RSVP is an initialism derived from the French phrase "Répondez s'il vous plaît", which literally means "Please respond" to require confirmation of a wedding invitation.
How to keep track of your wedding RSVPs
On top of picking centerpieces, keeping track of special dietary restrictions, and making sure no life-long nemeses are sitting next to each other, when planning a wedding, you also have to keep track of who’s coming.
Sending out your Save the Dates and Invitations is a wonderful, fun time where you get to be excited imagining who will be there to celebrate your special day.
Then you have to keep track of who’s coming to your special day.
And with those RSVPs come seating charts, dining options, and travel arrangements! It’s a lot to take on. Follow this short and easy checklist to learn how to keep track of your wedding RSVPs!
Make a list of everyone you want to invite early on
This one seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people you may be tempted to tack onto that list. Depending on the size of your ceremony, budget, and venue, your guest list might end up smaller than you’d originally imagined! Get to the process of elimination as early as possible.
Keep track of when you send your invitations
This one is important. Whether it’s a spreadsheet on your laptop, a chart in your notebook, or through a wedding planner - make it a point to keep track of who gets an invitation, and when you send them out! Some guests may not respond in enough time, while others may be early and let you get to work on the rest of the planning right away.
Ask for other information along with the RSVP
If you want to get a few different tasks knocked out in one fell swoop, consider asking your guests to provide additional information along with their RSVP. What dinner option will they be having? Will they be bringing children? Are there travel arrangements you need to be aware of?
You can provide a separate card asking them to fill this out. Then, when you get the RVSP, you already have all you need!
Use an online service
RSVPs on cards are fun and timeless, but we live in an online world! Online RSVPs make everything easier. If you have a wedding project on Wedding Planner Assistant or another online wedding planner, you can create a page specifically for your guests to RSVP via their own personal, customizable link. Save yourself time, stress, and tears!
You can still provide a physical RSVP to guests if you want to have a fun keepsake to put in your wedding scrapbook.
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