Post # 1
FI and I planned on using RSVP postcards to save some money. Then, FMIL suggested having guests RSVP through email. I’m not opposed to the idea, in fact I would love to cut the costs of reply cards all together! I’m just a little concerned about guests who might not be very computer savy. If I were to go the email route, I would set up a separate account for the sole purpose of the RSVPs, something like [email protected]
What do you bees think?
Post # 3
We used postcards for our RSVP, worked great.
I do know that many people have used a RSVP website, there are quiet a few options out there. I also know someone who put go to http://www.website.com or call 555-123-4567 to RSVP.
Post # 4
@SweetFlower: I have made us a wedding website through theKnot.com to send out via email and FB as our save the date for the few out of town guests we have. On the site, there is an RSVP feature, but the only down side is that guests must enter their name on the site exactly how it appears on their invitation or it won’t register that they have RSVPd
For example, say we sent an invitation to Catherine Jones. She would have to reply by typing ‘Catherine Jones’, not the name she goes by, ‘Cathy Jones’.
I could see that being an issue with some guests.
Post # 5
@MichiganGirl24: I would have the website option. There are free websites that help keep the RSVP process very well organised.
Post # 6
@MichiganGirl24: We did ours through the Knot website too. There were a few issues with the spelling thing. Even extra spaces and things like that make a difference. But for the most part, it worked well and it was a great way to keep track of things. If someone’s name is spelled differently, it just tells them that they will contact you and it sends you an email so you can fix it yourself. It’s really not too big of a deal.
We also did an email save the date which I think made a big difference because a lot of people already had the link to our website rather than having to type it in themselves. It sounds like you’ve done a lot online already so that should help a lot :).
Post # 7
@MichiganGirl24: I think weddingwire will accept either first or last name.
Post # 8
I think if you’re going to do it online you should do it through a website. I have a few older relatives who don’t have email addresses. Or if you don’t want to do a website you could give the option of calling?
Post # 9
I hadn’t thought of post-cards, I was considering a website and/or phone number. I like the post-card idea though!
Post # 10
I vote postcards because I know older people especially have trouble with technology. FI’s parents for example kept saying they couldn’t find our wedding website so finally one day when we were over there we checked the card, it was right, so we asked them to show us what they were doing, well they typed the address into the search bar at yahoo.com, not in the address bar!
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I’m having this dilemma as well. Most of our guests live in the US, some live in the UK, some live here in the Czech Republic, and others are around the world. There’s no way I’m going to try and organize self-addressed stamped envelopes with stamps from other countries, so it’s going to have to be emailed rsvps.
We now have a website in the works and it has an RSVP tab that I believe will just send guests to my normal email.
Did any of you have issues with website RSVPs?
For the record, we will just call the older, less tech-savvy guests…
Post # 12
My wedding through http://www.mywedding.com lets us make an RSVP page. It puts the guests names, has a selection for the meal, and they can leave us comments. We still plan to send RSVP post-cards to older people who may not be so tech savvy. The majority of our guest list is younger ppl though – and I know I’d just rather RSVP online.
Post # 13
We used invitations that were Send n’ Seals… That way guests could tear off the reply card and mail it back (as a postcard). It made the cost of our invitations significantly cheaper. We opted for this because we were also worried about non-computer saavy people (grandparents, older aunts/uncles).