Deciduous Press

Types of Response Cards for your Wedding Invitations

An explanation of the styles of cards available

A letterpress response card is a beautiful way of helping your guests to respond to your wedding invitation. For catering purposes, you’ll need to know how many guests will be attending your ceremony and reception. Matching your Invitation design, response cards can be as complex or as simple as your wedding requires. They are an easy way for your guests to let you know if they will be able to attend your wedding day.

The Options

At Deciduous Press we offer 2 different types of response card to match our wedding invitations. Your choice will depend on your wedding style, your budget and of course personal preference.

Response Card (Small) with Matching Envelope

The first option is a traditional response card with matching envelope and optional return address printing on the envelope front. The small response card allows plenty of space for including details such as an RSVP date, plus space for guests to include their names and other information like dietary requirements or transport requirements. The matching envelope looks gorgeous with the letterpress printed return address. This also makes it simple for your guests to pop the response card into the post box for return postage. We also recommend including a stamp on your response envelope ready to post.

RSVP Postcard (Small or Medium)

The second option is a Postcard-style response card which does not require an envelope for postage. The card is printed with your Return address (usually on the right of the design) so that it can be return posted to you without requiring an envelope. We offer 2 sizes of Postcard - Small and Medium - with the larger Medium size allowing more space for response areas and design elements. We recommend including a stamp on your postcard to make it easy for your guests to post.

Response Card Etiquette

Give your guests sufficient time to respond to your wedding, leaving yourselves a week or so to get in touch with them if you haven’t received a reply by the requested date. Generally, your RSVP date should be around 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding, unless if your reception / catering requires numbers earlier.

If you need more inspiration and ideas for response card wording or design, we recommend browsing our Collection of letterpress invitation designs. All of our suites include a Response card (Small) with matching envelope and an example Response card is included in our free Sample Pack. Any suite can be designed with a Response card or RSVP Postcard to suit your circumstances.

We appreciate the amount of work and planning that goes into a wedding, invitations and stationery being only one of these. If you have any questions regarding organising your stationery, feel free to contact us.

Looking for more?

View our Collection of semi-custom wedding stationery suites
Request our free sample pack and feel our letterpress printing first hand
Take a look at our extensive design options and changes available

What our clients say...

Andrea, thank you for the absolutely wonderful job you did with our invitations. You really went above and beyond to help us with our vision. They're just gorgeous and have everyone gushing. You've really helped to make everything come together.
- Sarah & John (QLD Australia)
The invitations are lovely. Thank you so much. We are both very happy. It has been such a pleasant experience working with you, thank you again.
- Rebecca & Alban (NSW Australia)
I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU! Our invitations are absolutely beautiful. So elegant. We absolutely love them. Your service has been impeccable and we couldn't ask for a better product. Thank you so much, it's been an absolute pleasure dealing with you.
- Olivia & George (VIC Australia)