Which are YOU doing? (paper vs. online RSVPs)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which RSVP will/did you do?
    Online RSVP : (35 votes)
    33 %
    Mail/paper RSVP : (55 votes)
    51 %
    A mix of both : (17 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I actually will be doing both for many of the reasons you listed above. 

    Post # 4
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Mostly online, but probably a few paper.

    Post # 6
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We did online. People could still call or write to us as we provided phone numbers and an address. No one did. 

    Post # 7
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We did online RSVPs. We had mostly young people (friends) in attendance so not having Internet wasn’t an issue. Only immediate family was invited and we knew they’d be there (they still RSVP’d though!) 

    we chose to do online for a few reasons…it’s much cheaper. No stamps or printing the RSVP cards. And it also saves paper. Even with the ease of online RSVPs, we still had to chase people down! I’m convinced that’s something you can’t avoid! 

    Post # 9
    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    I’m doing a card in our pocketfolds with our RSVP website written on it, but some of them (FH’s family, some of my mom’s siblings) will have traditional RSVP cards.

    Post # 10
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I know for a fact that most of my family would not RSVP online. Traditional paper RSVPs it is.

    Post # 13
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I used paper.  I really can’t imagine guests losing or shrugging off the RSVP cards, now can I imagine a bride losing those. 

    Post # 14
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @marinesfiance:  We will stamp the envelopes (or postcards) before we put them in the invitation. It depends on how badly you want them to answer. If you don’t add the stamp you may save money, but not time. It is up to you to decide which is more important. Not making the phone calls, or saving the money.

    Post # 15
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was planning on doing online RSVP’s until one day I decided that it wouldn’t work.  We went with postcard RSVP’s with the stamps already on them, and I think it made a huge difference in how quickly we got them back and our response rate.  I used postcards.com.

    I think it’s way easier to check a box and pop a postcard in the mail than to save the information card and go to a website.

    Also, it’s always fun to get mail and getting our RSVP’s back was a nice part of the planning process since a lot of people wrote nice comments.

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