Post # 1
While planning my wedding I’ve read very few articles that discuss numbering RSVP’s before sending them out to guests. It states this helps when a guest forgets to write their name on the RSVP card. My question is, IS IT NECESSARY/ MANDATORY to number the RSVP cards or is it more RECOMMENDED?
Post # 2
On recommendation, I got an invisible ink pen and a small black light and wrote the guest name or nickname on the back of the rsvp card. Cost a few bucks from amazon. So if I get one back without a name, whip out the black light and there it is!
Post # 3
We numbered ours and were happy we did. We had several guests send theirs in without a name.
Post # 4
It’s not a law or anything, so not mandatory. If we hadn’t done it, though, we would have had several guest RSVPs without a name. Your call as to whether that is necessary for your planning, or just the number. I needed names for place cards.
Post # 5
Very few things in life are mandatory. You decide how much hassle you want to deal with when you receive rsvp’s with no name written in.
There are other alternatives: write the guests’ names on the cards yourself, or write their name and address as the return address on the rsvp envelope.
Post # 6
I didn’t. It’s very obvious on our RSVP’s that you need to write your name. There is one or two lines at the bottom that state Name(s) of Attendee(s):________________ (depending on whether or not they got a plus one. Solo invites said Name of attendee:_______)
We mailed ours out last week and so far we got ten back all filled out correctly.
Post # 7
It is something you can do to make your life a little easier, in case someone forgets to put their name on the RSVP card. I used a pencil to write a tiny number on the corner of each corresponding with my spreadsheet. I was thankful because a couple of folks didn’t fill the cards out correctly.
Post # 8
BEYONDBEAUTY1221 : well I don’t know exactly what constitutes mandatory in your book – but rsvp cards aren’t even mandatory, so….
Post # 9
To make your life easier should but you don’t have to. If you are worried about “ranking” invites just write in invisible ink
Post # 10
BEYONDBEAUTY1221 : HIGHLY recommended! I got so many RSVPS back with no name, return address or anything. It was so frustrating and caused a lot of unnecessary stress.
Post # 11
mrsbrizz2017 : lol I did this too and thought it was dummy proof. Nope. On the multiple places where it asked for your name, a lot of people put a check mark. I couldn’t believe the lack of common sense.
Post # 12
Just recommended not required.
We didn’t have any guests forget to put thier name on the RSVP.
Post # 13
BEYONDBEAUTY1221 : How would it be mandatory? Who’s policing this?
Post # 14
Mls1988 : my second RSVP came back with no return address and no name. So frustrating.
Post # 15
Wish I had marked them in some way, got some back only detailing a list of food- not even saying who it was for…