It’s six weeks prior to the big day, what’s next?
What does RSVP mean? And how does it normally work with RSVP cards?
The abbreviation RSVP originally comes from the French phrase ‘Répondez, s’il vous plaît’, which literally means ‘Please respond’.
It is quite normal to send a response card together with the wedding invitation. On this card, guests can let the couple know if they will be attending the wedding or not. Often, there is a line on the card to include your name and in some cases, you also have to make a menu choice for the meal being served.
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When including a RSVP card, do not forget to include a pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelope! This makes it a lot easier for the guests to send the card back to the hosts.
Most RSVP cards have a requested return date, typically three weeks before the big day. This will make it easier for the hosts to get an accurate head count for e.g. catering and furniture rental.
Create your own wedding RSVP card, how does it work?
Have you already taken a look at the different wedding save-the-date and wedding invitation templates? Each style comes with a save-the-date, an invitation and a RSVP card. This makes it a lot easier for you!
Just think about what you would like to know from your guests, e.g.: with how many guests will they be attending, do they have any food allergies, do you need to book a room for them (of will they do it themselves), etc. Make sure you include all options on the card and include the card (together with a pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelope) in the same envelope as the invitation.