(Closed) The non-fill-in, “write-whatever-you-want” RSVP card…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m avoiding it like you wouldn’t believe, because I know some of our guests will take advantage of it and add so many people that we wouldn’t be able to pay. (We had a situation where some of them wanted plus-ones for their children, who we were allowing them to bring as additional guests, since it’s an Out of Town wedding for them.)

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

considering a previous thread regarding the lack of ability to figure out the M___… were going straight to everyones card will be filled out FOR Them…  Make sure you number your RSVP cards too especially if you do this, so help eliminate some confusion

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think you should probably give people a LITTE more structure (there are hive horror stories of crazy RSVPs even with the traditional cards).  Maybe you could ask them to include a note on the back?

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@eseds: But what if all the people you want to invite (assuming you fill in all their names for them) don’t want to come? Are they supposed to just cross them off or something?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did ‘mad lib’ RSVPs so we put a series of words and blank lines that people could fill in to make spaces and, although most of our guests are in England and hadn’t seen this before, they all loved it, once we explained what to do and we’ve had some funny ones back.

I’d maybe give them a bit more structure than a big blank space and be prepared for a few questions about how to do it but it’s definitely worth it when you get some back.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that we are going to do the “__ seats have been reserved for XXX”  and then  have them fill in how many of those that we reserved for them they are actually going to use.  I just think that it takes the guessing out of it.  My family is huge so extras are just not an option.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Statutory Grape:  we are writing the names in, along with a little line for them to check.  So your card would look like this.  However,

Please let us know by February 19 if you will be able to join us.

We’ve reserved two seats in your honor

___Statutory Grape

___Future Husband Grape

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We used a double-sided response card that included a blank speech bubble on one side extending from the guests names. On the first side we included the RSVP date, asked how many were coming and when they’d be arriving (our wedding is on a long weekend and we wanted to know how many people were just coming out for the day and how many were making a little vacation out of it). Then we included a blurb about how we were excited to read the responses they wrote on both sides of the card. Long story short, out of 60 replies, only 4 came back without some lovely written on them. We had simple things like “I can’t wait to share your day with you!” and even some really pretty love quotes. I, too, had concerns when we sent them out. I was afraid people wouldn’t get it, but for the most part, they did. 

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