- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Hello bees! I have searched for other posts about online RSVP’s, trying to tell my mom that really… it’s ok. Nobody is going to FREAK OUT and not come to my wedding simply because I asked them to go online.
I really really want to do it all online! I have it set up through one of the knot’s websites (I only post here though ;P) and my dad tested it out for me.
I wanted to include “response” cards, but they would say this: Please join us for an Adult Reception immediately following the ceremony…..We have reserved 2 seats in your honor…..Please RSVP by xx/xx/xxxx online at http://www.blahblahwebsite.com…. You will find directions, accomodations, and much more! You can also call us at 111-111-1111.
And then obviously we wouldn’t have the extra envelope and the stamp. My wonderful mom is arguing with me about this one. Now. She is paying for at least half the wedding, and has a very heavy hand with most of the planning (thank the good Lord we agree on 95% of things!) But she wants to insist that for our side, we go ahead and order 10 “regular” rsvp cards and 10 envelopes and stamps.
I will probably be ordering 100 invitations from zazzle, which also means 100 envelopes and 100 “response” cards. And then I would have to order 10 response cards separately because they will say different things. Plus the envelopes. I am estimating that it will come to about $20 (assuming I hit up a zazzle sale, which I am planning to do… $1 each for each card and envelope) plus almost 5$ for postage. (100 is the next level for “discount”, so if I only do 90 it’s at the 50 amount price. So it would be more expensive to order just 90 than 100) But then 10 online response cards get wasted.
It’s just $25 dollars bees, but it’s also $25. She wants to make all these signs for the bar and menu and they are $5 a piece (great deal) and I’m thinking “well there’s your signs!” (SNERK) I am budgeting down to every last dollar and I can think of 5 things off the top of my head I would MUCH rather use $25 for… go towards mixers for our open bar, go towards our food, go towards mirrors we have to buy anyway to finish off the centerpieces, go towards water bottles for the ceremony, go towards paddle fan programs for the ceremony (since it’s outside it might be somewhat warm still at the end of Sept…)
What would you do? Just let it go because it’s only $25? Or stand your ground because it’s 2013 dammit, even my grandma has facebook!!! Also I really am trying to cut where I can, I don’t want to go broke for my wedding. Sure it’s just $25, but when I cut $25 here and $25 here/there/everywhere, suddenly I can save a couple hundred dollars. I really can’t think of anyone on my guest list who will have trouble with the online rsvp… she just thinks the older generation “expect” it? Again, my darling grandmother is on facebook!!!
Let it go, or stand my ground….. thank you for your advice on what you would do!