Online RSVPs

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Which RSVP do you (as a guest) prefer?
    Paper : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Website : (18 votes)
    60 %
    Mixed (split online or paper for the non-tech savvy) : (7 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
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    1104 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We considered it..but ended up going with the traditional paper method.

    When researching websites with RSVPs, we found most of them with all the neat/helpful features cost a lot of money!

    We debated providing both options, but then we’d have to spend the money on the cards and stamps anyway….so nixed that. 

    Post # 3
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    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m doing online RSVPs as most of the people attending live in a different country to us – making stamped envelopes for the RSVP cards would have been a nightmare! I made a separate email address and put in on the back of our invites (we didn’t have any inserts)

     

    To me it seems easier to send off a quick email than get out to the post office so I don’t think its rude. It’s less formal perhaps, but I don’t want a formal wedding. 

    Post # 4
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m using the same website, I love it, it orgainizes everything and for those whom aren’t tech savy, I can always call and follow up with them. We put the website line on our invitation since our website holds all the info that our guests need to know. I haven’t officially launched the website since our invitations aren’t going out til June anyways. I have had friends use the website as well and they loved it too. I chose to do everything online because its just easier to keep things organized all in one place. Even our grandparents use the internet so everyone should be able to use the website no problem and like I said I can always call someone if I need to know something!

     

    Post # 5
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    livcurious:  We actually had our guests RSVP by email. Worked great!! Then I could email a response about the attire for the wedding and let them know we were excited to see them on our day.

    Post # 6
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    We did online RSVP. 50% of our guests were from another country, so it worked so much better than the alternative would have. I put the link/password on the invite.

    Post # 8
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    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I like paper personally. I’ve never received an online rsvp but I’d probably associate it with a backyard BBQ by formality level. If it’s a semi-formal or formal event I think paper is expected. 

    Post # 9
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    588 posts
    Busy bee

    We did both. We included RSVP cards and pre-stamped/addressed envelopes with our invites, but also included the wedding webpage address where guests could RSVP. Most friends RSVP’d on the website, most older family mailed in our RSVP cards, a few people did both. 

    Post # 10
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    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    livcurious:  I set up a wedding website on wordpress with an online RSVP feature. We’re sending out paper to the older folks though.

    Post # 11
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    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    I am doing the same thing as MOHlookingForIdeas.  We are sending out paper RSVP’s with all the invites and it also includes the website address for online RSVP’s that also let me add in meal choices for them to respond for each person. 

    We have a lot of older guests, so I don’t think they would do the online RSVP and/or might frown upon the non-tradition. It would depend on your what you think your guests would do. 

    Post # 12
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    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did online RSVP’s, and it was perfect. Super clean and organized. No extra +1’s that could be added anywhere (as is common with paper rsvp’s) and we saved tons of money on postage. We included an extra card that had the RSVP information on it, with the URL and password. 

    Post # 13
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    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    The other advantage with email is that I’m trying to email back everyone who replies and either telling them how much we look forward to seeing them or that we’ll miss them – seems a good way to add in a more personal touch compared to a website. 

    Post # 14
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    861 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    livcurious:  I was considering that myself. Cheaper, more organized and environmentally friendly!

    Post # 15
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    861 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    Skittles131:  Is it not possible to include an RSVP section on your wedding website? (if the bride has one)

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