Post # 1
My FI is a major computer geek and created us our own wedding website (http://www.camandjanawedding.com/). There is barely anything on there except for how we met yet. However, instead of having people send us back an RSVP via snail mail, we thought about having an RSVP on the website. Which you can view and try out on the website if you want. All the information (names, how many, food allergies etc) gets put into a database so we can access the information later. We are putting this link on our STD’s and also as a card in our invites telling people RSVP via the website or to call us and we can enter the information in. Our reasons for doing this
- Saves us money
- Saves on paper
- Saves on Stamp money (postage, I’m finding, is one of the most expensive things)
- More convenient?
My only concern are those that are not as “tech-savvy” aka grandparents. I want to know what you all think and whether or not RSVP’s through the mail are slowly dieing out or are they proper etiquette?
Post # 3
I know extra cost and such, but theres also the excitment of getting mail… thats not bills… lol… and having them on hand physically. Unless I opened a new email address, they’d just get lost in amongst all my email garbage. And then theres all the people that don’t “get” computers and the internet…
Post # 4
we started a new email address for rsvps / official wedding correspondence so both of us could have access. most actually just told us in passing that they were coming. my FI pestered them to follow it up w/ an email.. he knows i’m a freak about things like that. we also gave a mailing address for those who prefered to send us a note that they were coming (no one took us up on that, the non-web savvy folks just picked up the phone and called)
Post # 5
I think if you gave an email and/or phone # option, it would work. You will still need to do follow-up calling, I’m sure!
Post # 6
We used a paper Save the Date for exactly the reasons you brought up – even though we have a wedding website. We did, however, make postcards to reduce the postage costs and paper waste. If you think there are only a few people on your list who need a paper RSVP, I would just hand-make enough cards for them and let your more tech-savvy guests RSVP online.
Post # 7
I think if your guest list is small enough it wouldn’t be an issue keeping up with everyone! A word of caution – make sure that everyone knows you RSVP online only. The trend now seems to be both – an online website and a paper RSVP. When I see the website I never bother with it because I assume I’m going to have to fill out the paper one anyways. Good for you for trying to go green with your wedding!