Post # 1
Hello! My fiance and I are strongly considering doing an online RSVP with our regular invitation…and want to provide a phone number for any older guests not comfortable RSVPing online. Couple things I was hoping people may have thoughts on?
– What are your feelings on online RSVPs? Great? Tacky?
– I am considering a website called http://www.RSVPify.com because it’s very cusomizable and I need to ask for entree options and some other details, and want the RSVP to work with my WordPress site. “RSVPify” doesn’t have an option to add a phone number, though. We are considering just getting a Google Voice number if we can’t find a good telephone RSVP service, but was hoping someone might have a recommendation for another online RSVP service that has a telephone number and is also customizable?
Thanks in advance~! 🙂
Post # 3
@balto: We did this and it worked brilliantly…we had 80 or more percent of replies back withtin the first week…
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We did online rsvp and it worked out well.
Post # 5
@balto: Our mywedding.com website has an RSVP function. Even though we’re sending out paper invitations and RSVP cards, our guests have already begun to respond via the website! I say go for it, phone service not necessary.
Post # 6
Wow! I have friends still waiting for paper RSVPs (and losing them) a month before their wedding. I think they will help keep us organized and are a better bet, even if it may be a bit untraditional. Thanks for all the feedback!
Post # 7
@balto: As a guest, I love the online RSVP, but I haven’t tried to set one up yet.
Post # 8
I would love to do an RSVP online. Instead of a phone service, why not send regualar RSVP cards in your invites ONLY to your non-tech-savvy/older guests who may not be comfortable doing online RSVP? Or include a phone number on an insert in the invite for those?
Post # 9
I did an online RSVP but did not include it in my invitation suite. What I did was set up the online serivce and as I got the paper RSVPs, I input the information into the online database. That way it was accurate and organized and I didn’t have people who would return the paper RSVP + still RSVP online.
Post # 10
We did an online RSVP, through mywedding.com, which also housed our website. There were definitely people who weren’t computer savvy, but we felt that anyone who couldn’t get online would use their smarts and just call us. It wasn’t an issue at all. We chased very few RSVPs, which was great!
Post # 12
@balto: I didn’t vote because I wouldn’t do online/phone RSVP’s but I don’t think they’re tacky. I just want to get the little envelopes in the mail!
Post # 13
@MsGinkgo: What is the advantage of paper RSVP?
Post # 14
I am def doing electronic RSVPs. I’ve heard arguments that paper is more convenient for guests (really, how is filling it out and dropping it in your mailbox or PO more convenient than clicking a few times on your computer? But I digress….)
I figure you will call for paper RSVPs anyway, so if you don’t get replies online, just call. I think it probably saves a lot of money and paper (in the environmental friendly way).
Post # 15
@beemyname: that I love mail and I want the little envelopes 🙂
Post # 16
I did an online RSVP using a simple Google Doc (check out the Good Document “Form”) via my wedding website. It was easy and completely customizable. If you are decent with technology and have a wedding website I think it’s unnecessary to pay for a service.
For the phone number – why not just give your phone number?
Alternatively, you could include a traditional mail-in RSVP card in the invites that go to older guests only.