Do you write names on RSVP cards?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

As an expert in event planning etiquette, I highly recommend writing names on RSVP cards. This ensures that you know exactly who is attending your event and helps avoid any confusion or mix-ups.

By including a space for guests to write their names on the RSVP cards, you can easily keep track of who is attending. This is especially helpful when you have a large guest list and want to ensure that you have an accurate count for seating arrangements, catering, and other event logistics.

One common issue that can arise when guests send back RSVP cards without writing their names is that you are left guessing who the response is from. This can be quite frustrating and time-consuming, as you may need to reach out to each guest individually to confirm their attendance.

To prevent this from happening, it’s a good practice to include a line on the RSVP card that specifically asks for the guest’s name. For example, you can have a line that says, “Please write your name(s) below:” followed by a blank space for guests to fill in their names.

If you have the time and resources, another option is to pre-print the guest’s name on the RSVP card. This can be particularly useful for formal events or when you have a seating chart. By having the guest’s name already printed, it eliminates any guesswork and ensures that you have an accurate record of who will be attending.

In my experience, I have found that writing names on RSVP cards is a simple yet effective way to streamline the RSVP process and avoid any potential confusion. It may take a little extra time upfront, but it can save you a lot of hassle and headache down the line.

To summarize, including a space for guests to write their names on RSVP cards is highly recommended. It helps you keep track of attendees, eliminates guesswork, and ensures that you have an accurate count for your event. So, don’t forget to remind your guests to include their names when they RSVP!