Tuesday Tips: Numbering Your RSVP Cards

Today, for Tuesday Tips, I’m talking about RSVP cards and getting responses back from your guests. So what is the best way to keep up with all the wedding guests?

You will likely need to know how many people are coming to your wedding and will use an RSVP card, or Response Card, in your invitation suite to get have your guests fill out and send back to you.

And most of you will build your guest list in a spreadsheet, like Microsoft Excel.

What I like to do for my brides is number the back of each RSVP card with the number corresponding with the line that guest’s name is on in the spreadsheet. That way, if you can’t read the guests name or they didn’t fill it out, then you know whose card it is.

To get on my soapbox a little – guests, if you are watching – you need to fill out that card and send it back!

Brides, it is okay for you to have someone call your guests if you don’t get that card back from someone. This is a great job for a Mother-In-Law or Maid of Honor, so you don’t have to be the bad guy. It is actually more rude for a guest to not send the response back than it is for you to a call them as ask if they are coming or not. Just be tactful about it.

If you are looking for a great way to start your guest list, we have a wedding guest list spreadsheet that you can download, right here on our site. Just go to the Contact tab and click “Newsletter”. (Or click the link above!)

Once you sign up for our Newsletter, you’ll be emailed the wedding guest list spreadsheet, which is great for keeping up for your guest lists for showers, rehearsal dinners and all the pieces of paper you’ll need to send for each of those events. Our newsletters are great – we only send them out every other month – full of good information.

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