Post # 1
how did you work the RSVPing for wedding wknd events?
so we are having a friday night event and sunday brunch for the out of town guests. we need ballpark numbers for these events. my planner said most people just give an email or phone number to RSVP to and people do that. my mom is very concerned that people won’t RSVP in two ways (card for reception, phone/email for OOT) and thinks we need to make two different kinds of reply cards – one for the locals w/ just reception and one for Out of Town w/ the other events. this seems dumb to me. plus i really like the simplicity of the reply cards that are blank with just the reply by date – not with lines and checkboxes. i want to keep them simple. and i feel like people rarely RSVP for anything anymore and you end up having to call a lot of people regardless.
how did others do this?
Post # 3
I hadnt even thought about this but I would say either if you have a website put it on there or maybe even create a website just for people to RSVP to the other events. All guests will be invited to our rehearsal dinner and our farewell brunch so I will probably just include a line on the RSVP card to say also attending dinner or brunch
Post # 4
What about having a larger RSVP card? Then you can have room to list the events so people can mark if they will attend.
The favour of a reply is requested by May 10th, 2010.
___ Accepts Number attending_____
___ Friday night welcome dinner
___ Saturday walking tour
___ Sunday brunchy brunch
Post # 5
yeah we could do that but would have to make two different cards, since only the Out of Town are invited to the other stuff (we have 300+ guests so just not feasible to invite everyone to everything). i was hoping to avoid this.
Post # 6
We are including and insert and I was just going to have guests RSVP to “other” events via email or phone or include a second card for them to slip in the response envelope (but probably will just do phone/email rsvp).
Post # 7
My plan at this point is to call those that I know are coming to the wedding from out of town and see when they plan to arrive and what events they will be able to attend.The weddinf is 50some days away, so too late to do another option at this point.
I really like the extensive RSVP idea that has all events on one card. My only thought on that to add would be to send them out early and request them back early so you have planning time, as do your guests.