(Closed) Do I HAVE to send RSVP cards?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am going to have people call or rsvp by email I don’t want to spend the money on stamps

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I so had planned to do the web page rsvp thing, then Fiance put the KABOSH on that and wants these pretty little cards.  I have no idea … or words to explain THAT development.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just ordered my invitations, and its rsvp by email or phone. i feel people are more likely to respond this way

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

We are doing RSVP via our wedsite, via email, or via them mailing us a letter.  The cards would be a waste of time and money in our case, although there are definitely cute ones out there.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was thinking about doing the email/phone thing, too. I’m wondering how many bees are doing this.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you Do do RSVP cards, if they’re not postcard RSVP cards, you inlude a small envelope that’s already addressed to you with postage so they can send it right back. Same with the postcard just no envelope.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

you do not HAVE to do rsvp cards, having a website to RSVP and a phone number with an answering machine are both perfectly respectable options as long as you are quick about answering voicemails so it doesn’t get full (why waste the stamp). My Fiance was toying with the idea of making a facebook event or a ‘meetup’ group… needless to say I did not let that happen. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i am not using them to help save money, instead we are having guests rsvp via the wedding website or phone, but i would consider your guests as the way to determine my family all understand I am trying to stay under budget and small things make a difference like an extra card in the invites.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You don’t HAVE to do anything.  However, we were recently invited to a wedding and the invitation didn’t indicate ANY way to RSVP.  My Fiance called the groom and it turned out that we were supposed to RSVP via the website…I think that’s a great idea and quite green, but I wish it had been more clear.  My advice to you would be that whatever you decide to do, collect RSVP via the website, email, text, phone call or traditional card, make it clear in your invite!  Smile

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had people RSVP by email or phone, and it was totally fine. Of course, we still had those who didn’t respond… but that happens no matter what. Don’t do RSVP cards if you don’t want to — I think eventually they will be outdated, anyway. Stamps are expensive!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You don’t have to do them, but many bees on here believe that the invitation sets the tone for the wedding. I don’t entirely agree, but I do see RSVP cards as more formal. If I saw, “RSVP online/by phone!” I would assume it is a more casual wedding. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I literally JUST opened a wedding invitation and their RSVP methodnis e-mail or phone. So I wouldnsay you can just go that route.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Um this has me thinking maybe I shouldn’t have just spend $175 on stamps. URGH!!!

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