Post # 32
Thank you everyone for the responses! This turned out to be more of a discussion that I realized! 🙂 I think I am going to number the envelope in a corner that no one can see, lightly in pencil. That is a great idea and I don’t have to worry about getting a blacklight pen!
Post # 33
Just to follow up- I went ahead an numbered the inside of each RSVP envelope where no one could see it and what do you know… one of the first RSVP’s I received back did not have a name. Go figure- it was my own mother! 🙂
SO worth it.
Although.. so far she has been the only one not to write a name. She is the last person I would’ve expected I needed to use that for- you never know!
Post # 34
Just go with small pencil numbers on the back. We didn’t get any without names, but we also didn’t have anyone notice the pencil marks either.
Post # 35
arrghhhh I just sent my invites today and forgot about doing this, so I hope our guests will all write their names in……….
Post # 37
I’m so glad you found a system! We had a really big wedding, meaning we had LOTS of returns with just boxes checked, just names but no info re: coming or not or food, and even a BLANK card! I skipped the black light pen purchase and just kicked it elementary-school-style. We wrote with the ‘switcher’ side and then when they came back, we went over that corner with the color side to show the numbers. It was actually pretty fun to ‘decode’ my invisible numbers on each RSVP that came in 🙂
Post # 38
That is a smart idea, too! Love it- sounds like fun! (I love opening them when I get home from work… it’s like a game of how many will be in the mailbox!) We have over 220 invitations out, so I knew we would have non-filled replys… so far only 1, but I am sure there will be more. SO glad I found the idea on here to begin with- just another reason this site is amazing for wedding planning!
Post # 39
I got the pen for a little over a $1 with light from a company in China. It took a few weeks to arrive though but I am so glad I did! There were several cards that were illegible. And no one put a return address on the envelope.