(Closed) Marking R.s.v.p.s: Is there anything actually *wrong* with just writing names?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I put name labels on the back of the RSVPs! So personally, I think it’s fine.

Post # 4
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m going to write the number in ink on the back of the response card.

I’ve also toyed with the idea of writing their names in for them. LOL.  But that might take too much time.

Post # 5
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I thought about doing the invisible ink and black light thing but in the end I just wrote names ont he back of the card in red ink (my rsvp cards were on red shimmer cardstock).  I didn’t even bother with writing out full or even formal names.  I just wrote things like “Uncle Bob or John & Mary”  They were so discreet that very few people even noticed.

Post # 6
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think so. If I had had the time and I didn’t think that I might muck up the envelopes, I would do as kalliope82 said and write the return address.

Post # 7
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KCKnd2:  I pre-wrote everyone’s names on their RSVP cards. I didn’t want to play the code game or get any back unmarked, so I just went for it. I certainly didn’t hear anyone complain — that would seem like an awfully silly thing to complain about, unless I had somehow spelled their names wrong haha

Post # 9
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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@KCKnd2:  There is nothing wrong with refilling the return address on the envelope, but I think once you get started with writing out all the addresses the first time (for the invitation envelope), you’ll get pretty sick of writing them out again. It take a lot of time.

Post # 10
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Nothing wrong with it but it just takes so much time.  We just wrote a number on the back in pencil and the number corresponded to our excell spreadsheet with all our guests.  Glad we did this because we had more than a few people who didn’t fill in their name.

Post # 12
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If only some of the people you invited can come, it might be slightly confusing who is vs. who isn’t coming if you’ve pre-written their names.

Post # 13
10451 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I plan to prewrite names in as well. Why not?

Post # 14
3306 posts
Sugar bee

I am writing their names in the return address part with labels.

Post # 15
5 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

we had over 100 rsvps returned not one forgot to write in thier name. i only had a couple of mix ups with mr&mrs when we had two couples with the same name. give ur guests some credit and if they dont write in thier name u can usually straighten it out at then end when u see who hasnt responded. dontn make more work for urself u have way more important things to worry about.

Post # 16
2892 posts
Sugar bee

I wrote their names. Granted, we’re only inviting about 50 ppl so it wasn’t any skin off my back. But after reading one nightmarish story after another on here about ppl receiving mystery cards I didn’t see why I needed to even play that game. I know you. I know your name. I want you to know I’m specifically inviting you and I don’t want to have an awkward conversation later with you about how you can’t invite your friend I don’t know that you just wrote in or make a bunch of calls to find out if your card is yours because you didn’t write anything at all. Nor did I want to keep some mystery code spreadsheet to track guests. No games, just names. 😉

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