(Closed) No RSVP reply cards

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think it sounds like a great way to stay green.  Be sure to call the people who you know don’t have access to the internet, or are not internet-saavy.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m sure its fine… just make sure its clear (RSVP at andromeda’s wedding.com or something like that).  Either way I think you end up having to call people who don’t respond.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I would say include a phone number where people can RSVP too.  With older guests or people without internet saavy, the internet RSVP can be intimidating.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think it’s great, and if I wasn’t so in love with paper and getting snailmail, I would have considered it too. (We recycle the envelopes and I’m saving the RSVP cards!) But yes, an option for those who aren’t so internet-friendly is a must. And of course you’ll have your return address on the envelope – that way people can always send you a note to RSVP if they’d really like, too.

 

Post # 7
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Newbee

When I got married we had phone and wedding website as the options for RSVPs, and it worked out great.  Nobody was confused, and believe it or not, every single person responded and we didn’t have to make any phone calls.

I think it’s hard for people to get to the post office now that it’s not a necessity.  Phones and computers are much easier in this day and age.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Having been to weddings last year that did this, we are *totally* doing the paperless RSVP thing. It’s a good way to save money, and to stay green. We’re going to give guests the option of either phoning us with their RSVP, or doing it though a website/email – not sure which, yet. I say, faux-pas, shmaux-pas!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We’re doing the website/phone RSVP only as well. I think it will save a bunch of money, not only on paper but on stamps! Most people are computer-savvy enough to figure it out, and the ones that aren’t can call. The invites said specifically, "RSVP at kiraandjoe.webpage.com or call 123-456-7890" so there shouldn’t be any confusion.

 I’ll let you know how it goes. The invites should be going out in a few weeks!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I had a friend who used a automated system for hers, a 1-800 number (I think, I know it was a long number, not like a normal home phone or anything) was on the invite for response. At a certain time when they didn’t hear from certian people the servive would call and ask if they were attending. They were so professional, saved a ton on paper and took a TON of stress off my friend and her FI because they didn’t have to worry about the RSVP’s at all.

(Just realized kleverkira said the same thing…lol sorry!) 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

we’re having people rsvp through our website as well. a lot of our guests are coming from other countries, and getting stamps to include in rsvp’s was a bit of a nightmare. not to mention, rsvp’s online should come faster – which I’m really looking forward to!

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i think it’s totally fine. i’ve noticed a couple of bees have done that, but it was more complex with a special code or password to log in and rsvp.

last year, i received an invitation that asked me to e-mail them my rsvp. that was easy too and worked out well for them since it was an email just for wedding rsvps. 

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

This is absolutely fine!! In case you need wording help, our reply card says:

The favor of a reply is requested

via our website

<website address>

On or before May 23

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are having people RSVP through our website as well.  Each gues will recive a password to log in and RSVP, once they log in their information will pop up and they can make their dinner choice.  The webisite then keeps track of all of the rsvps.  http://www.weddingtracker.com

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I agree that it isn’t necessary to have rsvp cards with return envelopes included with your invitations.  And I do like the internet RSVP option.

But don’t think that your older guests will be clueless about how to rsvp if they aren’t internet-savvy and aren’t presented with a postage-paid rsvp card.  Believe it or not, back in ancient times – like 15-20 years ago or so – people personally rsvp’d on their own stationery. 

RSVP cards are a recent invention.  I think they are superfluous, and I’m not sorry to see them eliminated.

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