Post # 1
I originally planned to use the RSVP tool on my knot website… but after asking a friend who did the same thing, she said it was very confusing and that she would not recommend anyone to use it either. I really don’t want to have to spend the extra money on postage and response cards for guests to send back. My friend suggested that I make a free email address specifically for RSVPs and ask guests to email their response. If I did this, I would probably insert a business card in with the wedding invitation that said to RSVP at so and so email by so and so date and to also visit our knot website for more information.
Do you think this is a good idea? How would you feel if you got an invitation to a wedding like this? Should I just spend the extra money and send out the response cards with the extra postage? Do you have any other suggestions?Have any of you used the knot’s RSVP? How did it go?
I need advice! We are ordering our invites this weekend so I have to decide by this Saturday. Please tell me your thoughts! Thank you!!!
Post # 3
How many invitations are you sending out?
What about automated RSVP phone service? I haven’t used it, but it looks promising!
Post # 4
I had no idea about that! Thank you for sharing. I looked at the price and I think it would actually end up costing more than just sending out the postage and cards. It’s really cool, though!
Post # 6
I, personally, would be totally fine RSVPing via The Knot or an e-mail address. And I’d actually applaud the cost savings, plus it’s a more “green” way to go! I’m just wondering, what is your guest list like? If there are several older folk or others who don’t use computers, that might be a bit of a problem for them. Although, I guess in those cases, maybe they could just call you with their RSVPs? Like, if you’re inviting your great aunt who you’re fairly sure doesn’t have a computer, stick a biz card in there with your phone number on it, instead of the one with the URL/e-mail?
Post # 7
I used “mywedding.com” and it was great. Fuss-free, reliable, and convenient. We also sent along RSVP reply cards, just in case somewhat didnt have internet access,…
Post # 8
You could try RSVP postcards – they are less on postage than an envelope. Good luck!
Post # 9
I’m getting people to RSVP by email or by phone (since alot of the older folks don’t have a computer, nevermind email). Gave out FI’s house number and my parents. I also created a spreadsheet with all the guests names, spots to check off Yes or No and a spot to write down the number attending. One was left at my parents (with strict instructions) and one at FI’s. I’ll let you know how it works. 😉
Post # 10
@rachel3212: I created my own RSVP phone service using Google voice. Guests were able to call the number and leave a voicemail with their RSVP. Very easy and free!