(Closed) Online RSVPs UGGG!!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not going this route but I was invited to a wedding where the RSVP was requested online and boy was THAT a nightmare. First of all, I got confused myself when I first saw the invite, I assumed there was no need to RSVP, it gave the wedding website link but it didn’t ask that you go online to RSVP. A few weeks later after looking at the invite on my fridge curiosity got the best of me and I decided to log onto the wedding website, and thats when I saw that it was an online RSVP. Now the only reason I even looked was b/c I was curious. And I know some of the older guests didn’t even have a computer. Depending on who the majority of your guests are maybe it was too new of a concept to try out with?? For the wedding I was invited to it was…hopefully that gives a little insight.

Post # 4
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We didn’t do online RSVPs but I am really annoyed about how many people could even mail their pre-paid postcard RSVP back to me. We sent out about 70 invitations and only got about 35 RSVPs back. It was really a pain to track everyone down. Why is it soooo hard to put your name on a postcard and put it in the mail? Lazy, lazy guests.

Post # 6
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We sent out invitations with an online rsvp and a phone #.  We expressly asked them to rsvp yes OR no either way.   We invited about 130 and only had to track down about 10… not bad.

 

Also… not to be a brat, but with an October 10th wedding, isn’t July 20th kind of soon for an rsvp date? Maybe a lot of people just are not sure yet, since 3 months away is a long time!

I am having an August 21st wedding and our rsvp date was July 9th, which was still 2 weeks sooner than the venue needed, and plenty of time to track down people. 

Post # 7
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel your pain! Our main invite RSVPs are paper, but we have an online RSVP for the Day After Brunch…Out of 100 invitations and 180 guests invited, only 1 friend and my father have RSVPed online in the month since our invitations were sent and of the paper RSVPs, only 5 have made their way back to our door- and 2 of those were hand delivered by the people invited! WTF?! There is a serious problem with being rude and lax in our society! Boooo!

Post # 9
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1221 posts
Bumble bee

thank god i didnt go that route. I put RSVP’s to get mailed but i also included postage 🙂

Post # 10
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

We are in the process of doing an online RSVP and so far it is going well. We mailed out an invite and Reseption card/RSVP. I really had trouble with wording at first but ended up with a really straight forward message, “RSVP and select your meal preference on our website, (insert address here)” I think letting people know they get to pick what they are eating and not including the choices on the card really motivates people to sign on. I only fear the Nos are choosing to not RSVP at all. Thus far we have sent out about 70 invitations (at least 10 went to people we know will not be able to attend due to travel) and have 30 people who RSVP’d yes and 0 nos with 20 days left before the deadline. As of right now, we’re getting about one response per day and I am really happy we went the online route. We also did not include the password on the invitation, so everyone has to request it which lets me know who is looking at the website as well 😉 This was simply an oversight on my part and I would highly sugggest including the password to avoid that step.

Post # 11
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7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Maybe you could send out a “Don’t forget to RSVP online” postcard?

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