Replies to a shower invitation become precious gifts for a bride when they're returned with recipes that loved ones hold dear. With these RSVPs (great for a shower with a cooking or kitchen theme), even those who can't attend will take part in the celebration. You can save some time by having an office-supply store craft a stamp; just provide a design of how you want the card to look, including a place for the guest to fill in her name, response, and recipe (see the Guide for our template). Stamp on blank 4-by-6-inch index cards, then send out RSVPs with the invitations. Once all of the replies have been received, the shower's host can put them in a recipe box and wrap it for the bride.
Recipe RSVP Cards
Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 27 2004