Has the Fourth of July always been a popular time for people to get engaged? My personal Facebook feed was filled with engagement announcements over the holiday weekend! Who do you know that’s in the midst of wedding planning?
Today’s post goes along well with all of the wedding bells in the air because we are taking a trip down memory lane so I can show you the super fun mad lib wedding RSVP card that I created for my wedding back in 2012.
If you missed it, I recently kicked of a new blog series where I’m spending wedding season sharing about all of the DIY aspects of my wedding. Since I didn’t have a blog when we got married, I’m hoping you’ll relive the memories with me this summer!
DIY Mad Lib Wedding RSVP Cards
My favorite part of our wedding invitations is the mad lib wedding rsvps we created. Instead of asking guests to mail back a boring card, we got creative and made a fill-in-the-blank, mad lib style RSVP card. The card was a big hit so I wanted to share it with you today. You are welcome to adapt it for your own invitations.
Here’s what our diy rsvp cards looked like. I designed it as a postcard with the mad lib on one side, and a basic postcard format on the other side. We included postage so it was a breeze for guests to return.
If you’re having trouble reading the photo, here’s the text:
[blockquote source=]RSVP Mad Lib
Fill in the blanks!
We are/I am ___________ (adjective) to be invited to Emily & David’s wedding
We are/I am ___________ (adjective) that we ______ (can/cannot) be there.
We hope the DJ plays _____________ (favorite song) so we can _________ (verb).
______________ (your name)[/blockquote]
We tucked the diy RSVP card into our pocket invitation with the other inserts and eagerly waited for replies to start rolling in.
I love snail mail, so receiving these in the mail leading up to our wedding was a blast! It was so entertaining to read people’s responses!
I kept a spreadsheet of the replies as they came in to keep track of the guest count, and I also added everyone’s favorite songs so I could share with our DJ.
The mad lib cards were too fun to keep to ourselves, so we secretly decided to give silly awards to our favorites and display them at our reception. David and I sorted through them came up with some award names, which I printed on circles of cardstock and added ribbon with a glue dot. In case you’re curious, our award categories were:
- Speediest Reply – two people tied for this award
- Best Handwriting
- Fancy Sticker Award (my mom stuck a pretty sticker onto her card)
- Using The Word ‘Frolic’
- Best Closing (it was ‘catch ya on the flip side’)
- Best Adjective Choice
- Best Use Of A Fake Word
- Best Reason For Not Coming (they were getting married the same day)
- Slightly Inappropriate
- Best Use Of Inside Jokes
- Bride’s Favorite Dance Song
- Groom’s Favorite Song Request
There was a big open wall along the dance floor, so we paper clipped the RSVPs to ribbon and hung them in rows. When guests arrived that night, it looked like a garland that matched our decorations. But as they walked closer, they discovered their RSVPs were displayed for everyone to get a chuckle from. The lucky award winners were certainly ecstatic to have bragging rights for the night!
This project was a super simple way to add some humor to our invitations, and they become a fantastic conversation piece at our wedding reception.
If you are planning wedding or party invitations, consider incorporating a fill-in-the-blank, mad lib wedding RSVP card. People will get a good chuckle from it!
What’s the most creative DIY RSVP card you’ve seen?
More From The Our DIY Wedding Series
Are you enjoying talking about weddings? Check out more from this blog series:
It’s so fun to share the DIY elements of our wedding day with you, and I’ll be back with another installment in this series soon. Until, then, happy wedding season!
FREE GUIDE: 12 Ways To Automate Your To-Do List (That Won't Cost A Dime)
Discover practical, easy-to-implement ideas for automating some of the recurring tasks on your to-do list. Subscribe to have the free guide sent straight to your inbox.