Post # 1
…when you send back your RSVP you should put your name on the line that says “Name(s):” or at least put a return label on the envelope. Simply marking “Will not attend” does me no good.
Also, by putting only your name and not if you “will attend” or “will not attend” also does me no good.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has received incomplete RSVP’s…Its basically spelled out for everyone isn’t it? I wrote my address, put a stamp on it…putting their name and a check is basic kindergarten stuff.
I know some people may not “understand” how it works…but if you don’t know how to write your name and put a check mark thats somewhat of an issue.
Anything similar to this happen to you?
Post # 3
We had an RSVP returned with no names and had checked “will be attending”, names written ineligbly, some RSVPs never returned.
They are pre-addressed, pre-stamped. How hard is it to fill it out?? Apparently, very difficult.
This worries me that people can’t fill out RSVP cards, how do they fill out ballots at elections? Scary.
Post # 4
I’ve always received RSVPs with the name line already filled out.
I’ve also heard of brides keeping a numbered master guest list and numbering the rsvp cards.
Post # 5
we numbered ours (with invisible ink!) but didn’t end up needing it… I assumed that b.c we wrote “name” instead of “m” that people would remember to write their name. Sorry to hear from your experience that isn’t true! 🙁
Post # 6
The ones that we actually received were written out correctly. However, the problem for us was receiving them in the first place.
Post # 7
@MrsBroccoli: I like the numbered idea.
And I think I will probably print the names on the RSVP cards myself as it is not an open invitation wedding. Meaning… Uncle Ted can’t bring his wifes cousin in laws friend. Catch my drift?
Post # 8
We did the numbers are the back of the rsvp card and kept a spreadsheet of all the names. It helped tremendously!!
Post # 9
we will be numbering for sure
Post # 10
I am having the hardest time getting people to actually return them! wtf. They are stamped and addressed. They are POSTCARDS! I mean, seriously. Gahhh!
Post # 11
@superh2ogirl: That’s so what we’re doing, too! RSVPs with names already pre-printed on them. We’re having a small wedding precisely because we want people who matter to us to be there–not anyone’s casual date. I mean, we ARE opening things up to significant others… but only those who are actually significant! If a good friend has been dating someone for the past two weeks… Sorry, that doesn’t qualify as significant. If they’ve been with someone for months/years, even if we’re not super close to that someone, that’s fine–they’re welcome.
Post # 12
guess im adding another phase on my invite assembling.. lol.. i need to put numbers on those cards we did M_________________
Post # 13
Martha Stewart also recommends lightly marking the back of the RSVP card with some sort of numbering system so you can keep track if the guest forgets to write his/her name.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We numbered ours, and I’m glad we did, because we got back a few with no names and no return address.
Post # 15
@Bao: we had some people not put their names either. luckily though we used a black light marker and numbered off our guests. we used the marker and wrote that guest’s number on the back of their rsvp just in case they would forget to write their name. i’m glad i did.
Post # 16
We didn’t have any incomplete RSVPs, but a lot of people just didn’t bother RSVPing at all. It was really annoying. We had to call them all up and they were like “Well you knew we were/were not coming!” uhm, no. We didn’t.