Sorry in advance this is long, there a couple factors to consider here... I am getting married 5/6/16 in Nassau, Bahamas (woo!). As part of our weekend, we are having a Welcome/Rehearsal Dinner that all resort (Sandals) guests are invited to in addition to our ceremony + reception. Both meals are sit down, NOT buffet style.. therefore guests have to RSVP and select what they want for each meal. My question is regarding invites and RSVP/ Meal Cards. I want to see if any of you are having (or had) similar, and what the simplest way to do RSVP cards/get meal choices was. I'm looking to keep it SIMPLE and easy not only for me, but my guests! I tend to over complicate things :-)
We have 76 people RSVP/booked for the wedding (I know.. lots of amazing people are coming, we are VERY lucky that so many people are making the financial commitment and time off to be with us). So far, everyone is staying at our resort -- no one is staying off resort. However, I have heard that a small group might rent a house or stay somewhere else. Other than the Y and possible off site guests, we pretty much know everyone who is coming or not coming, but want to send invites of course. The options I thought of (please note: all options will still include sending invitations to all guests invited): 1.
Include RSVP cards with a simple Y___ / N___ option for just the Ceremony/Reception and Dinner to EVERYONE (without meal options included
)? Then try to find another way to have the Y people chose their meals? If so, what would that be (would like to avoid sending out two separate items) 2.
OR Include simple Y __ N__ RSVP cards to ONLY
people who have NOT booked (people who have booked we know their RSVP is Y). Then, for those who HAVE
booked their rooms, we include RSVP cards with meal options
for both events. So in this option, I would be getting 2 kinds of RSVP cards (**see below): 1 with Y/N, one with Y/N + Meals. Yes, it might be a little more work on my end sorting what goes in what envelope, but I don't mind. It would look something like this (similar to picture)
YES__ NO __
Meal __ Meal __
Challenges/things to consider:
YES__ NO __
Meal __ Meal__
1. I've read it's not proper etiquette to do Welcome + Reception dinner on same RSVP Card? I don't see that a huge issue, personally.. is this true? (don't freak out on me people!!
2. **Only resort guests
are able to come to the Welcome Dinner, so I don't want to send Welcome Dinner RSVP and Meal Card to EVERYONE if not everyone is permitted (resort policy for this one.)
Help a girl simplify!! Thank you all for your help!