(Closed) Thank you Wedding Bee! 1st RSVP reply… no name…

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I did the same thing – and man oh man has it come in handy! So far my guests have been writing in their names…but some of our guests are first and second generations. I had a Mr and Mrs John Smith x2 (one was Sr. and one was Jr.) Thank goodness for numbers so I could tell which was saying yes versus no! 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sweet! I did the same, can’t wait to start getting RSVPs back.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Agreed! I’m so glad I heard about this numbering system. Really, if you’re considering whether or not to take the time to number your RSVP cards with invisible ink – do it! Don’t hesitate!

I mailed our invites on Monday, and we got our first big batch of RSVP cards back in the mail today – like 20 of them! I was so excited to see all those turquoise envelopes in the mailbox, ha!

The second card I opened, no name! Opening the whole batch I probably had 3-4 with no indication who they were whatsoever and another 4-5 that if they hadn’t added their own return address on the envelope, I’d have been confused.

More people than you think really don’t know what to do and/or believe you to be a mind reader. And the errors, so far, have skewed way older than I’d have guessed. We got one response yesterday, our very first, and it was from a male college student and he did it perfectly! So we all lost the pool on who’d be the first response, he was a total wildcard, heh.

We actually had one card today that was sent back with no name and they didn’t decline or accept! Totally blank. The number system was a life saver there.

So, one real day into the RSVP process and I’m most certainly sold on the idea of numbering the cards for your own sanity!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Where did you guys order your pens?  I think this is a great idea and am definitely going to do it!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@JennyPPB:  Hey, there date twin! I didn’t even notice that when I read this thread the first time, lol. And yes, it is a wonderful feeling to see so many show up at once! We did use the traditional M____________ line on the card, and it does seems that many people don’t know what to do when they see it.

@Janaic88:  I bought mine on Amazon. They worked great. I just was expecting a felt tip and they are more of a hard ballpoint, so you can’t push down too hard or the imprint of the number will show up. Not that I expect anybody to notice it. I just had to learn to write lightly and that was more than enough to make the ink show up on the card.

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