RSVP postcards or via email?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: RSVP via postcards or email?
    Postcard : (15 votes)
    68 %
    Email : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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 or call 555-123-4567 to RSVP.

    Post # 5
    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    @MichiganGirl24:  I would have the website option. There are free websites that help keep the RSVP process very well organised. 

    Post # 6
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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 # 8
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    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
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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, not in the address bar!

    Post # 11
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    4956 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My wedding through 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
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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).

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