Talk to anyone that’s planned a party before and they’ll tell you how hard it is to get people to RSVP to the event. Gone are the days when you would send a formal acceptance to even the most humble of backyard shin digs. At Little Sister Invitations, we have spoken to many a past bride who has echoed this sentiment, saying that asking guests to reply by the set date was so difficult.

There are a few simple and fun options though that you can include that are sure to have your guests scrambling to reply ASAP.

1. Include A Song Request

Having an option for your guests to request one or two of their favourite songs is a great way to not only encourage them to reply, but also gives them an incentive to get up on the dance floor at your wedding. It’s also a really great way to get an idea of the type of music your guests are going to respond to, and your DJ or band will love you as you can give them a comprehensive song list for them to play and get the dance floor pumping!

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2. Include Multiple Reply Options

Another funky option is to have a few ‘off the wall’ or ‘quirky’ reply options. Instead of the obligatory ‘X’ person is either a) ‘Yes I am coming’ or b) ‘No I am not’, spice it up a little and throw a few options in that will really get your guests giggling. Perhaps you have a bit of an on-going joke amongst your group of friends that you could work into the replies, or you just know your friends and family will have a bit of fun with it. Get creative, it’s your wedding, you can have whatever you want!

3. Have Your Guest Fill Out Their Reply

Finally, why not have your guests fill out their reply card in almost all of their own wording to really get their creative juices flowing! Having a ‘fill in’ RSVP means your guests can think of some super imaginative ways to let you know if they can or can’t join you in celebrating your wedding. It also makes for fun reading when they arrive back in your letterbox, and is a sneaky way to embarrass your guests by reading out some of the more obscure responses during the speeches!

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These are just a few of the options we’ve come up with to encourage and entice your guests to reply. There are so many different options you can choose, and it really is a great way of show casing your individuality as a couple!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Some really great ideas for RSVP cards – asking guests to fill in their own reply card is so much fun; imagine the answers you’ll get!

About Little Sister Invitations: I often get asked about where the ‘Little Sister Invitations’ name comes from. Quite simply put, Little Sister Invitations stems from the fact the I myself am a ‘little sister’! To my two older brothers, David & Matthew. I love helping clients choose the perfect stationery to match their event and my strong graphic design background gives me the knowledge to design with practicality in mind.