Event Planner Secret, Number Your RSVP Cards

Your friends and family will be so happy and excited when they receive your wedding invitation. Why? Because they love you and they cannot wait until your big day!

But, in their excitement, some of your wedding guests may forget to legibly write down their name on your RSVP card. Some of them may even forget to include their names at all!! Ugh! Now, you will have the “fun” task of guessing who returned their RSVP card to you.  Good times!

To avoid this issue, we recommend taking the following steps BEFORE you stuff and mail your wedding invitations –

  1. Number your wedding guest list
  2. Before you stuff the RSVP cards into your wedding invitations, discreetly write a tiny number on the back of each of your RSVP cards. The numbers on the back of the RSVP should correspond with the number on your wedding guest list.

Now, if a wedding guest forgets to write his or her name on the RSVP card, you’ll be able to identify that guest by matching the number on the back of the card with the corresponding number on your guest list.

I would like to reiterate that the numbers on the back of the card should be small and discreet. Some of your (ahem) very attentive wedding guests may see the number on the back of the card and wonder if it is a reflection of their importance. If a guest asks you what the number on the back of their card means, you can assure them the cards are numbered to keep you organized and it is no reflection of “guest priority.”

Drama averted!  For more helpful recommendations and instructions related to your wedding day stationery, check out our Wedding Stationery Guidebook.

Love & Soul Always, Kawania



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