(Closed) Am I being cheap?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What would you do if your only option to RSVP was on a wedding website?
    I would think that it was really cheap! : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I think it's a great idea and money saver! : (14 votes)
    37 %
    I like it, but maybe there should be a second option like a phone number, too. : (22 votes)
    58 %
    Other (please explain below) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I think it’s a great idea! Saves paper and money!

    Post # 4
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I had a friend who did that for her wedding, I don’t know how the older guests felt about it, but I loved it.  It was much easier for me to go online and click yes than to mail an RSVP.  But, I know I couldn’t do that for my wedding, because it would most likely confuse many of my older guests.

    So no, I don’t think it’s cheap.  I think it’s much more modern.  But, only do it if your guests are all computer savvy.

    Post # 5
    5985 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i dont think it is cheap but i dont think it is a good idea. you say “almost” every guest. what about your elder guests? how will they RSVP? you need to atleast give them another option. you could send RSVPs to your younger guests who you know have access to the internet and can easily RSVP. this is a happy medium. it saves you money but also does not inconvenience anyone. 

    please do not expect elders to RSVP online 😀

    I am all for any way to save some dough; very smart 😀

    Post # 6
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s a great idea, but I would be aware that grandma and great uncle so and so might have a tough time RSVPing that way. You might have to make more phone calls at the end to gather up RSVPs.

    Post # 7
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think older guests would probably not be comfortable RSVPing online. 

    Post # 8
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    majority of the inviations I’ve gotten over the last couple of years were a – hand delivered to save on postage and b – rsvp by email.  I love it! I thought hand delivering was nice, you get to see the couple, and I don’t have to worry about my RSVP being lost in the mail.  The older people would probably let someone else in the family know that they would like to attend.

    Post # 9
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it’s a good idea, but I would include a phone number as well.  

    Post # 10
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We did an invitation but we also did an rsvp card.. which wasnt one that they had to send back.

    It just said to send rsvp via email or telephone. Saved us including an envelope for them just to tick a box and send it.  The older generation liked to use the phone, so thats why I included it.

    Post # 11
    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That’s exactly what we’re doing!

    Post # 14
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    That’s what I did, and so far it’s going just fine!  The oldest guests on the invite list were among the first to RSVP, and then they followed it up with an email explaining why they can’t make it.  Pretty much everyone is internet savvy, and if they really can’t figure it out, the odds are they know your phone number or the phone number of your of FI’s parents, and can get a hold of you that way.  However, I did wish, after the invitations had been printed that I’d remembered to add a phone number, just to be on the safe side, so I would do it if I were you–just for peace of mind.

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