(Closed) email/phone rsvp

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 14
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Newbee

We’re doing the email/phone RSVP and had a lot of people say ther prefered it to traditional mail in RSVP.  Also, postage is going up in May, so if your RSVPs are due after that, some of your guests may have to add stamps.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Certainly some older folks will have a hard time using the interent.  I should know.  I was jus on the phone with my mom, trying to tell her how to open my dad’s e-mail.  Picture me, "Take your left finger and press down two times, fast… No not the right side, the left side…. Now you have to click off that box.."  Anyway,  they have the phone.  That should be easy enough.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Technically, the reason that response cards are "frowned upon" is because you are actually supposed to write your own acceptance/regrets note and send it.  Practically, most of your guests are not going to realize that they have to RSVP unless you include a response card or other instructions, and you’ll just have to call them.

Including something like "RSVP to Jane Smith at 555-4321" is very normal on your shower or Rehearsal Dinner invitations, and although it’s not technically correct for a very formal affair, it’s probably fine for your wedding invitations too.  (You’ll recognize my soapbox here, but unless you’re requiring your guests to wear either white or black tie, your wedding and reception are not actually formal, and you don’t need to have so much angst about whether your invitations/table settings/seating arrangements would pass muster for a dinner at Buckingham Palace, okay?)

If you don’t want to include RSVP cards, I would provide a telephone and an internet option, which lets people for whom it is easier to go online while watching The Amazing Race use your website, and lets your Great Aunt Edna call you or your mom and have a little chat, which is what she really wants to do anyway.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I wanted to do something like that, but our guest list was too big with 180 invitations given out and over 250 people expected.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was going to do an online RSVP (email isn’t an option as we have a few questions to present on our RSVPs) but it’s actually more expensive to add the RSVP option on our wedding website than to send out cards w/ postage paid envelopes. Ugh!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you’re worried about cost re: using RSVP on wedding website – you can always make a jotform and link to your site?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m resurrecting this thread, I am thinking about a phone RSVP – the total guest list is 100 (and most of them are a couple or groups) so I think I can talk to each guest in advance to go over how things will go. What do you think?

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