(Closed) Alternate ideas for response cards

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My sister did this. She made me responsible for the email RSVPs.  It worked fairly well but required lots of patience and organization.  You WILL have to follow up with older people by phone.  The email responses also won’t be uniform like on an RSVP card. People will write little notes or forget to say if they are bringing a guest, or say “I’m coming” when they are a family of 4 which makes you ask “just you, or all 4 of you?”, etc. So you should be super organized on the side with grand spreadsheet with guest names and if they got a +1 or not.  Etc.  Just expect to send a lot of follow up replies.

I also know that we had some people complain they kept getting an auto response that the email address couldn’t be found. They were typing it wrong, but all the same, I reccommend sending a “Thanks, we got your RSVP” response as confirmation to those who emailed.

Post # 4
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Traditionally, people would write letters to RSVP, not fill out cards.  So those too old to have Internet access would probably know what to do!

Post # 5
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re going to have people either RSVP online through our Free website, or by email or phone..I’d say include your cell or home # for those that aren’t computer saavy!

Post # 6
662 posts
Busy bee

When I got married the first time I did this and my friend who just got married did this too and we both had the same issue.  When you don’t include an RSVP card people call you.  When you’re in line at a grocery store and don’t have a pen they’ll call you and tell you who is coming and who isn’t and you’ll ask them to email you or text it to you instead.  They never will.  They’ll consider you informed, whether or not you actually remember it when you get home.  So I guess what I’m saying is that if this is the route you are taking, always have a notebook with you.  Always.  They also emailed my mom and sister a lot for their RSVP which drove me nuts because my mom would forget to tell me and my sister wouldn’t even check hers. 


Always carry a notebook and pen.

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