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What Brought About The Invention Of Response Cards?

There are actually so many reasons that brought about the creation of response cards. One of them is spoiling of catered food during occasions since most of the invited guests weren�t able to show up. Or there are so many uninvited guests that have been sent to proxy the invited individuals and since they are to attend an �alien� party they would often time brought along some of their friends. Another is for safety reasons like to prevent party crashers and thieves posing as guest to just join in the party.

RSVP Cards vs. Response Cards

You must be wondering what sets response cards apart from RSVP invitations? The difference lies on the formality of how response and RSVP cards are worded. The RSVP cards are often times worded in a less formal manner, guests are usually asked to check either the box that says attending or not attending. On the other hand, response cards are more formal and more detailed since its not only the names of attending guests that are required but also the number of people that they are going to bring along with them or if not the number of individuals that would pose for them.

Problems with Response Cards

But just like the use of RVSP cards there are also some problems with response cards that may be met along the way. One problem is when your guest forgets to write their names or have written illegibly. You may solve this problem by assigning each of your guests a corresponding number and then discreetly writing the number on the back of the response cards. This way even if your guests forgets to write their names or had written illegibly you may still know from whom the response card came from.

Another thing, if you are to create a fill-in-the-blank type of response cards try to leave some space where your guests may write their messages to you. And of course you may keep these response cards as part of your memorabilia. Moreover, if you want to know the number of attending guests (plus their own brought along guests) you may provide for a slot wherein they may place the number.

And then have your response card pre-addressed and stamped for return mailing or you may include your telephone number, mobile phone number and email address where your guests may be able to reach you. For large families you may include a slot wherein they may put how many of them are attending the ceremony and how many are attending the reception but be very careful with your words since there is that danger you may offend your guests.

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Jinky Mesias

Jinky C. Mesias is a lover of simple things and of nature. She spends most of her time reading and writing poetry. For comments and suggestions kindly visit: http://www.mypostcardprinting.com/brochure-printing-services.html


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