RSVP – Online ONLY?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

PunkRockPrincess:  What about people without online access?

Post # 4
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

PunkRockPrincess:  Ahhh, I see. Unfortunately I do have one or two who do not, so I am not sure it would work. However, really thinking about it I think it would just be my aunt (there may be one or two others) and they could just call or have one of my cousins do it for them. I have been wondering too, so I am tagging to follow to see if there are any stories that are helpful. RSVPs can be very pricey.

Post # 5
8993 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yep we did this and it was totally fine and easy. In fact we used Paperless Post online invites which have a built in RSVP function. We had a fairly casual wedding and our guests are not snooty,  so I wasn’t worried about “setting the wrong tone” or whatever (the horror!). All our guests are very computer savvy. We still had to harass a good number of people but unfortunately they happens no matter what.

Post # 7
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My brother did this but nearly no one used it, mainly because the families aren’t really tech savvy. They much preferred calling and sending their RSVP that way. 

Personally I will do online or phone myself. I think it’ll work fine with younger crowds (18-40).

Post # 8
1473 posts
Bumble bee

We did by email and by phone. It was super easy and if people had a question about the food choice we could answer it right away. We only had two people call, the rest were by email. Some didn’t RSVP at all and we had to track them down.

Post # 9
1178 posts
Bumble bee

We’re sending out paper invitations in a few weeks giving guests the option to RSVP at our website or call us.

Post # 10
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

PunkRockPrincess:  It’s really going to depend on your guests, but we did an online RSVP with no issues.  In fact, it was really easy because people could RSVP on our website, which made tracking down names super simple.  However, all of our guests (including the older ones) regularly use the internet and have email, so it wasn’t an issue for us.

Post # 11
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We are doing RSVP online only. We’ve sent out our save the dates and a link to our wedding website. Everyone who is invited has email, as we emailed our save the dates. We will mail our invitations later on, with a card asking people to RSVP by the specified date on our website. 

On a side note, we have received an RSVP already from my Moh, and everything seemed to go fine. I tested it out myself earlier. We will see how it goes once invitations go out. 

Post # 12
88 posts
Worker bee

Same, paper inserted said to call or respond on our website

Post # 13
7273 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

PunkRockPrincess:  In my part of the world, we don’t even do RSVP cards. Back when I was younger, nearly everyone just RSVP’d by phone (or verbally). So I don’t see a problem with online RSVP, but I think it’s wise to offer phone/text RSVP as an alternative. Either way, the person has responded and you’ve saved paper and postage.

Post # 15
767 posts
Busy bee

I’m not a fan of this option. I know it can save money on postage and be more green but to me there is just something about good old snail mail RSVPS. I know for a  wedding we were invited to that had online rsvping, my mom (who uses computers regularly) stuggled to RSVP.

Also, one of my friends who did online RSVP and people were adding guests that were not invited. So be careful with what website you use.


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