You’ve mailed out your wedding invitations and are excitedly waiting by the mailbox to see who will come and spend one of the most romantic days of your life with you. The RSVP Cards start to pile in and you begin marking down who will attend and who can not make it. Inevitably someone on your guest list will forget to write their name on their RSVP Card when they return it back to you. To avoid the confusion and waiting to find out who it might possibly be (provided everyone returns their RSVP Cards) we’ve compiled a list of clever ways to pre-mark your cards so you don’t have to pull out your hair to figure out who will be attending your wedding. Click read more to continue with the list.
1. NUMBER EACH ENVELOPE
This is probably the easiest method of our list. Simply make a list of every invited guest and give them a number. Then write their corresponding number on the RSVP envelope. You could write this number on the back of the envelope or even on the inside of the envelope to hide it.
2. USE AN INVISIBLE INK PEN AND A BLACK LIGHT
I’ve seen this on Pinterest on multiple boards.the concept is the same above with writing the number on the envelope. Instead of using a regular ink pen you would using an invisible ink pen to write the number of your guests, then use a black light to reveal the number later, if needed.
3. USE A SYMBOL SYSTEM
If you don’t want your guests to necessarily know how many people are coming to your wedding you can always create a symbol to print or write on the envelopes. There is always Wingbats Font on your PC for symbols (if needed) along with many other free fonts online to make this step a little easier. Just be sure to track the symbol used for each guest.
4. WRITE IN GUEST(S) NAME(S)
This will definitely take longer than any of the other methods but it could save you a headache later. Including those guests who have questions about who is invited your wedding. Simply put the name of the guest(s) on the RSVP Card for them
5. USE MAIL MERGE TO PRINT GUESTS NAMES ON ENVELOPES
This suggestion is for the tech savvy couples out there. There are some great tutorials for Microsoft Products, Word and Excel found here. If you’re using Open Office then click here for instructions. This will give you the option to customize each envelope, make it as beautiful as your invitations, and save you time later when determining which guests are coming to your wedding and which have declined.
Do you have any other suggestions that we can add to our list? Comment below with your RSVP hacks.