Post # 1
We are having a plated dinner with a few options. On our RSVP we have it written to initial the entree choice for each person (So we are prepared when we make the place cards and the waiters know what dinner to give them).
I would say about half of what we’ve gotten so far is not initialed, and its couples or families who have each wanted a different meal.
Not looking forward to all of these phone calls.
Not to mention FI’s 94 year old grandma who RSVPed just for herself still initialed her choice. If she gets it surely other people can?
Post # 3
Are they sitting at the same table? If they are, you can just prep food choices by table and then have the servers politely ask which dish is for whom. It’s not the BEST way to do it, but it saves you lots of phone calls!
Post # 4
The exact thing happened to us. They were to write their names on the RSVP and intial their choice. We got back 98% nameless check marks. -_- I feel your pain but we did end up having to call everyone.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@melitabonita: Yikes, people understood that for my wedding! I only had to call SIL because she “jokingly” put that she would like a kids meal. :/
Post # 6
I’m so looking forward to getting back our rsvp’s for this reason, my mum has already said she wants a different option from the choices we have in our budget. Great one!
Post # 7
this is exactly what i wanted to avoid on the rsvps. that is why i had a separate line for each guest with meal choice. it was easy for me because i printed the rsvps and could offer 1, 2 or 3 available lines. there was zero confusion.
you have 2 options, you can call the guests who were not so accurate or just guess at the choice and have the couple switch plates if you were wrong.
Post # 8
If they didn’t bother initialing but just checked off both option, assume they’re both having the same thing and don’t bother checking up – too much effort for you, and they either did it on purpose anyway or else they forgot and get what they get.
If they wrote down nothing? I’d assign a friend or family member to follow up, that’s super easy task to delegate so that you have less stress.