isn’t it such a great feeling to get home, open the mailbox and find it full of a little stack of RSVPs?? It’s super exciting! We’ve had the same thing happen as well and it does seem to be the older guests that aren’t sure what to write. Did all of you put M____________ with the guest to write “Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson” for example? That’s what I’d seen for most other RSVPs I’d seen out there, but I guess its not clear to everyone. Anyway, I’m so glad I took the time to write out the numbers as well, for little effort it’ll be so worth it!
Post # 8
Where did you guys order your pens? I think this is a great idea and am definitely going to do it!
Post # 9
@JennyPPB: Hey, there date twin! I didn’t even notice that when I read this thread the first time, lol. And yes, it is a wonderful feeling to see so many show up at once! We did use the traditional M____________ line on the card, and it does seems that many people don’t know what to do when they see it.
@Janaic88: I bought mine on Amazon. They worked great. I just was expecting a felt tip and they are more of a hard ballpoint, so you can’t push down too hard or the imprint of the number will show up. Not that I expect anybody to notice it. I just had to learn to write lightly and that was more than enough to make the ink show up on the card.