(Closed) Reply card with Save the Date?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I actually like the idea.  I have alot of family coming in from all over the country and I am sure they would have found this helpful.  I wouldn’t do it for all of the STD’s but with the Out of Town guest, great idea.

Post # 5
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hmm…well a few people thought our save the date was our invitation and said they “would totally be coming!” (these are people who live in another state) when they received the STD in july. we are just under 3 months now and our invites are going out in about 3 weeks. several people who said they were FOR SURE coming have bailed saying they can’t afford it, plans changed, blah blah blah.

I think it’s a decent idea, but I think it’s really really hard to get an accurate count. Maybe a reply card that said ‘send this back when you actually make plane reservations” would be more accurate 🙂

Post # 7
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think it’s rude or against etiquette or anything, but I would be worried about the accuracy of the headcount. We’re about to send out save the dates for our wedding in June that many of our potential guests would have to travel to attend, but I know of quite a few people on that list who are waiting to see if they can get the time off work, can afford it, etc., so I think sticking with just the RSVP card in the actual invitation would still be the best bet.

Post # 8
10 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it’s a great idea.  I’d love to get an estimate months in advance, but I’d be worried it wouldn’t be accurate at all.  Plus, if you don’t get a response, are you going to call them like you would for the regular RSVP?

Post # 9
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@tinylittlebird: um, there are a few people i plan on “harrassing” to make SURE they have actually made plane reservations before i give our venue the final count. they are people i know from college who are completely irresponsible (i love them, but OMG they are flaky) and have told me in the past they are going to do things and then never show up the day of (two of them didn’t show up to another friends wedding after RSVPing yes).


Post # 12
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that is a great idea to start to get rough numbers. Most people will be traveling 5+ hours and it would be nice to know well in advance if they would like a room from a block that we reserve.

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