Has anyone done online RSVP successfully?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pandaroo:  I used mywedding.com for our online RSVPs, however I think the success of an online RSVP has more to do with your guests.  If there are older, or not-so-tech-savy guests, you may want to do an alternative (i.e. phone) RSVP.

Post # 4
Hostess
30315 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pandaroo:  I used theknot.com’s online rsvp/website successfully. I thought it was simple and pretty straightforward. 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I’m doing online RSVP though our wedding website. I imagine it will be like the PP said: tech-savvy guests will have no problem; tech-luddites will need some kind of follow-up. 

Personally, I like the way that google “forms” (and others) automatically put the replies into an excel-type document, so you have it all organized as they RSVPs come in. 😀

Post # 6
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

We used theknot.com for a wedding website and online RSVP. It worked out pretty well. A few of FMIL’s older friends thought they could just tell her they were coming though…maybe it’s a generational thing? Could you print a few cards for the older guests? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve been to wedding where the rsvp was completely online through their knot.com or wedding channel website.  It worked really easily and nicely.  We aren’t doing that because we have elderly invitees who don’t use a computer and my mom is managing the guest list since I’m out of state, and she isn’t exactly computer savvy.  Maybe have a second option for those guests (put an rsvp card in just theirs or offer phone rsvps)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My FI is a software developer so he is building an online RSVP program for our wedding website. It’s a big project! Hopefully it works fine – we will also be collecting dietary requirements and info re who needs a lift to the reception venue. I honestly think everyone will cope except maybe my grandparents, and even they know how to email. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

 

pengoala:  using the knot’s website for RSVP it doesn’t allow me to see where you can put in how many are coming. when i review what it looks like it only has option for names, not how many are attending.  is your’s different? im having trouble with this and trying to see a better option. thanks.

Post # 10
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397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

pandaroo:  I used TheKnot online RSVP through our website set up by them. It was easy and straight forward. As for older/not tech-savy guests, they either just told me yes/no and I did it for them, or they had someone RSVP online for them. It’s super easy and definitely saved us a bundle on postage.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was just wondering the same thing. I’m glad so many have had great success with online RSVPs. Now I am pretty positive that this is the way I will go too 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

pandaroo:  Yes, but our wedding was only about 50 people and we didn’t use a service, we just told them to leave a guestbook note on our wedding website or email us. It was no problem, worked out great.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We’re using glosite.com for our website and rsvps and it’s working out so well.  We didn’t include an option for mail-in, phone, or email and at 4 months out, over 60% of our invited guests have rsvpd.   In addition to our paper save the dates & invites, we’re sending e-vites that match the paper ones, arrive in e-envelopes, and link directly to the website to make rsvping that much easier.

We’re having a destination wedding of about 115 ppl and only about 10 of them are fully non-tech savvy and in households w/nobody tech savvy.  We’re getting those ppl’s rsvps through relatives who are in close contact with them and with us.  

It’s completely customizable, so we have it set up to recognize each guest by their email address (that way bridal party can see rehearsal info, etc., while others don’t), and guests can rsvp for their entire household (without seeing who can/can’t bring kids & who does/doesn’t get a plus 1), there’s a space to allow ppl write in names of guests, send us questions, let us know meal choice, what hotel they’ll be in, and when they’re arriving/departing to/from the area, etc.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had online-only RSVPs.  Only one guest (who was nearly 80) had trouble with them.  We still had trouble with some guests who didn’t bother to RSVP, or thought telling us orally was good enough–but I think we would have had those issues even if we had included reply cards.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We did online RSVP through the website my husband made for our wedding. On our RSVP cards we wrote it out explicitly to RSVP online or call us, and we put our numbers. That was for our less-computer friendly people. It worked great!

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