The RSVP card (sometimes known as the response card) is an important part of the invitation suite. This card tells you if your guest is coming and other information you may have requested from them. Here it is broken down for you:
1) Reply by Date – This is the date you’re asking your guests to reply by. Usually this date should be about 4 weeks before the wedding or a couple of weeks before your caterer needs a final head count. This will give you time to follow up with guests that don’t reply back.
2) Guest name(s) – This line is for the guest(s) to put their name(s). This line can start with an “M” for a more traditional wedding or if you prefer, you can put “name(s)” like on this example rsvp card.
3) The reply – This is where your guest will check off if they are coming to your wedding or not. If you’re looking for some fun ideas on how to word this, check out my alternative rsvp wording post.
4) Meal Choices – This is completely optional and depends on your wedding. Generally, you would include meal options on your RSVP card if your caterer needs to know ahead of time.
5) Optional wording – I know there isn’t a 5 on the photo but I wanted to include some other options you can add to your card if there’s room. One idea is to add a song request line so your guests can write in their favorite songs that they want to hear at the wedding. Another option is if you have special transportation arranged for your guests that needs to be organized ahead of time, you can add a line for guests to indicate transportation needs from ceremony venue to reception venue.