(Closed) Anyone not sending reply cards?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Reply postcards are inexpensive to print (4 per page, put them through a copier or lazer printer) and to mail (27 cent stamps). They also don’t produce much waste.

But that doesn’t mean that you HAVE to send them. Many wedding websites allow you to have an RSPV function. You could also just provide your phone number and email address in the invitation. We had a wedding of similar size, and since we primarily invited only close family and friends, our guests mainly replied by calling, emailing, or telling us in person. Most also sent in their reply card, which was a helpful double check. ("Your friend said they would come – does that mean only them, or are they bringing a guest? Are they bringing their children?")

If you are doing a seat assignment or plated dinner, you will need to know a precise headcount and meal preference. The RSVP card will be very helpful. But if don’t need to know that stuff, then you don’t really need to use them. You know your wedding and guests best.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

We just included an email and phone number for RSVP.  So far, so good.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We invited 250 guests to our wedding and plan to have 183 attendees (in 10 days!) and did not send out reply cards.

We made our invitations and considered reply cards a waste of time, paper, and money. Instead, we used a Web site (http://www.mywedding.com) and told guests on our invites to RSVP at the site or to call me (most everyone RSVP’ed online, with only a handful of people who left me voice messages). When I received voice messages, I just entered in the information myself online.

I thought it worked perfectly. The bonus is that when you have people RSVP right online, they spell their own name/guest’s name (so you can’t spell it wrong) and can’t forget to tell you their meal choice. Plus, you have led them to your site, which has all the information they need about the wedding, regardless of whether they have (or lost) their invite. Bonus number 2 is even better: mywedding.com will then export all this information into an Excel spreadsheet for you! You need not type anything at all if you don’t want! (We are even exporting this information straight onto printed escort cards.)

So, basically, you have a believer in me!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

like cricket, we are using the website or phone for our guest responses.  we’re including our website and my phone number as RSVP options.  i will miss the mail, but feel that saving paper and trouble for our international guests is worth it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We did not do reply cards — we did it all online through our website and gave a phone number as back-up for those without internet access. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Check out http://www.seal-n-send.com/ – I used them for my invitations. They are ridiculously inexpensive and include the reply card. They are an eco-friendly option because they dont need an envelope and the reply card is attached. If you have any other questions about it let me know. I already got mine back and I’m very happy with how they came out.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

PM me if you’d like to see our website and rsvp wording.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We also did an online RSVP and phone number option. I think RSVP’s are classic, but also outdated with today’s technology. I think it’s just more convenient for people to RSVP online especially for 350 guests 😀

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m not – I’m having people RSVP via email. I have a small guest list, so anyone I don’t hear from I don’t mind contacting myself.

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