(Closed) Experience with online RSVPs

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We didn’t have a very good rate pf people responding online or to the phone number.  Although of the people that showed up, they ised one of the options, the others were no responders/no shows.

Post # 4
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am currently in the middle of recieveing my online RSVPs, the first week was the slowest, nobody RSVPd (and when I say first week, I mean a week after everyone recieved the invitation!) The second was better, and the third week (this week) is even better. They are still slowely coming in but we still have lots of people that havn’t RSVPd, but they have until the 20th of Sept and I think most people like to wait till the last minute, even though its online 🙂

Post # 6
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2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

no matter how the RSVPs are done, not that many people will RSVP in the first couple of days!  We had maybe 1-3 a day for the first 3 weeks, and than maybe one a day or every other day until the date.  i had about 25 RSVPs i still needed by the due date.  I would not be cconcerned…for the most part it is much easier to RSVP online–I am sure its not your method that’s causing the ‘delay’.  it’s normal!

Post # 7
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think what you’re experiencing is exclusive to having online RSVP. I have online RSVP and I had no qualms bugging family members to RSVP super early just by word of mouth and email. All of them did it well before the deadline. Either they responded themselves online or they tell me via email.

I would say at least 60-70% of my friends responded online and on time. As for the remaining, all I had to do is to send them an email reminder and within an hour or two, boom, rsvp received. So it wasn’t a big deal. There are always some stragglers but I just let them be since it’s still a couple of weeks until my drop dead deadline imposed by my venue.

Post # 8
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I recently got an invitation to a wedding that had an RSVP card and NO RETURN STAMP (so rude!), then I saw there was an option to RSVP online! Great, I thought! So I go online and try to RSVP “No”, because I couldn’t make it. Well there was no option for “No”! Just a box with “Type your name here” and a button to click “RSVP”. It was very frustrating.

Post # 9
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@texaslawgirl: was that website weddingwire?

I am actually having my guests RSVP through our weddingwire site, you enter your name, it pops up and then you click “RSVP” but after you click RSVP it then takes you to the next page were you can select “accepts” or “declines” I hope the first page isn’t decieving then it says “click to RSVP” before the accepts or decline page pops up, oh no!!! I’m freaking out!!!

Post # 10
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@annie, I have no idea! I never considered that option. I just thought that there was only the option of RSVPing (meaning if you clicked RSVP, then it meant “yes” you were coming). I was afraid to click it because I didn’t want to click “Yes” when I was trying to tell them we couldn’t make it.

Post # 11
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@texas: Yep sounds like wedding wire! I went back to the website, and I can totally see how after you enter your name it just says ” Click here to RSVP” which IS deceiving esp if you are declining, ARGG I didn’t realize that before!!! I just added a note at the top of the page explaining to guests that can’t attend, the process of what to do. I’m so glad I read your post, because hopefully my instructions will help make everything clear to our guests!

Post # 12
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wonder how common is the perception that “respond s’il vous plait” means that you’re responding to attending the event. I thought it’s always been just simply “respond”.

Post # 13
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I just looked up the wedding website, and it’s through The Knot……..

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