Wednesday, June 20, 2007

#57: from her tips (previous post).

42. Eliminate reply cards and have guests handwrite a note instead. You'll save on stationery and postage, and the responses will be great keepsakes.

i'm not sure i want to put the burden on the guests to handwrite a note. i mean, people have a hard enough time sending back pre-postaged cards as it is. however, this made me think of a great idea. granted, it's an idea poached off someone else's idea i read somewhere long time ago but whatever. i'll be the first to admit i'm not trying to re-invent the wheel here. :)

so. what i would do is create a very simple response postcard. one side would have my return address and their names and the postage. in the left bottom corner would be a box for 'yes' or 'no' and a ____ for total # of guests. (buffet or family-style reception negates the need for the 'beef or chicken' question! yay!) THEN...on the other side, i'd stamp something like this:

and request that the guests draw their rendition of the bride and groom-to-be. i'd display all of these in a frame as our "couples frame" that all wedding receptions seem to have at the entrance of the venue.

fab keepsake and you don't have to blow up any cheesy fotos. cost = just the frame.

1 comment:

Rosie & Andy said...

Just thought I'd let you know that, over 70% of the RSVPs we've received have had a message written on them.