(Closed) Mom and I not on the same page with online RSVP's…

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you the one doing the invites and dealing with RSVPs? Then it doesn’t matter what she thinks. Stand your ground and do what you want to do.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Is the battle with your mom worth the $25?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

To me, it wouldn’t be worth the $25 to argue with my mom on something that isn’t really going to make that much of a difference in the long run, but you’re the only one who knows your relationship. I’m sure your mom just wants to be traditional. If this was something like your dress or color scheme or bridal party, I’d say stand your ground, but I think I would just give in for the invitations. I personally would be worried about older guests RSVPing online. I know my grandmother doesn’t even know how to turn a computer on, let alone get online lol, and I’m sure there are others out there too.  That’s just what I would do, though. If you are dead set on the online RSVP, then stand your ground. I just know I have to chose my battles with my mom lol. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did online RSVPs exactly the same way that you want to.  We set up a website on The Knot and also gave a telephone option.  As expected, people from the older generation used the phone option but it all worked out really well.  We didn’t have a single person complain.  And truthfully, every wedding that I’ve been invited to in the last 2 years has used online RSVPs.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think requesting you order 10 for those particular people she wants to have them is pretty reasonable if she is paying for a good chunk of the wedding.

I’m having online RSVPs (with phone option), so I’m with you on that. I like the online/phone option. But I just don’t think it’s worth the fight over $25.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

There’s always something isn’t there?  I get where both of you are coming from on this issue, but for me, a wedding is like, the one and only time you can go over the top frou frou on stuff and for me, that’s so fun! 

For me, an invitation sets the tone for the event, and when I get a lovely, hand engraved invitation with an RSVP card, I appreciate the time and money that went into such a small little gesture…just so I could attend their wedding, which I would have done even if the invite was on a cocktail napkin, because hello?? CAKE!!!

But we live in the electronic age, and website RSVP’s work just as well as anything else, especially for the budget conscious couples out there..I’m still totally excited because regardless of the invitation, the venue or the time of day, one thing is certain…I will get a piece of cake!

Either way it works, I just have a stationary fetish is all….I’m getting help for that though

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