Inspiration for your road to the altar


I was asked a question this week about the best way to keep track of response cards. Here’s the thing – it is almost inevitable that one (or sometimes more) of your guests will kindly return a reply card but completely forget to mention who they are. Even if you leave a blank line for their name, sometimes in all the excitement such details are forgotten.

I’ve read that you should create a spreadsheet with a number corresponding to each invitation, and then mark the back of each response card with that person(s) assigned number. But seeing as how I am a little ridiculous and borderline crazy, I couldn’t bear to mark up our response cards with even the tiniest of numbers. So when I was at the Container Store one day I found these invisible ink pens (they don’t seem to carry them anymore but you can buy them elsewhere). The beauty of it all? You can still use the aforementioned tracking system but not leave a visible mark on your response cards. And when Aunt Linda sends back her exuberant reply but forgets to include her name? You get to feel like a spy and wield your magic UV light to reveal the senders true identity. Win-win!

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I was asked a question this week about the best way to keep track of response cards. Here’s the thing – it is almost inevitable that one (or sometimes more) of your guests will kindly return a reply card but completely forget to mention who they are. Even if you leave a blank line for their name, sometimes in all the excitement such details are forgotten.

I’ve read that you should create a spreadsheet with a number corresponding to each invitation, and then mark the back of each response card with that person(s) assigned number. But seeing as how I am a little ridiculous and borderline crazy, I couldn’t bear to mark up our response cards with even the tiniest of numbers. So when I was at the Container Store one day I found these invisible ink pens (they don’t seem to carry them anymore but you can buy them elsewhere). The beauty of it all? You can still use the aforementioned tracking system but not leave a visible mark on your response cards. And when Aunt Linda sends back her exuberant reply but forgets to include her name? You get to feel like a spy and wield your magic UV light to reveal the senders true identity. Win-win!

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Table Seating Plans

May 19, 2008

As I am sure a lot of you have read on Weddingbee, some of the bees were given free copies of Perfect Table Plan software to review. I was one of the people given a copy and now one of you can have one too! I’ve been using it for a few weeks now…the software is really easy to use and I was even able to upload all our guest info from an Excel file. You layout your floor plan and then you can use the software to assign tables, assign individual seats, print place cards, even track RSVPs. You can also color code things for easy viewing: It took me about 20 minutes to upload all our guest info and start assigning seats…I thought it was pretty funny that you can even set codes for can’t sit “next to” each other, can’t sit “near” each other, etc. I was planning on mapping everything out in a spreadsheet, so this was a welcomed and easy to use alternative. The good news is, I was contacted about a giveaway so now you can comment below and enter to win your own copy! Its compatible with Mac and PC, and can definitely be used for events other than weddings so anyone is welcome to enter. Just leave a quick comment between now and 11PM CST Tuesday night and I’ll randomly pick a winner on Wednesday. Good luck!

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