Post # 1
Hello ladies!!!!! So I ordered my invitations and just received them and I LOVE THEM! Anyhow, this didnt cross my mind until I received an invite from a friend that same day. My RSVP card is worded,
"The Favour of your response is requested by the twelfth of August"
"Number in Party"
There isnt anywhere for people to mark that they cannot attend (D’OH!!! First blunder)
My question to you is-what should I do? Hope that these people mark "0" in number of party and send it back, add an insert that says "if you regretfully cannot attend, please denote zero in number in party" or buy a personalized stamp (ugh) and stamp it on there? We’re sending about 30 "courtesy invites" to people we know won’t attend. Unfortunately, they are all friends of FHs parents (thats another blood boiling story) so they arent people we know and can just call up.
Any help is truly appreciated! TIA!!!
Post # 3
Personally, I would just leave it as is, with the caveat that people may just not send them back if they wish to decline. It could also be that your parents’ friends may be of an older generation that has not always had rsvp cards (which I understand were not always ubiquitous) and trust them to figure out that they can just write you a note. That is a pickle though!
Post # 4
I would just let it go since there’s no "pretty" way of fixing it. I think some people who do not plan to attend will see that and figure that you only want people attending to RSVP, so they will not send it back if they don’t intend to come. So just be prepared to make a few phone calls. Most people, hopefully, will just mark down zero or write on there that they can’t make it. That’s what I’d do, at least.
Post # 5
If I received an invite like this, and couldn’t attend, I would still figure I should send it back, and put in 0 for the number. I agree that you need to be prepared to make some calls. But I would thik at least some of the "no’s" will figure they still need to respond.