We recommend that you include RSVP Cards with your invitations to allow guests to reply to you quickly. You may only need to include RSVP's with your day/wedding invitations.
R.S.V.P "répondez s'il vous plaît": meaning Please respond/answer/reply. RSVP's prompt your guests to respond quickly which in turn will help you in the planning of your big day. We recommend that you state an 'RSVP by' date, which we can print inside your invitations, of a minimum of 6 weeks (or earlier) before the wedding date for guests to reply by. Tip: give yourself lot's of time for the RSVP date. Feedback from our Brides is that more time you give for guests to RSVP is better. Most of our clients state their 'RSVP by' date for 3 months before the big day.
A typical wording suggestions used in our RSVP's is shown above. We have our standard template (above) where we print the Bride & Grooms name followed by an acceptance [we will be able to attend] or regrets [will not be able to attend] statement for guests to delete where appropriate. And a section for guests to write their names. You may also include extra information in your RSVP card wording such as: Dietary Requirements, Number of children and any other information that you feel you will need to know from your guests.
RSVP cards come with envelopes which are printed with an address to return to. Guests will simply put a stamp on the envelope & pop their completed RSVP in the post. And you will have happy & stress free planning!
In the art of postal correspondence and following wedding etiquette it is polite to address your RSVP envelopes (which we print free of charge for all RSVP's) and it is polite to include a stamp on the RSVP envelope. RSVP's can be posted as a standard letter size with a standard Stamp. For something special we can pre-stamp your RSVP envelopes with your own personalised stamps. Please state when ordering whether this is required.
RSVP Card Measurements will vary depending on the design you choose but will always be a simplified practical design to co-ordinate with your invitations.
On a budget? You may only need RSVP cards for your day invitations. Or you may not need RSVP's at all if you include some RSVP information inside invitations with a telephone number / email address for guests to reply to. RSVP's are useful if you prefer a written response to your wedding.
After ordering your RSVP Cards, please email your wording in a word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work on a set of proofs for you to proof read your wording before signing off for us to print & commence design on your order.
Design for wedding stationery orders is around 6 weeks and your RSVP cards will be sent with the 1st phase of your order (with your wedding invitations). The 2nd phase of your order will include all other items that you have ordered which will be sent before the day including table plans, order of service etc. Wording for 2nd phase items will not be required until a later date.