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RSVP Card Tips & Ideas

RSVP Cards are an important piece of your invitation suite. You’ll 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.

Tip #1: Number your guest list and correspond that number to the back of each RSVP card. This will help you keep track of each response and elimininate the headeache of deciphering bad handwriting.

Tip #2: Save on the environment—​and on postage costs—​by sending RSVP Postcards without the envelope.

Tip #3: The return address printed on your RSVP should be to whomever is managing the guest list—​usually the bride or the mother of the bride.

Tip #4: Turn your RSVP cards into keepsakes! Ask guests to write a message on the RSVP Card, e.g., wedding day advice, honeymoon advice, being married/getting married advice. You're sure to get a variety of funny, heartfelt, and memorable bits of advice from loving family and friends!

RSVP Wording Examples

_____ graciously accepts
_____ regretfully declines

_____ Yes! See you soon
_____ Sorry! Love to but can't
Please reply on or before July 12, 2014

_____ graciously accepts
_____ regretfully declines
___ Chicken ___ Steak ___ Seafood
Please reply on or before July 12, 2014

Name ______________________
_____ graciously accepts
_____ regretfully declines
___ Chicken ___ Steak ___ Seafood
Favorite Song ______________________
Please reply on or before July 12, 2014

M_______ or Name{s}___________ {Guest(s)}
_____ graciously accepts {Accepts line}
_____ regretfully declines{Declines line}
Please reply before July 12, 2014 {RSVP date}
_____ chicken{Meal Choice}
_____ steak
_____ steak


Setting Your RSVP Deadline
The RSVP deadline is usually 2–​3 weeks before your wedding date. This deadline will give you time to contact anyone who did not reply, and also time to give the final head count to the caterer or venue.

Managing Meal Choices
Asking each guest to initial his or her meal selection is especially helpful for sit-down events like weddings. Your caterer gets the right count, and each guest gets the right food. Everyone is happy!

Find more RSVP ideas over on our blog:
Adults Only Wording
Reponse Card Wording