Post # 1
Is this tacky? I am planning to send only half of the response cards with postage, because the other half of my guests should have no issues whatsoever RSVP’ing online:
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Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Are you printing two different RSVP cards? It would seem odd if you sent me a card that gave the option to mail but wasn’t stamped. I understand your reasoning, but if you didn’t have a stamped envelope, it would seem a little cheap (sorry to say!) I’d advise doing one or the other.
Post # 4
@Lrroma181986: I agree with the previous poster. Seems like a lot of hassle. We plan on letting guests RSVP via phone (our cell numbers) or online.
Post # 5
@Lrroma181986: I did this same thing for our early RSVP requests… only put postage for the older guests we knew would want to RSVP by mail OR really respected elders, etc.
I actually heard from someone that they would have gone online, but they saw that I had put a stamp so they felt obligated to mail it. That was nice of them! Since we were encouraging people to do it online, I knew if we put stamps on all of them, a lot of people would go online anyway and it’d be a wasted stamp.
Post # 6
@whitemochi622: This is exactly the logic I was going by! Plus, my wedding website allows them to indicate their meal choice on it too. It just seems so much easier! Not to mention cheaper…
Post # 7
Love that RSVP card!
I would personally prefer just to RSVP online. SO I’m glad I wouldn’t be wasting a stamp!
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: I agree with you. My hitch is that half of our guest list is older, some don’t do internet, so for those guests I will stamp the envelope and make it easy for them. Cousins around my age though; I would expect them to reply online, so I don’t intend on stamping those.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I would only do that if I was planning on printing two different RSVP cards. If I received a return envelope without a stamp for the RSVP I would just assume it was bad manners and that you were cheaping out on stamps, not that you planned on me doing it online. Not a huge deal, I just personally wouldn’t do it, but you know your guests best.
Post # 10
Etiquette Snob here… lol
Your RSVP / Reply Card says: “You may return this card by mail or RSVP online”
IF you are going to give someone the option of replying by mail… then you need to provide the stamp.
In the same way that if you gave someone the option to reply via any other method you’d need to give them the details (ie Phone Number, Email Address, Wedding Website info)
To not do so, means you are leaving something that is an “expected courtesy” out of the equation.
You are asking those who wish to mail back the card to provide their own stamp… or those providing via other technology to “track you down”
Very inconvenient… and inconsiderate
Make it easy for them… you’ve included your Wedding Website Address.. you need to also provide the Stamp. (By not doing so it makes it looks like you chose to cheap out… which essentially you did). Not cool
Hope this helps,
Post # 11
@Lrroma181986: Eh. I’m not even doing that – phone number and email, baby, oh yeah. I’m all for convenience on both sides of the fence…
Post # 13
I’d suggest that you consider also sending an email with a link if you’re doing online rsvps. You’ll get much faster and better online rsvps that way because your guests can just click the link instead of finding the card and inputting the website address. (Seems silly but huge difference- we did it and got 25% of rsvps within a coupke months of save the dates 😀 )
I agree with others about providing postage for any invites that include Mail RSVP as an option.
Post # 14
Mom nixed the online RSVP option. Oh well!
Post # 15
@Lrroma181986: I am providing online RSVP on our website and postcard snail mail option. I did provide stamps for the reply postcards. I felt it’s only right considering that’s an option..I do like having both cause I think it will come in handy for last minute RSVPers for sure! I do know it sucks to know postage can be wasted but thankfully our postcard stamps aren’t that bad…