Is an online RSVP "less classy"

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Is an online RSVP "less classy?"
    No, in this age of technology, totally acceptable : (32 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, but in this age of technology, I think it's acceptable : (53 votes)
    35 %
    No, easier and more eco friendly! : (26 votes)
    17 %
    Yes, I think that for a wedding, only a paper RSVP is appropriate : (41 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s fine! I did an online RSVP (but I did also set up a google voicemail for our older guests/guests who aren’t so internet-savvy) and am SO glad I did! Not only is it cheaper and more environmentally friendly, but it’s way easier! The guests are not given the opportunity to accidentally fill it out incorrectly or invite unwanted guests… they just click and done! It’s also obviously a lot faster. IMO you might want to set up a google voicemail or something as well for those who might not want to do it online. I have some family members who are on the interent all the time but still preferred to call the voicemail. I was surprised! I don’t think it’s less classy, I think it’s non-traditional and smart 🙂

    Post # 4
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We’re having a super small wedding and we’re doing email RSVP’ing. The past three invitations I’ve received for weddings (and two of them were 250+ person weddings) have had the option of emailing RSVP and another wedding was completely email. I didn’t hear anything negative about it, I just heard good things about how it saved money on stamps (this was from guests too, not just the couples getting married) and how it was easier.

    I figure it’s easier to send an email these days than go to the mailbox/post office, even if it’s already prestamped. It may not be as “classy” or traditional, but I don’t see anythign wrong with it.

    Post # 6
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Totally fine! There’s nothing more classy than being environmentally concious and reducing your waste. 🙂

    Post # 7
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @LilRhodyGem:  lol I would but I’m not the OP 😉

    Post # 8
    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Online RSVP invites are the new way to handle events. It is not traditional, but completely fine.

    Post # 9
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it really depends on the formality of your wedding. For a low-key backyard wedding its definitely fine. However, for a formal or black tie wedding, I don’t think its appropriate. 

    Post # 11
    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would characterize it more as “less traditional” than “less classy.” You may have some invitees who second guess it, but I certainly wouldn’t have a problem with it. 

    Post # 12
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Yeah, I’d say it’s less classy, but at the same time, I don’t see anything wrong with having the RSVP online instead.

    What you need to ask yourself is:  do you care if it’s perceived as less classy?

    Post # 13
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Online RSVP=Totally fine(:

    Online/FB Wedding Invite=Expect a decline! haha


    Post # 14
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think they are, sorry.  Whenever I see them I think people didn’t want to pay for the return postage and to print the extra card.  

    Post # 15
    2173 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @figgnewton:  +1

    Just don’t do it through FaceBook!

    I prefer paper invitations cause I’m old school, but I see nothing wrong with online RSVPs (provided your guests know how they work!).

    Post # 16
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s fine. I actually received an invitation through Facebook for a formal wedding And didn’t look down on the bride for it. She had major surgery before the wedding, so we were thankful she was alive. 

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