Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wedding Wednesday: RSVP Cards

Last year someone posted a fantastic idea for RSVP cards (I apologize that I've forgotten who). Instead of traditional "check here" style RSVP cards, the couple printed an open box in the shape of a dialog bubble for their guests to creatively fill in.

I only have a small photo of that design but it has kick started all sorts of fun brainstorming. Wouldn't the completed cards be a fun keepsake for your wedding album?

8 comments:

Kate F. said...

Yay! I preach this idea, though we went more formal and didn't have speech bubbles. We just had blank cards that said something like "Please reply by August 1" at the very top, small, and people wrote in every thing from "We're there." to very formal and etiquette-correct responses. A few pictures; a lot of lovely, lovely notes. It made getting the replies each day even more exciting, and I have enjoyed going back through them a few times in the year and a half since. I never made my album of wedding stuff, only photo books so far, but I have plans for getting them all in a book...sometime.

One tip. In light pencil on the backs, number all your response cards according to a number you have next to each line in your guests list. Some people just send in the card saying "We'll be there" and forget to sign their names! With the tiny numbers you can figure it out without too much detective work.

MissEm said...

Excellent tip!

Elizabeth said...

I also love this idea. There are also "invisible" pens that are visible under . . . a blacklight? something like that (I think Paper Source might carry some) that you could use for marking numbers. I can't wait to see you finished invitations

Amanda said...

I did this for our RSVPs after reading this article. I found I had to get a little more specefic than the sample because of some of my planning needs. So I prompted people to write their name and share their hotel info, which I needed for transportation purposes. Also, I think older folks are a little baffled by the open-endedness of just a conversation bubble. My husband's family is especially traditional and that would have just been too much for them.

I'm glad we did it and would do it again, I think people who were not able to make it especially appreciated having a spot where they could write something congratulatory and/or share why they couldn't make it.

love.boxes said...

Darling idea. :)

Jessica said...

Absolutely number your RSVPs. I only had a handful that didn't have names, including my mother-in-law's, but it definitely could have helped with those few.

Now i want to take pics of my wedding invitations. I had such a crap camera when we got married I could never get a good pic.

Anne said...

We did a blank card for our guestbook and got all sorts of responses including some pictures people drew. It was cute. it's on my blog if you want to check it out. ;)
I'm sure your wedding is going to be fantastic. You are putting tons of creative thought into it. :)

Sucker For Marketing said...

We did this sort of thing for our wedding over 10 years ago, and I just stumbled across those cards last week. What a great wayto remember who was at our wedding! I totally recommend!