The Wedding RSVPs are rolling in!
Getting my mail has a whole new meaning these days!
Usually my mail is full of bills and junk advertisements, but over the past few days I’ve also been getting my RSVP cards back in the mail!
Dan and I love to look at them and check off our master wedding list.
Sometimes people write cute little notes on the cards which I love… and sometimes they get so carried away with the congratulatory notes they forget to put their name on the card! (Okay, that only happened on one card so far.) Not to worry, it’s a good thing we had return labels on the RSVP postcards just in case we couldn’t read someone’s name or in that one case, when there was no name! (But they wrote us a really nice note in the space where the names go.)
Another trick I used was numbering the RSVP postcards so that they were easy to find on our list. I wrote a tiny little number on the corner that correlates to the number of where that name randomly fell on our list. Not only do we know who sent in the RSVPs (whether or not our guests wrote their names on them) we’ve set up this numbering system that makes them very easy to find on the spreadsheet.
As a sidebar about the spreadsheet — anyone who is organizing a wedding or a party or any big event: I highly recommend using google documents. Google documents is free through gmail and it allows you to share your lists and spreadsheets with other people. This way, me, my mom and Dan can all share the same list and the addresses only need to be typed into it once. It makes it easy to have one master list that we can all see.
Anyway back to those exciting RSVPs! My friend Tali suggested I keep all the cards so that later, I can use those cards to help create my seating chart. I’m very visual so I’m already fast-forwarding to the image of me sitting on the floor with all the cards laid out around me as I decide who is sitting at what table.
As I realize how important the RSVP postcards are, I’m now feeling a tinge of guilt at all the previous times where I was irresponsible and didn’t mail in my card or mailed my card in late. If I did that to you, let me say for the record that I’m sorry!
Well, I’m very much looking forward to the big day! Keep those RSVP postcards coming — and we LOVE those little love notes on the cards! :)