The art of RSVPing..

My friends and I were recently talking about the lost art of RSVP'ing, and then I stumbled across the article below on Invitation Consultants and just had to share.. they offer some good advice /suggestions..
please note that photo and info below are compliments of Invitation Consultants.. 
How to get RSVPs
Having guests reply to your wedding seems simple enough. Mail out your invitations, include your postage-paid RSVP card, sit back and wait. Right? Wrong.
In a world when Facebook invites are common and get-togethers can even be planned via Blackberry Messenger, an RSVP card may be a foreign object to some of your more web-savvy (less Emily Post-savvy) friends.
Make Your Intentions Clear
You will want to make the wording on you RSVP card extremely clear, so that guests will know to fill in all of the details. You can use some of our sample wording and start with the basics...
It’s important for you to have a place to indicate their name. The traditional “M______________” may be confusing to some guests. Filling in “Me, Myself and I” rather than “Mr./Mrs./Ms…..” may seem far-fetched, but trust us – it has happened! It’s becoming common to see the more straightforward formatting of “Name _____________” to avoid a mystery guest.
Give Options
In this internet age, you may want to give your guests the option of responding to you via e-mail. You can include an e-mail address on the bottom of your RSVP card for this purpose. Yes, you can look at it as a waste of the beautiful wedding ring stamps you picked out and carefully placed on each envelope. Or, you can look at it as one less person to follow up with a few weeks before the big day!
Follow Up
Following up with your guests is key. No matter how simple your RSVP card wording – or how much you cross your fingers – there are always going to be guests who just don’t respond. You can divide your list amongst yourself, your fiancĂ©, and your mothers – as is customary – and start making the rounds. A phone call or e-mail, or even a face-to-face conversation, will help you nail down the final count – and also make your guest feel important!

1 comment:

  1. Another tip-use a postcard RSVP instead of an envelope.The less a guest has to do-the better!