(Closed) RSVP cards or email?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Email or RSVP card?
    Would you save money and have guest email you? : (11 votes)
    37 %
    Would you spend the extra money to pay for the cards and the postage? : (19 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t do RSVP cards.

    I got my guests to RSVP on our wedding website and it worked FABULOUSLY!

    Just make sure to include a telephone number as well for any older guests who are technically challenged!

    Post # 5
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    As a guest I would prefer to receive an RSVP card. As a bride, I will be sending RSVP cards and our phone number, so that they can RSVP with the card or by phone. In my opinion, email RSVPs are impersonal.

    Post # 6
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we had guests call, text, or email.  we had to hunt down quite a few but that would have happened with cards too b/c that’s how our families are.  i’m glad we didn’t spend the extra postage, would’ve been a waste.  most people called; some ppl texted; very few emailed.

    Post # 7
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    theres no option for both, but i would do both if your invite warranted it (if its not a formal invite – aka black tie or black tie optional affair).

    we went with just the RSVP by mail because of our event. if it was semi formal or casual i would have happily went with online or email RSVP with mailed ones for older guests.

    Post # 8
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We also had RSVPs only on our wedding website.  Only one guest was unable to figure out the procedure, and he just let me know.

    Post # 9
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    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we mailed our rsvp’s knowing that not everybody may have access to a computer also to me it seems easier to just stick something in the mail then electronically rsvp 🙂 depending on your numbers we only had to buy 3 books to 25 wasn’t too bad to spend out of our itty bitty budget 

    Post # 10
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    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    for me, a bunch of my guests are elderly and/or don’t speak english (makes planning a wedding REAL FUN), so we went with the paper approach.
     

    however, i dont think you have that problem and if i did didnt i totally would’ve gone the online approach since the internet/computers are so embedded into our society now!

     

    Post # 11
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    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are sending RSVP cards to those guests who aren’t computer savvy or who are very traditional (so about 7 for us) and then we’ll expect the rest of the guests to RSVP on line.

    Our wedding is smallish, so that certainly makes it easier.

    Post # 12
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    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    Oh man, I wish I could do an email or website RSVP. It would be so much easier for me and more cost-effective too. Alas, some people on our guest list don’t have regular access to a computer, or prefer not to work with one so we are going the traditional mail route.

    At the same time, I fully expect for these same people to surprise me and suddenly get over their fear of technology by sending their replies via email, Facebook or text. Undecided

    Post # 13
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you have paper invitations you should have paper rsvps. You can make pretty paperless invitations on paperless post if you really want to save some money as well as a lot of time keeping track of who is coming. We did rsvp postcards so they weren’t very expensive.

    Post # 14
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think that if your crowd is tech savvy, and the wedding isn’t too formal, then this is a great way to go and save money!

    BUT be prepared for the consequences – you’ll probably have to track more people down, because an email is a lot easier to forget about than a postcard stuck to the fridge. 🙂

    Post # 15
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We had people either rsvp by wedding website or call. Paper products weren’t that important to me, so it was nice to save money there.

    Post # 16
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would certainly consider the online RSVP – 99% of our guests would probably more likely remember that than response cards.  But since my parents are truly hosting hte event, I know my mom would NOT be ok with that.  She wants it fairly traditional 🙂

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