(Closed) Help! Any Bees whose RSVP cards were by e-mail/website only

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

our options were

phone in (we purchased a pay as you go phone from target so guests could call that instead of our cell phones and just every few days we checked the messages)

website rsvp

email rsvp (we made a specific email just for that too)

it worked really well! we still had to chase down some people but i think regardless of the ways you go with thatll always happen. but we had some compliments and quite a few people commending us for doing it that way vs mail in!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did it both ways, mail and online.  With 2 days to go on RSVPs, we’re only waiting on 9 out of 71.  I think that’s pretty good.  I think giving people multiple options really helped, even though most of our RSVPs still came by mail.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did it by email AND phone/text, and it really has been stressful… i think out of all the invitations i maybe.. MAYBE have gotten back about 30% of the RSVP’s i was expecting.. Yeah, kind of a bummer.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve got the RSVP option via our website so guests go to the website and RSVP.

We have guests all over the world (FI is British and lives in London) so giving pre-stamped envelopes and relying on the postal service was something I didn’t feel comfortable with..

It was supposed to be easier in this day of thriving technology but I’ve gotten a lot of people get lazy on me saying “you know i’m coming~ can’t you just do it for me? Do i HAVE TO go to the website and do it?”

also, it was password protected at first but people were having troubles so now I made it ANYONE can RSVP… I am just glad I didn’t share the website I am so proud of with my 900+ fb friends before invites went out…

What I do LOVE is that I set up a wedding-only email address that all the RSVP emails go to so whenever I have mail in that box I know I’ve gotten an RSVP! Also, I don’t have to wait for the mailman OR worry about RSVPs getting lost in the mail…

when people have issues they speak to myself or my parents first and the info is relayed to me and I just RSVP for them… I really do like it tho!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had our RSVPs by email or phone, and worked great.  We also had lots of overseas invites, so I wanted to make it as simple as possible.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we did ours only through our website and it’s been fantastic so far.   We knew everyone coming has internet, and they totally loved the idea.  They also got to pick their meal choices once they responded.    i’m so glad i did it that way. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We sent traditional RSVP’s but did not include postage because we also had an insert that stated what our website was and that this would be the best way to RSVP. Our RSVP date is Sept. 15 but we have gotten about half of our replies back already and no one has had any issues with it being mainly online.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

we did an online RSVP or phone option. about 80% used the website.

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