Post # 1
I am wanting to do a strictly online RSVP for my wedding invitations. Do I use a website? I originally was going to have them email their response but didnt know if I should list out what I want to know…(like how many people). So I thought about a website. What are your thoughts or suggestions??
I want it online so that I can update the list as well as my mom so we can be on top of things.
We will have a number on there for people who do not have computers.. but it is 2014 majoirity of people have the means to get online.
Post # 3
We used both paper and online through our website/app (we used AppyCouple). I think maybe 15 people total used the online option even though it was SO easy. Just be prepared for a bunch of phone calls.
Post # 4
@lizardloo: When was your wedding?
Post # 5
We did completely electronic RSVP’s. We gave guests two options, either RSVP on our website or email guest’s names to our personalized email address. We are sending out our invitations this week but when people got wind that our online RSVP form was already up we have gotten quite a few RSVP’s already. Some will use it and some rather call, but I think you’ll notice long distance family or distant friends will use the electronic option vs calling, it’s less invasive if that sounds right lol.
Post # 6
@grover28: it’s March 1, so 15 days from now. Our deadline for RSVPs was on Feb. 7th. I’d say 90% chose the paper option. Some of our electronic ones were because they didn’t actually have time to send the paper anymore. It was a little frustrating 🙂
Post # 7
@grover28: We did both snail mail RSVPs and RSVPs via Weddingwire. Even the people who “didn’t know how to work a computer because they had a husband who could” RSVPed online. The only people who RSVPed via mail were recent brides.
I would say email and phone are the easiest for all involved, but a wedding website and phone aren’t that much more difficult either.
Post # 8
We did RSVP by email or phone. I think I had maybe 2-3 guests who I didn’t think would be able to RSVP by email so we included our phone number as well.
In the end we only had to track down maybe 10 people, so it wasn’t that bad at all.
Everyone responded by email except maybe 2 people who called us and a handful who RSVPed through relatives (my mom, FMIL, etc).
It was super easy.
Post # 8
grover28: I used weddindwire.com to set up a wedding site and handle the RSVPs for my wedding. My mother on the other hand is reeeeally old school and insisted not everyone would be able to figure it out. We ended up compromising. I made RSVP postcards (so it didn’t add bulk and postage to the invitations themselves when mailed). These (about 15 or 20) were mailed out to older folks, traditionalists and the computer inept. So far so good, but I did just get a reponse card in the mail today with no name on it, so I guess people really are that ridiculous! 🙂 If you do send RSVP cards to some, it actually is a good idea to number them and keep a list of who has which number in case they come back without names. I genuinely thought this was overkill at the time, but hey, people are people. Once you get the posted RSVP cards, you just input their info in the website so it’s all in one place.