Help! Wedding website/e-vites/online rsvp… have you done any or all?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We sent paper inviations, and used mywedding.com for RSVP’s, and it worked great.  We put the link on the back side of the invitaiton, since we thought a URL on the front looked awful.

People could add their own guests, and, since we named each guest on the inner envelopes, people did not add anyone not invited.  We also, however, did invite entire families, either naming the children on the envelope, or, in a couple of cases with too many kids, writing “and family.”

You can also password protect the whole site, if you want.

You can add multiple events, so people can RSVP for the ceremony, and the reception, separately.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@MDolly: We got a paper invite from some friends of ours that asked us to RSVP to an email address they set up specifically for that purpose. 

I think that was a lot easier than RSVPing through a wedding website. 

Post # 5
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We used Wedding Wire but sent paper invites.

On the invite it reads “Jane Smith and Guest”, so for RSVPing we added two guests named Jane Smith and “Guest of Jane Smith”. Same as PP, you can add multiple events – Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We used paper invites and RSVP’s primarily because of the age of some of our guests (and their non-computer use), but our website is through AppyCouple and I do have the RSVP option on there as well.  So far WE LOVE IT. I 100% wish I could have used this for all my RSVPs.  It has been so easy, especially with the food options.  I went on to set up RSVPs for my bridal shower at the request of my MOH and the rehearsal dinner.  It shows you exactly who has responded, what they responded, who hasn’t responded and you can download it into a spreadsheet.  I have my guest list set up in families, which is awesome.  You pick a head of the household and they are able to RSVP for the entire house, or they can still individually pick.

 

It’s not free, but it is in beta right now so you’re able to get some pretty good discounts.  It’s $28 normally, but they tweet out some discount codes all the time.  I ended up paying $20 and they’ll host it forever.  You are also able to share wedding pictures through there, and there is no limit!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are using paper invites but are RSVPing through our joint email account that we set up for the wedding and then future use. I like this idea because then we can send out additional information if needed. I’ve had two friends use this and I really liked it. Our weddingwire site does however have a link for RSVPs and you can choose how to do names with a couple different options. Additionally, I think you can do dinner options too. We jsut thought RSVP to an email would be easier than trusting the site to count everyone. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MDolly:  http://glosite.com/ will let you do all this.  It’s what we’re using.  depending on how many guests, etc. there is a fee, but we’ve found it is way more than worth it.

2) Ability to invite a “plus one” for guests who are single? If so, how? And how would the “plus one” rsvp?
We have unknown plus ones listed as first/last “John Doe’s Guest.”  When John rsvp’s, part of his personalized rsvp questions include asking his guest’s name, rsvp yes/no, meal preferences, etc.
 
3) Ability to invite a “couple” through one invite (ie. John and Cathy Smith), but get separate RSVP’s from them? Or is it one rsvp per invitation (Even if that invitation is addressed to two people, but sent only to one of their email addresses). 

 Our e-invites go out through emails sent by our site.  So we can send invite both ppl in a couple, or just one, it doesn’t matter.  Our rsvp lets anybody in the same “household” rsvp for everyone within that household.  Our website recognizes guests by their email addresses.  

4) Do you send your evite through your wedding website (is this possible?) or do you have to send it from an outside source (ie. paperless post e-vites)? If so, how do you “connect” the two (list a link on the evite that directs guests to your website?) 

Our e-invites go out through our website and it’s very easy- the guest list is there along with any groups we want to contact specifically (for instance bridal party, bachelorette guests, out-of-town guests, etc.).

5) Ability for guests to input important info regarding vegetarian meal, allergies/dietary restrictions in the online RSVP’s? (There doesn’t seem to be a spot for guests to add remarks/concerns etc… just the “yes” or “no” for attendance, and maybe meal options, which we don’t need and wouldn’t cover the guests’ need to inform us of any restrictions)

 we can have our guests answer any questions we want.  Including listing any dietary restrictions, choosing between meal options we specify, letting us know what hotel they’re staying at, if they’ve made reservations yet, when they’re arriving- literally anything.

If you can’t tell yet, we are using this website because we think it’s the best 😉 works really well for our needs and is fully customizable without being a hassle.

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