Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Guide to Wedding RSVP Cards

RSVP a popular term today that originally came from the French phrase “répondez, s'il vous plait”. The phrase means, please respond when translated into English. Sending RSVP ensures a headcount of participants before an event and allows an organizer to take preparations accordingly. Sending wedding RSVP cards has always been a part of formal wedding traditions.

These cards will not only help you better organize your event, but they also make guests feel more comfortable especially if they're unable to attend the party for obvious reasons. Here are some tips on creating wedding RSVP cards that'll help you make things easier and better.

* Use a cool RSVP template for wedding events

Follow a template to design a formal yet warm RSVP card. There are numerous wedding templates to choose from. You can also hire a talented designer to create a unique customized design for yourself. At the same time, you can browse online RSVP design directories to explore options or generate your own ideas. You can also tweak the existing templates online and send an e-mail to the invited guests so that they can get back to you easily.

* Play with your wording and be creative

Most RSVP cards have similar wording patterns. However, when you're designing wedding RSVPs you have the freedom to show creativity and play with the wording pattern. You can make your greeting warm and more informal. You can also think about something funny or emotional. These changes will make your RSVPs more significant for the guests you've already invited. Writing something of your own on these cards will also bring the personal touch inside the formal cards.

* Address your guests with proper attention

When you're sending the invitation cards, you should pay attention to writing the correct address for each guest. Double check their address, their proper salutation gender, and the official format. Guests may feel uncomfortable if you're addressing them wrong. Try to include the singular and plural forms or any other common addressing terms for both genders to avoid these complications. It's just a formal letter of invitation, it's not you; but these cards may carry and demonstrate your personality and attention to the addressee.

* Be straightforward and simple with the dates and times

Wedding organizers often neglect to specify the location, date and time. You must be careful about including this vital information. Make sure your location address is printed correctly so one can easily get there. You can also specify the time of commencement (expected). You can certainly play with the wording formats, but these data should be present in raw forms so one can easily gather the data at a single look.

* Offer your guests alternative options for sending the RSVP back

You may send the RSVP in printed form with the letter of invitation, but the guest may not feel convenient to reply back the same way you did. That's why it’s better to offer some convenient alternatives. As an example, you can ask them to send an email informing you about their participation (or failure to attend) in the event. Simultaneously, you may opt for creating virtual RSVP template and attach that in an email. This will save you some money as well.

If you're planning a wedding, you have to consider numerous issues and handle them carefully. Sending the invitations and reassuring the presence of the invitees are extremely important tasks. Try to finalize the wedding RSVP cards and invitation cards designs as early as possible and send the designs to a printing service provider.


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