eRSVP Wording?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  That’s exactly what I did! My wedding is in less than 4 weeks and using the website has been really helpful.

The only thing I can say is that we used punchbowl becuase another friend sent her save the dates through that website and we were sad to discover after using it that if you send more than 100 invites, you have to pay. we had only a handful more people to invite, so we ended up paying $20/mo for it just because it would have been too confusing to try and find a free one later.

Read the fine print!

Post # 5
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are doing online RSVP as well. What I did was make little RSVP cards from the business cards on Vistaprint- you can often get 250 for FREE (you just pay shipping) – sign up with them and they’ll start sending you offers left and right. Just wait for the one that says free business cards!

One side had the deadline and our our website, and the other had a few phone numbers for people that don’t have access to a computer. Cheap and easy!!! Took me about five minutes to create! 

Post # 6
1644 posts
Bumble bee

@icanhearyousmile:  If your guests are very very proper, they will take out their own stationery and write you a polite note, immediately, regardless of whether you provide a form-letter response card or an email address. So feel free to provide an email address for responding — the guests who are not “very very proper” themselves certainly have no cause to be taking offense at it!

You probably do need to put a “please reply by” date for practical purposes, just because so many modern folk do think in terms of deadlines. When I was a girl, even putting “R.s.v.p.” or “The favour of a reply is requested” on the invitation at all was discouraged, since one was supposed to trust one’s guests to know such simple good-manners basics. But it was on Princess Elizabeth’s wedding invitations, so even sticklers had to allow that it had become acceptable, and including the “by when” date falls into the same category.

Post # 8
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@icanhearyousmile:  We are having a very small, casual, low budget wedding and set up the website with all the parking info, maps, etc.

At the bottom of our invitation, we wrote “Please RSVP online by visiting before DATE.”

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