(Closed) Anyone NOT sending response cards with invites?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did have a separate card labeled “Response,” but it was directing people to RSVP via website or phone. We set up a separate google voice number for it.

It has worked out really well. Most of the people RSVP’d via the website (or email if we work with them, and then we just added it), some told us face to face their RSVP, and a few older people called. The people who haven’t RSVP’d now, past the deadline, are NOT due to the method of RSVP… they’re all young and would like an online RSVP.

I don’t regret it at all. It has directed people to our website (which is handy because it is out of town for 100% of people and there is important info on there that was in the invites but gave me another chance to reinforce it), it saved money, and it saved rage about wasted money when 40% of people hadn’t RSVP’d.

Post # 5
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I won’t be. Btw thanks for the wording. I have wrecking my brain trying to figure out the correct verbiage!

Post # 6
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We did use response cards and put stamps on every one of them and only got a handful back!  It made me so mad.  So I would def. go with the website thing because you can always call people when they don’t respond and it won’t be a waste of a stamp and money!

Post # 7
8473 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I actually loved seeing those response cards in the mail. It got my family and I all excited to open them. 

I am old-fashioned, so you know what I’d pick. 

Post # 8
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t send response cards – but sent something similar to one of the other bees, where I included an RSVP card that directed them to RSVP on our wedding website or by phone. 

Post # 9
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m going to do something similar to @NAvery:. Partly because we’re getting married in Sweden, it would be such a hassle to send the bulk of the invitations to my mum in Sweden and then have her add the postage fee for them to go here! Also, most of the guests will find it much easier to RSVP via our webpage. For the older guests, I think they prefer a phone call to something they have to post. Then they get the chance to talk to my parents for a bit!

Post # 10
12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We gave the options of RSVP-ing on the website, by e-mail, or by phone!

So far, all but three have used the website!

Post # 11
11289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@stephko99: I did this, though I think it’s more custom in England as I hadn’t seen including RSVPs with the invites until I came on here

Post # 12
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@stephko99:  we aren’t sending out RSVP cards, only adding a note with our email address & phone number, and also the option of messaging through our website. a lot of our guests live abroad so it only made sense, and it saves money all round for everyone with no need for postage. i don’t think people will find it tacky, i hope not!

Post # 13
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just ordered my invitations today and I’m not including a response card. At first I wasn’t too sure and didn’t want to look cheap but I did some research and it seems like more and more people are forgoing the traditional RSVP card. We will give the options of RSVP-ing on the website, by e-mail, or by phone as well. I’ve heard a lot of friends say that a lot of people didn’t send the response card back and they had to chase after people so I think this is much easier. People are more likely to reply by email or on a wedding website.

Post # 14
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

5 out of the last 5 weddings I have been invited to just asked for response by email, no reply card. I think its really becoming the norm now. I still did reponse cards with stamps because I love getting mail! ha ha

Post # 15
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

We aren’t  🙂

There are exactly two people on my guestlist who don’t own or know how to use a computer.  They will get response cards and self addressed envelopes with their invitation, everyone else will have a card with the info directing them to RSVP on our wedding website.   Extra cards, envelopes and stamps add unnecessary costs IMO and we’re not getting any help with the wedding, I’m cutting where I can  😀

Post # 16
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

I will be directing people to rsvp on our website or to call me directly, and im putting it on a response card (but obviously minus the extra envelope and stamp!)

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