It’s a typical day you get off work, pick up the kids, maybe run to the grocery store you come home and before pulling into your driveway you check the mail- Junk, junk, bill, oh wedding invite! You quickly pull into the driveway and put the mail you’ve collected in your designated mail pile on the counter. Then your evening turns into your daily afternoon routine and the next thing you know weeks have passed before finally opening and actually reading the invite you received. You put it on the fridge and go about your life. Next thing you know its 2 weeks before the wedding and you haven’t filled out that RSVP card saying you’re coming. Surely the bride and groom know you’re coming right? I mean after-all you’re family or close co-workers and you’ve spoken to them about the wedding, you’ve talked to them on the phone about details, but you forgot that one thing – mailing the dang RSVP card back!
The point of that story is – Life gets in the way and yes maybe we as humans shouldn’t be THAT busy where we can’t even get to the mailbox but it happens, it happens all the time. There has to be a better way right? I know I’m not the inventor of the alternative RSVP card but I’m here to bring awareness that there are other options.
Ideas that make the process easier for you and them:
- Set up an email specifically for RSVPs – quick and easy set up and you’ll still have a ‘paper trail’ of everyone who said they were or weren’t coming.
- Add your phone number with a simple line that says text or call us if you’re coming!
- Add your wedding planner or designated person’s phone number to the invite – this way it’s one less thing you have to worry about while still getting your headcount.
Not only will this make it easier for your guest to say their coming but this will also save you time and money since you don’t have to buy postage, another envelope, and address another card for them to maybe send back.
So, are RSVP cards going to be a thing of the past? I would love to hear your opinion on this, leave comments below!