(Closed) SASE – Etiquette with Online RSVP Option

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do I need to Include a SASE?
    YES - No matter what : (16 votes)
    59 %
    NO - Online option makes this optional : (9 votes)
    33 %
    Other - Please Comment : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    3901 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you are including an actual RSVP card, I think you need to include the SASE

    Post # 4
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    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think your mom is right. Especially with your guest list number that will be a lot of people to chase down. Even though i am internet savvy I never registered online. It quite possible that without  a psychical reminder people will forget to rsvp. I think you should make it as easy as possible for your guest to return it.

    Post # 5
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    10508 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I included an email address for RSVPs, but most people used the RSVP cards.  Maybe go the old-fashioned route of getting people to respond via their own stationary (along with email) and exlude the RSVP cards?

    Post # 7
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    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Cathedral ceremony, reception in a converted hardware warehouse

    Ok- we had the same situation. What we did was include a QR code and a website address. Then, we made some guesses as to who would rsvp online {ie, any of our friends or people who we knew were tech savy/could operate a smart phone/ were online people} then we included the SASE for anyone we felt might be uncomfortable using the internet to RSVP {my inlaws, all grandparents, select aunts and uncles and other guests}. So, we included a sase on about half of the invites. As for the envelopes…honestly, you may need to fold them in half. I can’t believe your designer didn’t plan for that!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you are going to provide a RSVP card, then you need to send a SASE as well. If you want people to actually RSVP, you need to make it as easy as possible on them.

    Post # 9
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    10508 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @Elky:  My only other thought is to turn them into postcards then.

    Post # 10
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    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Just for the elderly guests, should you include your phone number on the RSVP as well?

    And yes, I think you need to include an addressed envelope – otherwise I think you’ll have to hunt down most people after the RSVP deadline.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    if it’s not a standard envelope size (Which is sounds like it’s not) you definitely need to provide SASE.

    I skipped the RSVP card entirely and did online RSVP and it actually worked really well, even most of the elderly guests could figure it out, or if they couldn’t they were all family so they just called and we did it for them.

    Post # 13
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    8475 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Elky:  We did online RSVPs and everything worked out fine.  We did not include an envelope/postage and did not expect anyone to RSVP via snail mail.  Almost everyone used the website, and we sent emails out to people who hadn’t responded a week before the deadline.  We didn’t have any problems, but we only have about 50 guests attending.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @Elky:  What does your mom want you to do?

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