Post # 1
I received my beautiful invties in the mail today and I am so happy for them, they’re everything I dreamed of, but on close observation I’ve realised the RSVP date is missing!
Going back through emails with the stationery provider I put the RSVP date on my original order but then didn’t pick up on it being missing on the final proof.
I’m absolutely devastated! Might I just add everything has been smooth sailing before this and I think i’m having my first little anxious bride moment!
Opinions would be appreciated xx
Post # 3
If you requested that the date be on the RSVP and provided them with that date, they need to fix the mistake.
Post # 4
@kate_thorpe: can you print a pretty label with the RSVP date and attach it to the card.
Post # 5
Since you included it originally I would see if they can do anything to help you out. If not PP had a good suggestion of adding some kind of clear label or sticker.
Post # 6
I think it’s worth checking with the company just in case, but generally once you’ve signed off on the final proof, that’s what you’re getting and the company is no longer liable.
Do you or anyone you know have really pretty handwriting? Like beautiful cursive or calligraphy-type script? I think it would still look great if someone wrote THe favor of a reply is requested before XXXX (or whatever wording you previously chose).
I feel like using a sticker would be more obvious, but if your guest list is really long I don’t think it’s the end of the world to use a sticker, and it would save your hand from writing on every card. And honestly….most guests will immediately forget even if they should notice, because the RSVP card isn’t something people keep obviously!!
Leaving it off alltogether would cause you headaches!!! As it is, many people fail to send their responses anyway, so without the date on there I’d be irritated to have to call over a hundred people. If your list is really small, you could forget it and just go ahead and call.
Post # 7
Oh my! I think PPs have had lots of good ideas. I just want to say that I’m impressed you’ve made it this close to your wedding with smooth sailing! I have been having bridezilla moments all over the place recently, lol.
And, really, no one is ever going to remember, even if they notice it the moment of!
Post # 8
Thank you all so much for your input you’ve all been so helpful! Given that it’s 12 weeks til the wedding and i’m having a destination wedding, I can’t be bothered addressing the situation with the company.
It’s partly my fault anyway for not picking it up on the final proof!
So I think i’ll neatly write on the Response Card, my only dilema now is finding the right pen for pearly shiny paper!
Post # 9
Probably a felt tip pen with a chisel calligraphy tip. (I don’t think that’s the correct lingo though). I’d invest in a good one. Most stores will let you try their pens, so I’d take an extra one and test out your top picks!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t even bother. I think writing something on will look like an after thought, no matter how nice the pen and writing.
I would just leave it off, and then follow up with guests that don’t respond when it’s a week or two before your catering deadline.
Post # 11
Can you slip an extra little note in there?
“Please respond by…”
Just an extra bit of paper which won’t be returned by the guest with the RSVP. Maybe your printer could print a few big sheets up for you (for free? for a low cost?) and you could just cut them up yourself and include them with your invites.
I’m talking like a 2″x4″ tiny note.
Post # 12
@CakeyP: That’s what I was going to suggest. It can be pretty and printed without having to mess with the response cards.
Post # 13
@CakeyP: I think this is a good idea. The printer should do it for free or for a low cost. If not, I would write that into your review.
I think writing on it might be tough (you don’t want them to smudge before your guests receive them). However, there is a perfect spot for it (Below “Response Card”) if you chose to print a small clear label (Avery has “clear” ones now, they are actually a little frosty).
@andielovesj: This is another good idea (what I would probably do). Have Mom, Grandma, Maid/Matron of Honor, and friends spread the word about the deadline, and then just start calling the non-RSVPers a week before you need the numbers.
Post # 14
Crisis averted ladies, I went into my local stationery store and found the exact same card used for my invites.
I was able to then contact the lady who created my invites and asked for the Response Card template.
Apart from spending my whole Sunday replacing the cards I now have a big box full of invites that are heading to the post box first thing tomorrow! yay!