RSVPs are a necessary evil for any party. Chances are, a lot of people will RSVP yes, then not come, some will not RSVP and show up, and then there’s the ones that think they’re allowed to bring 47 guests and their dog.
However, why not make fun RSVPs for your wedding. Maybe, just maybe, more people will respond. Here’s 10 ideas for wedding RSVP wording and designs that are actually fun.
I’ve got themes, wording, and shapes. These fun RSVPs aren’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for something a little off-beat, then you’ve come to the right place.
For the freebie this time, I’m giving away the mad lib template. It’s free of the names and date so you can download and use it for your own fun RSVPs. Get it on the Journey Junkies page, or sign up here, if you’re not a member.
Wedding RSVPs that Aren’t Boring
The first 3 non-traditional RSVPs are all about fun themes. I’ve got classic, movie, and musical. However, you could pretty much do any theme.
First up is a classic style RSVP but you can tear it off the invite. This is great because it means you only have to send one item to your guests which cuts down on printing costs. This can be added to any of our regular-shaped invites. I create the tear-off portion for you so they come ready to mail. Plus, I’ll change the wording just a bit so it explains the process to your guests. Just find the invitation that’s right for you, choose a package with an RSVP, then request the “tear-off” RSVP when purchasing your package.
This next idea is for movie lovers and could work for more than a wedding. If you love movies, this one is for you. The RSVP is in the shape of clapperboard (yes, that’s what it’s called, I had to look it up!). Make your wedding hollywood glam with this fun RSVP wording.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not a fan of the “song requests” on RSVPs. Personally, I don’t know a lot of people who would actually write a song down. However, if music really is your thing, then try this new twist on the song request. I promise, I won’t judge you and if you invite me, I will put a song down, but you probably won’t like it. Sorry.
Wedding RSVP Wording that’s Unique
Another fun idea for non-traditional RSVPs is fun wording. Warning: the below are not for everyone. If your guests are not into sarcasm, you might want to walk away. Although, if you’re here and reading about these, then you probably don’t care if you’re guests don’t like it, as long as you like it.
Mad libs have been around for a while and they can be tricky if not done correctly. You want to make sure not to confuse anyone. Ultimately you need to know if they’re coming so I didn’t make mine too cute or too confusing. If you’re looking for the free version. Download it on the Journey Junkies page, and sign up here, if you’re not a member.
This next idea is near and dear to my heart which is travel themed. I made this one globe-shaped with fun travel-themed wording to match. However, it doesn’t have to be fun-shaped to be travel themed. We used this wording for our wedding, which wasn’t destination.
I have to say, I do love sarcasm and this RSVP is too fun and honest. It’s not for everyone, but it’s fun for the right couple. Be prepared that you might get a little back lash from some family and friends. Not everyone thinks it’s cute, but you have my support.
The last category is all about fun shapes. One of my favorite things to design is an invite, RSVP, or pretty much anything else in a non-traditional shape. So, I definitely had to make a few fun shaped RSVPs.
This ticket shape invite is perfect for the destination wedding. The RSVP portion of the design is a tear-off.
Another perfect destination wedding RSVP is this airplane shaped design. It comes in a booklet with the invite and a details card.
If you know me or follow my work, you know that I love mason jars. I definitely can’t make new designs without them.
This last idea is another that’s great for destination weddings, but can be adapted to any theme. You can tie it to the side of the invite as a little extra or make a booklet like the one below.
Looking for Your Own Fun RSVP?
If you liked the mad lib idea for a fun RSVP and want to DIY-it then be sure to download our free template on the Journey Junkies page. Download the PDF, then write in the bits (wedding date, bride and groom names) for your guest so they’ll know how it works. Leave the details of their names and number attending blank. Print as many as you need, but please don’t sell it, that’s stealing.
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