Post # 1
So my husband to be is making some things more complicated then needed to be… First. I found out that he was planning on excluding some of our guests kids, while allowing others. It took a long time explaining how that’s not going to go over very well. Next are the RSVP cards themselves. We have a handful of vegans/vegetarians in the family and are having a handful of extra dishes being made. So on the RSVP cards He wants lots of wording asking how many kids, how many vegans ECT, now our cards are confusing and cluttered, how would you write out our rsvp cards? He keeps telling me whatever I want, then telling me it should be different. I’m also at that stage of wedding planning where every decision stressesme out!
Post # 2
Are you also doing a wedding website by any chance?
Post # 3
yes we are, and people can rsvp that way, but the cards are back ups for people who aren’t that savvy with technology.
Post # 4
On our RSVP cards, we had four meal options (chicken, steak, kid meal, or vegetarian) and had a line underneath that said “Dietary restrictions/allergies___________”
Our RSVP also asked people to put initials by each meal choice. It was a little wordier than the average RSVP, but we didn’t get any questions from guests and almost everybody filled it out correctly. It also made things very easy for the servers at dinner b/c each person’s escort card indicated their meal choice.
Post # 5
Hi just a tip here. If you have vegans AND vegetarians, just have a plant based (vegan) option- don’t do both. All vegetarians can eat vegan food but not all vegans can eat vegetarian food. I have met both at weddings and it is very frustrating. There are vegan dishes that can be made to satisfy both dietary requirements. That may minimize the food options so it would be:
Date Venue Names Etc
Chicken_ Pork_ Plant Based (Vegan)_
Guests _ Children _
RSVP by X
I hope this helps!!
Post # 6
thank you, I feel a little better with how wordy the card is
that does make things simpler, thank you
Also, I told my boss the situation with the kids, and she said it was okay to limit it to just kids of family. And when anyone asks say it’s to cut costs? Any thoughts?
Post # 7
First of all, thank you for thinking of us vegans 🙂 . Instead of asking “vegan/vegetarian” I would put a line for “dietary restrictions/allergies.” That way you’ll also know if there are any gluten frees or other allergies.
For the kids, if you just ask for all attendees’ names, you’ll know which are the kids (if you know them, right?). RSVP cards usually have the M____________ which is where people put “Mr and Mrs Jones” or whatever. If their kids are coming too, they’d add their names there too. But make sure the invitation is addressed to everyone you are inviting, so put the kids names on the invitation as well if they are being invited.
If you post what you have so far, we can help you tweak it.