Respondez, Sil Vous Plait

by Sarah Macdougall on August 20, 2013

wedding rsvp tips from an invitation designer!

So my charming coworker’s daughter is getting married, and predictably, there’s some RSVP drama. This particular drama entails receiving responses, but not having a name or address to go with the response. So there are people saying yes, but they aren’t sure who.

Having some free time on my hands, I decided to meditate on a possible solution for this. Here’s what I came up with.

A lot of people choose to print labels for the invitation envelopes, and the RSVP envelopes should already be self-addressed. My solution would be to just print two labels for everyone, so you know who your RSVPs are coming from. You’ll have to buy more labels, maybe, but it might just be worth it so you know who is actually RSVPing in case they neglect to put their names on it anywhere.


PS – just got a tip via email from Jennifer, one of our Excited Bride readers! Here’s what she said:

The way I did it was putting numbers on the back of each one.  I had the names in an excel spreadsheet to track, so the first person on the list was 1, etc.  When I got RSVPs with no names on them, I just looked at the number on the back and knew who it was.  Cheaper than more labels and less obvious.

So clever, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.

{ 1 comment }

Jenny August 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I did the same as Jennifer except I used a black light marker so you can’t even see the number unless you hold it up to a black light!! So far, I haven’t had to use it but its there just in case!!

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