Post # 1
I am making my own invites. I am confused as if I should send out RSVP cards, I just feel like no one will send them back and it will be a waste of money. My wedding is fairly small, 60-80 people, so I don’t see why I can’t just call (or they call me) and let me know if theyre coming or not. Any thoughts?
If I do send out RSVP cards, what all goes into it? Do I send a small envelope and stamp with the card? I am so lost on this…thanks bees!
Post # 3
I am going to have people call or rsvp by email I don’t want to spend the money on stamps
Post # 4
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
I just ordered my invitations, and its rsvp by email or phone. i feel people are more likely to respond this way
Post # 6
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
I was thinking about doing the email/phone thing, too. I’m wondering how many bees are doing this.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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!
Post # 12
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
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
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
Um this has me thinking maybe I shouldn’t have just spend $175 on stamps. URGH!!!