Post # 1
Starting just to look into costs of things and I was thinking that we could maybe do a paper invitation with no RSVP card and just ask guests to RSVP online. It would save money on paper & stamps and would be a little more environmentally friendly.
FI doesn’t have any grandparents and both of mine are pretty internet savvy for their age. I don’t think it would be an issue for them to figure it out.
My only question is, is this looked at as “less classy” than a paper RSVP? Obviously it’s less traditional…
What do you think bees?
Post # 3
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
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
Totally fine! There’s nothing more classy than being environmentally concious and reducing your waste. 🙂
Post # 7
@LilRhodyGem: lol I would but I’m not the OP 😉
Post # 8
Online RSVP invites are the new way to handle events. It is not traditional, but completely fine.
Post # 9
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 # 10
@kkish3: Oopsie! Sorry!
@DreamingofDiamonds: You should put up a poll!
Post # 11
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
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
Online RSVP=Totally fine(:
Online/FB Wedding Invite=Expect a decline! haha
Post # 14
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
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
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.