Response cards play an important role in the final stages of wedding planning so you want to be sure to include them when sending out your wedding invitations.  That being said, why not also have a little fun with them which is what this post is all about.

Enchanted Memories Valstyle Wedding Invitations

Enchanted Memories Invitation w/response card

For a refresher on all the specifics and etiquette, check out my previous blog post on wedding response cards.

Wedding RSVP Cards Vintage Pearls and Lace

Vintage Pearls and Lace Response Card

In addition to the basic information that is requested on an RSVP card, there are a couple of other questions you may want to ask.  One of them could be their choice of entrée if you are offering options to your guests.   You can choose to have the names of the entrée choices printed on the cards or you could creatively have the food choices represented by the appropriate symbol.  Pictured here are both options…

Response Cards Glowing Fantasy

Glowing Fantasy Response Card

Wedding Response Card Nature of Love

Nature of Love Respond Card

You may have noticed on the one design that it also indicated that the reply could be made via email address.  Proper etiquette is that you provide the postage stamps on the response card envelopes for the convenience of guests.  So including an email address could result in some of the prepaid postage not being used…just something to keep in mind.

One other question you may want to ask on your respond cards pertains to favorite songs your guests would like to be played during the wedding reception.  Below is an example that includes wording for requested songs or it could be worded as ‘please tell us your favorite song to get you on the dance floor‘.  This information can come in handy when preparing your music play list.

Response Card Vintage Now

Vintage Now Response Card

Asking for these extra tidbits of information from your guests on their response cards is a great way to get them engaged and excited for your upcoming wedding.

Most of the time you will find your chosen wedding invitation design has a matching response card so then it’s just a matter of selecting the wording you would like printed on them.  Hopefully you have found some inspiration by the ideas mentioned in this post.

English Garden Wedding InvitationRSVP wedding cards, also known as wedding response cards, are invaluable for making your final reception preparations.  The decision as to whether to send them to guests will need to be made early on when ordering your wedding invitations.

As shown here, many times wedding invitation ensembles include matching RSVP cards so it’s quite easy to include them with your order.

Mocha Damask Seal 'n Send InvitationBy providing postage on them, whether they are cards w/envelopes or postcards, you are making it convenient for your guests to let you know if they will be able to attend.  Having an accurate guest count will ensure you don’t pay for guests who won’t be there.  Make sure the date you include on the RSVP wedding cards gives you enough time to provide that information to the staff at your venue.

Besides requesting guest names and if they will be able to attend you can ask for their preference if there happens to be a choice of entree for your wedding as well.