The Ins & Outs of the RSVP Card

The dreaded RSVP card...they may sound like a hassle, but they can be great! Let's start with the basics:

RSVP? RSVP, the abbreviation for the French phrase “respondez s’il vous plait,” means please respond.

What are they? RSVPs are usually needed when sending out invites to formal events or weddings.

Who do they go to? Make sure you send one along with each invitation.

When do they need to be returned? For weddings, make your RSVP date two to three weeks before your wedding date -- this will allow enough time for you to get a final head count to the caterer (one week before) and to finalize your seating chart. If some guests still haven't responded by your deadline, give them a quick call and ask for their RSVPs (still via mail) so you have all their information.

Sometimes guests tend to forget to mail back their response cards after they receive the invitation. Make it easy for them by sending reception cards that use decorative designs.

Make your RSVP fun! This library card post card was the perfect reply for a surprise birthday party we did for an avid reader.

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