Post # 1
We sent out about 65 Save the Date/RSVP cards (we’re having a destination wedding and need a head count asap) and didn’t include a stamped envelope for our guest to return back to us. We told them to go straight to our website to RSVP yes or no. The RSVP’s have only been out for about 2 weeks and granted we did need to contact some people–but not as many as we thought. We’ve only gotten 14 no’s, and we’re only waiting for 9 more reponses to finish the count!!! Excited that we didn’t go through the process of waiting and waiting and waiting for RSVP responses in the mail… maybe this will give other brides insight on online rsvps 🙂
Post # 3
@imnotorange: I did the same 🙂
I got free invites from partypop.com (I’m serious. I got 100 invites for totally free) & they gave the guest an RSVP code for the website, & it was really simple. Anybody who didn’t have internet access just contacted me or I contact them to confirm.
Post # 4
It’s great you guys had good experiences with online RSVPs. FI and I definitely want to minimize the cost and amount of paper when we do invites. Now we just have to pick a date. Hah.
Post # 5
We did online RSVPs and we are also glad that we did. My computer-nerd FI made it so that as the responses come in, they get automatically added to the “master spreadsheet” we have with all the invitee’s names and addresses. We only had one guest out of 60 or so that had any technical issues submitting a response.
It is so much easier to obsessively check the laptop than the mailbox 🙂 That and we didn’t have to deal with postage for international guests’ reply cards.
Post # 6
@kestane: My FI and I have built our website like this using a Google form. It’s definitely going to save us time. Hopefully we will have a positive experience when our website “goes live” too.
Post # 7
@imnotorange: Also keep in mind that “RSVP’s” from a save the date can’t really be counted as being accurate.
A lot can change in almost a year. People may think they will have the money saved up, but then their dog gets sick and needs vet treatments. People may well want to go, but get pregnany and can’t travel.
I’m glad you had success with online RSVP’s.