When planning a garden or shabby chic inspired wedding, our "Bird & Bloom" design is the perfect fit for you! The hand drawn floral and bird artwork makes this design have such a romantic and soft feel. This invitation suite features an invitation panel with an upgraded invitation backing layer and coordinating response card with envelope and additional insert card. The floral design on the envelope adds such a lovely touch!
The name says it all for this stunning damask inspired invitation design! Damask graphics and patterns have been a common wedding design/theme for many years! For this design the damask graphics were enlarged and placed in nice positions to frame the overall wording.
For this featured invitation, Bee and Alexander chose to go with a more simple one layer card and customize their entire suite in a violet, black and white color palette. They upgraded the envelopes to a metallic violet purple for a nice POP of color in the suite along with added return and guest address printing on them. The suite also included a coordinating RSVP card with mailing envelope.
Check out our customization magazine to see how you can add on to your invitation set to make it truly one of a kind for your wedding day!
As much as we'd love for all of our guests to RSVP ON TIME, there's a good chance that they won't. In order to increase the chances of their response there are some options that can help with this "issue!"
TWO MAIN OPTIONS
The two main styles of RSVP cards are a response card with envelope or a double sided postcard. The response card with envelope is traditional and formal, while the postcards are modern and casual. Choose the option that is a better fit for the style of your wedding. The envelopes provide extra protection for the response card and to keep guest names/information more confidential. The postage is a first class stamp. The postcard can be designed in a more fun manner and they require a less expensive postcard rate stamp.
The most important details to make sure you include are:
-Meal options if applicable
-Attending (# attending) or Not Attending
*Extra details to consider including
-Dietary restrictions, if needed
-Reserved number of seats, if needed to control your guest list
-Inclusion of fun detail such as a song request
The last option that many of our couples are opting for is an online or telephone response. This option allows guests to call a specified phone # or reply via a website or to an email address. An RSVP service that we recommend to our clients is, http://www.rsvpservices.com/. (we have no direct affiliation with them, our clients have just had a lot of success with this company) The details can be printed on it's on single sided insert card, or included amongst your other reception, hotel, directions etc details. There is no additional postage needed for this option!
Good luck with your RSVP's...we definitely know how important it is!
I'm sure we've all found ourselves asking why some people forget to return their response cards. The main reason people may forget to send return cards is, THEY HAVE MISPLACED THE INVITATION. I know what you're thinking as you read this, my beautiful invitation that I customized to fit the perfect theme and style of my day, which is going to be the celebration of the year. How could you misplace it! But it's true people will receive your Wedding Invitation well in advance and may forget to send it back in. So grab your notes or phones and get ready to screenshot this article.
1. HAVE YOUR RESPONSE ENEVELOPES PRE-STAMPED. Providing a stamped envelope makes it easy for your guests to put the response card in the mailbox the same day they receive the invitation. If they are planning to attend, this step is impossible to overlook because you have provided them with everything they need except for a pen.
2. NUMBER THE BACK OF ALL YOUR R.S.V.P. CARDS. Numbering your response cards that correspond with your address spreadsheet, or seating chart, allows you to keep track of guests by name and number. In case someone forgots to include their name on the designated lines of the response card you will have a number that represents their spot. When you begin to receive cards back, all you will need to do is cross their name off of the list.
3. FOLLOW UP WITH A PHONE CALL. This may be is a tricky one , but repeat after me. "Hi Aunt Rose, how are you? I was calling to see if you have received my wedding invitation? (she will go look for it) and then you say, Are you planning to attend?, Ok well if you can please fill out the response card and place in the mail we look forward to seeing you there!" and Done, some people will need a friendly reminder to return the card. Blame their head not their hearts.
4. One of my favorites here in "Stationery Land" MAKE IT FUN AND INTERACTIVE. It is after all one of the biggest moments of your life and you want to share it with the most important people. You can leave a space to ask guests, What's their favorite memory of the bride or groom?, DJ song request? Not only will guests feel involved with the details you will get your response card and dj playlist taken care all at once.
There you have it, 4 of the best tricks to get your response cards back making it easier for your guests, your planner, yourself, your caterer and most importantly, me, your stationery designer when it's time to turn in your escort list!
xoxo, Your Stationery Designer