Wedding Website RSVPs

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
Member
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@shaney:  I think if you have a young guest list, you will do just fine. But like us, 50% of our guests are over 55. NO WAY would an online RSVP work. They just wouldn’t RSVP, causing more nightmares!

Post # 4
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822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shaney:  I’ve learned from this site & a lot of my friends that in general, people are terrible with RSVPs and no matter what, you will have to call quite a few people.  And for some reason, it’s a lot of family members, bridal party or people who just assume you know their coming. In our case and for another couple we know who just got married, it was pretty much all the brides friends who RSVP’d and the grooms friends who did not understand the importance 😉

We did online RSVPs and also added my Mom’s number.  We had probably 4 people call her (all over 50/60) and a handful of them tell her at my shower that they would be there.  Otherwise, most people found the site really easy to use and it made it a lot easier for me to keep track of everything.  We also did an email save the date which I think helped a lot because we had a ton of direct links from our email to the website.  I think people liked just being able to click on the link.

Post # 5
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384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We did them online and while people are still annoying no matter how you do it (leaving it to the last minute, not being clear about how many guests they are replying for etc), it worked out well. Everyone seemed to be able to figure it out, apart from a few older ones who just got their kids to do it for them.

Post # 6
Member
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are doing online RSVP and I am loving it so far. We have been moving a lot and didn’t know where we were going to be living so it made a lot more sense for us to do online rsvp. We sent out our invitations about a week ago and already have about 30 responses. Granted we invited about 160. Our deadline is August 1st so we will see how many people RSVP. As PP have said..no matter what route you go be prepared to have to chase down responses no matter what. 

Post # 8
Member
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I plan to do online RSVP’s because I’ve created a wedding website. I just figure most people are online, and I know a lot of our guests – they are not going to want to have to post something back (because apparently it’s too much effort putting something in an envelope and placing it in a post box lol). 

There are heaps of free wedding websites out there and you definitely don’t need to be too tech savvy to work them out! You should check them out and see if it suits your style!

Post # 9
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We used online RSVPs with our wedding but also put a phone number on the RSVP card so that way anyone who was confused could just call to RSVP. I used a little online generator from 123contactform.com and you can fully customize what you want on there. I just attached it on our wedding blog and it worked perfectly. No complaints from anyone. Hope that helps! 🙂

 

Post # 10
Member
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@shaney:  I used the one on the knot.  It was pretty easy to set up.  I’m not very tech savvy either.  I had to have my Mom upload all the addresses from an Excell sheet for me ;).  Other than that I did everything by myself.

Post # 11
Hostess
30305 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We used the one on theknot.com as well and found it easy.  Everyone, including my great aunts, figured out how to rsvp on it!

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