Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pin Of The Week: Invisible Ink For Your RSVPs

Wedding planning makes you neurotic. It also makes you feel really awful about all the things you accidentally and unintentionally did wrong.

Like the time I forgot to RSVP on time, so my card was in the mail when my friend called to see if I was coming or not. It's not that I meant to send it late; it's just what happened. But when someone missed the RSVP date for our engagement party, sending me into Stressville, I understood.

Or the time I forgot to mail my recipe card back to the maid of honor before another wedding, so I had to pack it with me when I flew cross-country (then slip it into the book).

Honest mistake.

Or the time you forgot to write your name on the RSVP card, but checked the box to say you were coming.

Yes, that happens. But this week's Pin of the Week is a way to fix that.

I found this pin where someone used invisible ink to write "my money" on their money. Great ... but kinda useless. Until you think about it.

Let's say you used this invisible ink to write on the back of your RSVP cards. You can either write a number, which would correspond to the guest's name, or just write the name on the back. Doesn't matter because the guest won't see it. Then, when you receive an RSVP back that doesn't have a name written on it, you can just use a black light to check the back of the card.

Don't have an invisible ink pen and a black light? Don't worry. You can actually purchase a four-pack of invisible ink pens with black lights attached on Amazon.

Really, this idea is a good one. A great one, even. Even if you're not up to the stage in your wedding planning where you're sending out invitations, you should definitely pick up some invisible ink pens. It will save you a potential headache in the future, and, honestly, that's how I've been planning my wedding. Anticipating fires and putting them out before they even start. It's actually been incredibly helpful (and shocking because I've never been one who was known as a "planner").

BRIDAL BABBLE: How did you keep track of your RSVP cards?


  1. I saw this on Pinterest as well. I'm definitely doing it! Thanks for the Amazon link! I'm a North Carolina bride to be myself, planning for next June. Many blessings and well wishes to you and Pete!

  2. Barnes and Noble has pens that have the black light on the top for $2.99! Worked amazingly on our Invitations RSVP's (put numbers on the back corresponding to each person)!!! :)