Experience with online RSVPs? Phone number RSVP service?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Would you do an online RSVP for your wedding?
    No, that's "tacky" : (5 votes)
    10 %
    I'd strongly consider it : (12 votes)
    24 %
    Absolutely doing an online RSVP! : (32 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @balto:  We did this and it worked brilliantly…we had 80 or more percent of replies back withtin the first week…

    Post # 4
    Member
    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    We did online rsvp and it worked out well.

    Post # 5
    Member
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @balto:  Our mywedding.com website has an RSVP function.  Even though we’re sending out paper invitations and RSVP cards, our guests have already begun to respond via the website!  I say go for it, phone service not necessary.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    @balto:  As a guest, I love the online RSVP, but I haven’t tried to set one up yet.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    3085 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

    I would love to do an RSVP online. Instead of a phone service, why not send regualar RSVP cards in your invites ONLY to your non-tech-savvy/older guests who may not be comfortable doing online RSVP? Or include a phone number on an insert in the invite for those?

    Post # 9
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I did an online RSVP but did not include it in my invitation suite. What I did was set up the online serivce and as I got the paper RSVPs, I input the information into the online database. That way it was accurate and organized and I didn’t have people who would return the paper RSVP + still RSVP online. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We did an online RSVP, through mywedding.com, which also housed our website.  There were definitely people who weren’t computer savvy, but we felt that anyone who couldn’t get online would use their smarts and just call us.  It wasn’t an issue at all.  We chased very few RSVPs, which was great!

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @balto:  I didn’t vote because I wouldn’t do online/phone RSVP’s but I don’t think they’re tacky.  I just want to get the little envelopes in the mail!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I am def doing electronic RSVPs. I’ve heard arguments that paper is more convenient for guests (really, how is filling it out and dropping it in your mailbox or PO more convenient than clicking a few times on your computer? But I digress….)

    I figure you will call for paper RSVPs anyway, so if you don’t get replies online, just call. I think it probably saves a lot of money and paper (in the environmental friendly way). 

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @beemyname:  that I love mail and I want the little envelopes 🙂

    Post # 16
    Member
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I did an online RSVP using a simple Google Doc (check out the Good Document “Form”) via my wedding website.  It was easy and completely customizable.  If you are decent with technology and have a wedding website I think it’s unnecessary to pay for a service.

    For the phone number – why not just give your phone number?

    Alternatively, you could include a traditional mail-in RSVP card in the invites that go to older guests only.

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