Post # 1
Hi bees — I’m hoping to have our RSVP’s include a place for people to let us know if they’re planning to use the shuttle we’re providing from the hotel to the wedding venue. We’re doing a buffet dinner, so we don’t need people to pick entrees, but we do need to have a count of vegetarians. I’m thinking it might be best to just include “Dietary requirements” so then if there’s other needs people could list that in addition to being vegetarian. Can you tell me if you think this draft works or if you have any suggestions? Is the “Number attending” line necessary?? I would think people would just list all names of those attending, but perhaps not. We have a number of families with children invited and also several single guests that have an “and Guest” so I really want to be sure we get an accurate count. By the way, our wedding is on the more laid-back/rustic side, not super formal, so I’m not looking for the most formal wording on the RSVP’s. Thank you!
Post # 2
I think it works fine. I would include the # attending. I did on mine, along with a names line, and I’m glad I had both. I had people put ONLY their name (the person filling out the card), but then 5-6 on the # attending. I think it helps make it very clear what you need from them.
Maybe for the shuttle (if you need a headcount) also say ‘number requiring shuttle’ or something like that. If you don’t need a headcount for that, leave it as is.
For the dietary part, I think it’s pretty self explanatory, BUT you may get people putting all types of allergies and whatnot on there (you probably don’t need to know about GMA’s Chron’s and Aunt Janes Celiac’s and Cousin Roger’s lactose intolerance). If you’re ONLY accomodating veg vs non-veg, then maybe say ‘Circle one’ Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian, or ‘# of vegetarian meals…# of non-vegetarian meals’ (so if the party is split on who wants what, you still get a number).
Post # 3
I think what you have is good. It’s clear to me what info you’re looking for. I do think it’s a good idea to have the total number attending line since you’re inviting groups. What if someone writes “the smith family” and then you aren’t sure how many of them are coming. Better to avoid that headache…