Inspiration for your road to the altar

Keeping Track of RSVP’s

July 9, 2009

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!

  • Amy Jo writes:

    I have never heard of such a thing….invisible ink pens!! What a great idea.


  • Mary writes:

    Pure genius! Thanks so much for the tip, I can't think of how many headaches this will save!


  • honey my heart writes:

    invisible ink is such a great idea!! i just used a regular pen, so guests will probably notice a random number on the bottom left corner of their rsvp.


  • Ale writes:

    I'm not even past the # idea yet. That's such a GREAT point about people forgetting to put their names down! The funny thing is these things don't dawn on us until we're IN the moment — and by then it's too late cause' you only do it once. You can't say "Oh, for the next wedding I'll do something about that." Thanks for the head's up :) :)


  • {The Perfect Palette} writes:

    great post. thanks for sharing


  • Elizabeth writes:

    genius! omg, I was dreading putting that number on them! plus, I'm doing a 2-sided rsvp…thank you!!


  • davina writes:

    Brilliant! Great tip!


  • Bridechka writes:

    How clever! Great tip :)


  • The Wishful Dreamer writes:

    Considering the fact that I am totally on the nerdy side I love the Espionage side of this! I'm in!


  • Courtney writes:

    that's such a super sleuth spy idea! i love it!


  • Wedding Invitations writes:

    The invisible ink is such a great idea!


  • Amy E. writes:

    Totally awesome idea!


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