(Closed) Response/RSVP Card Questoins…HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

We didn’t do a number of attending.  Instead, we asked that each guest initial his/her entree selection.  That way, if more than the invited number of people are initialing, we can get on the phone and resolve the issue!

Post # 5
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Whatever way you word your RSVPs, some people are sure to add in extras (or, at least that’s been my impression). I would say your wording is fine. =) You might want to move the "__ number attending" line indented below the "__ accept with great pleasure!". If you wanted to make the RSVPs more specific, you could do what Miss. Bruschetta did (in the place where you’d put the # attending).

Post # 7
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Check with your caterer!  Ours wants the count by two weeks before, so the RSVP deadline is three weeks before…and if need be, we’ll spend a few days making follow-up calls to get all the responses in time!

Post # 9
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We just sent our invitations to the printer, so this stuff is fresh in my mind 🙂

If you want to be sure others don’t assume their latest fling is invites, when really they’re not, do what we did (a growing trend with reply cards):

We had a line that stated, "___ seats have been reserved just for you." And then we wrote in the number of seats.

Of course, it’s not fool-proof, and you might have someone will will even cross out the number and write in a new one, but at least you tried.

You should have your guests RSVP one month before, so your deadline should be April 1. This is to give you plenty of time to call on those that did not respond (I hear there’s always a handful that forget to RSVP). Also, you need time to create a seating chart and give a final meal count to your venue or caterer.

Post # 11
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My wording was very similar.  I have only received 2 response cards where a single person assumed they were invited with a guest.  They’re friends of mine, and I am not even aware of them having significant others… maybe it’s a cultural expectation or something.  I will be having conversations with them gently explaining that our #s don’t allow guests, I am sure it won’t be an issue.

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