(Closed) How crappy would an invite be WITHOUT an rsvp envelope?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsNeutrino:  I think making people provide their own envelope will be kind of inconvenient and lower your response rate. I don’t know your situation, but I used post card RSVPs (lower postage and no envelope), so that might be an option

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

We did not have response envelopes, but our RSVPs were done totally online. We included a little card with our web address and a phone number to call for those who are less web-savvy. You might try that!

 

ETA: We had a very good response rate. About 80% RSVP’d before we started contacting people to remind them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My guess is you will not get many rsvp cards back if you forego the envelope (much less the stamp).  Sorry. 🙁

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsNeutrino:  Could you include an option to RSVP online or by phone? If  that’s the case I’m sure it would be fine!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Can you make the RSVP into a postcard??

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@FutureMsVW:  I second that idea.  Could you get address labels to put on the back with postcard stamps?  I think not having an envelope will lower your response rate significantly, and postcards are super cute, IMO.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@FutureMsVW:  That is exactly what I was going to say!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would do online or phone RSVPs if you’re not going to include an envelope. That’s what we’re doing 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

USPS gives their requirements for postcards here. Basically content on 1 side and address + stamp on the other and sized between 3.5×5 and 4.25×6

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MrsNeutrino:  If your RSVP fits the USPS postcard regs, slap a stamp and address label on ’em and away you go!  If not, I would use the RSVP function on your website and/or buy the envelopes for the cards.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not crappy at all if you are doing RSVPs online.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

If people can do them online like you said, then it’s not as big of a deal, as long as people know they can RSVP on the website.  Otherwise, I’d agree that you won’t get many back!

Post # 15
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Honey bee

For me, if it didnt have an evelope I wouldnt bother and I would email or call.

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