The information required from guests varies from wedding to wedding. I have answered some of the most common questions below.
What should you ask your guests?
• If they are attending
• Food choices (if applicable)
• Dietary requirements
Extras you may wish to include
• Do guests require a seat on a bus (one way or both)
• Song choice
• Drink choice
Can you fit responses for multiple guests on one printed RSVP
Yes you only need to send one invitation and RSVP per family/couple. Advise your wedding stationery designer how many people are in the largest group so it can be factored into spacing.
What style of RSVP is best?
Some people simply have an RSVP email address or telephone number. Other people include a separate card or tear-off slip to be returned via post. More recently, couples have been using wedding websites (free and easy to use) to gather responses and provide their guests with information.
In short, whatever suits you!
When should guests RSVP by?
Chat with your wedding suppliers. Your venue will require information such as final numbers, dietary requests and food choices, your stationer will need names for your table plan and place cards etc. Both of the previous will have cut off dates that will help you decide when you need responses by.
Typically invitations are sent 3-6 months before the wedding with guests having 4-6 weeks to respond.
If you have any further RSVP questions please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org