RSVP Card Must-Haves

Have fun wording your RSVP Response Cards and still receive all the information you need! Of course~ there are standard essential components that always apply no matter the style of your wedding... formal, casual or somewhere in between.  Keep reading...

RSVP Wording Must Haves:

You need to know who is coming to your wedding~ especially if you're using a seating chart to seat guests.  Plus, your caterer will need a final head count.

The 4 essential components:

M ----------------


Name ---------------

Accepts line your guest(s) are coming

Decline line your guest(s) are not coming

RSVP on or before date (2-3 weeks before your wedding date)

Depending on the style of your wedding and the tone what you want to convey, experiment with the wording.  Here are a couple options...

-----graciously accepts

-----regretfully declines,

----- Yes! See you Soon

----- Sorry! Love to but can't

Please reply on or before July 12, 2010

What else can go on your RSVP cards? Meal Choice:

Name ---------------

-----graciously accepts

-----regretfully declines

----Chicken  ---- Steak ---- Seafood

Please reply on or before July 12, 2010

OR a combination thereof...


accepts/declines, meal choice is: Chicken/Beef/Seafood

What else? Favorite song choice

Name ---------------

-----graciously accepts

-----regretfully declines

----Chicken  ---- Steak ---- Seafood

Favorite song -----------

Please reply on or before July 12, 2010

This knowledge will help you choose your playlists for the DJ/Band, etc.

HOW ELSE can you HAVE FUN with your RSVP Cards?

By turning them into keepsakes! Pose a question to your guests... Ask them to write their thoughts on the RSVP Card re: ... wedding day advice... honeymoon advice... being married/getting married advice... HAVE FUN and BE CREATIVE!  You're sure to get a variety of funny, heart-felt and memorable bits of advice from loving family and friends! Fun for them to write and fun for you to receive and have for keepsakes!

Tips: To eliminate the deciphering of bad handwriting, number your guest list and correspond that number to the back of the respective RSVP card.  And, make it easier on your guests by sending stamped, self-addressed RSVP postcards/envelopes.

What will you be including on your RSVPs? Leave a comment! I love LOVE comments!

thanks for reading...



I love your idea about numbering the guest list with the respective RSVP card as we have all had experiences with not being able to read someones handwriting. No guess work involoved - Huray!!

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What a great idea, to ask for advice from your guests on the RSVP. I loved the handwritten notes that some of our guests included, and more would have been even better! You could even share some of the best advice at the wedding reception.

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