Post # 1
Is it super horrid to have people RSVP on your website, by email, or phone only? (Without a paper response)
I feel like it’s a little “12 year old party” – ish, but it might be a good way to cut out the cost of a return stamp in the invitiation suite.
Post # 3
I will fully admit that I cringed a little bit when I recently received an invite to a wedding that required an RSVP by phone. It just felt…”off.” That being said, if you offer a couple options, such as by phone or via a wedding website that might be better.
Personally – it’s not something I would do…I think it lacks the formality associated with a wedding invite. But to each his own!
Post # 4
It would definitely be all of the above, not just one!
I am just scared after reading all the “wasted stamps” horror stories!
Post # 5
Green wedding friends did a rsvp on their wedding website, it was ok. I think doing it by phone would be too iffy.
Post # 6
Well, depending on how many people are being invited, it may not be as bad as you think. For 200 invites, it would only be $100.00 worth of response card stamps. My wedding has 205 guests which came to about 100ish invites. I only spent $45.00 on the stamps for the response cards themselves. Not a huge budget-breaker. 🙂
Post # 7
I’m totally on board with the no reply envelopes! I think I’m going to have folks RSVP by website, email or phone (last resort for the non tech-saavy). Saves a bit of money, but to me it was more about the extra fuss and paper. We’ll see how it goes!
My mom seemed scared by this, but she is much more traditional than I am. …. 🙂
Go for it!
Post # 8
We did rsvp’s via our wedding website only, and also did not include all the usual enclosures (hotel/local info and such). Only a few guests commented at all, and all those comments were positive ones, ranging from Thanks For Not Killing A Tree all the way to Thanks For Not Making Me Go To The Post Office After Searching The House For The RSVP Card. We did have a few (like 4) people not figure it out on their own though.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We’re doing RSVP on the wedding website and by phone for the old folks that can’t work the internet. I refuse to pay for RSVP cards and envelopes and stamps. PLus, this way we can get a lot of everyone’s email addresses so we can share photos after the wedding. I would make sure to offer a “non-confrontational” way to RSVP such as email or website; I would be a bit intimidated to call and RSVP even for family or a close friend.
Post # 10
We did traditional (by mail) RSVPs and online. Based on my calculations, I got exactly 3% of my RSVPs back online and the majority of the guests are web-savvy. I would say about 12% were hand-delivered back to me (e.g. wasted stamp) but 1) I knew they would’ve handed them back to me as they are neighbors/coworkers and I chose to use a stamp anyway and 2) that amount didn’t add up to that significant of a budget saving, relative to my overall budget. We had maybe 5% pick a different method – text, FB message, etc., but these were mostly cancellations.
Post # 11
Well I did rsvp on our website and also by phone and neither worked. I ended up having ot call just about everyone and confirming. You know what most of them didnt even bother to open the rsvp envelope or just kind of thought i would know they would be there. So either way goes i guess.