- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I know this topic comes up frequently. I just though I would share my experience with using online response.
Our response deadline was Friday and we only had 3 people outstanding. I was able to contact them immediately (no need to wait for the mail since it was online) and got their replies.
We used WeddingWire’s online RSVP and had zero issues. Some guests contacted me by phone/text and other contacted my FMiL (both numbers included on the rsvp card), and even a few mailed us a card/note with their response. But more than 80% replied online.
We made the choice to do onine because half of our guests were international and trying to obtain different countries’ postage for reply cards was nearly impossible, and we were worried about mail delays. It also cut down on paper and hence outgoing postage for the invite. We were able to use regular first class postage for our invites which saved about $100 (nice).
I was able to start our seating chart early (also using WeddingWire) which automatically updated with each guest’s response. I really liked this feature.
FYI: Over 70 percent of our guests are over 40 years old, nearly half are over 50, and a significant portion over 60 (we’re an older couple).
We’ll see if anyone shows up with random/univited “plus ones.” With WeddingWire, all guests are entered in my name so they can only respond if they are on the list. Three people (men) have asked about bringing a date (some un-named woman they hope to meet before the wedding), so I’m not sure if the online rsvp contributed to that, of if that is just the typical not understanding of the invitation so many seem to experience.
Our wedding is in 18 days, so fingers crossed that everything goes as smooth as the responses 🙂
- This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by wabanzi. Reason: typo