(Closed) How did you get most of your RSVP's?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How did you receive most of your RSVP's?
    RSVP Cards : (20 votes)
    77 %
    Phone Call : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Text : (0 votes)
    E-mail : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m about a month away from my deadline and I have about 38 of 104 responses in. I’m comfortable with the fact that many will fail to meet the deadline (which I set earlier than necessary) and I’ll have to chase…but I love getting the RSVPs (even the No’s) by mail. The last thing I have time for is getting multitudes of phone calls and texts from people! 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    8613 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The majority of our guests sent back the card, but we did have to track down quite a few to actually get them to do it. It is so much easier for me to organize stuff when I can actually physically have the cards. I even took some plain notecards and made placeholders for the people who called to rsvp instead of sending it back lol.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    RSVP I think are the best and are usually expected for weddings. Email, phone, text, are usually means of communication for showers and other parties but I’ve never seen it done for a wedding. Also with 100 other things going on I don’t think you really want all of your guests contacting your for RSVP’s and what if you forget to write down someone’s RSVP or meal choice.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had no trouble with RSVP cards, and I got probably 30 back in the first week after sending out invitations. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I only accepted RSVP by replay card. If someone called me or texted or facebooked that they were coming, I said something like, great, I’ll put you down when I get the response card in the mail.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I used our website for RSVPs. Worked well for us.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I did not include rsvp card with my invitations. Instead I asked for guests to respond via our website, by email or by phone. So far I’ve received about 40 via the website, maybe 3 by email and 1 person called… and my deadline isn’t until September

    Post # 11
    Member
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    It depends on your guests– if you’ve got a lot of older people they will prefer the RSVP cards for sure; but if it’s mostly frriends and computer savvy family, asking for e-mail responses is fine. 

    Basically, whatever method you choose expect about a 30% return– the rest of your guests you will need to call/e-mail/text in order to get a reply.  Personally, I chose to include an entree selection on the RSVP so when people were dragging their feet on a reply I could be persistant saying the caterer needed a headcount. 

    Post # 12
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Tangled:  Haha. I never meant it to be passive aggressive, but I do enjoy that interpretation. For me, it was more about practicallity. We chose response cards as our preferred means and organized our guest planning around those cards. I wasn’t about to keep track of emails, texts, and calls split between me, Fiance, my family, and his. I’d have gone crazy!

    Post # 13
    Member
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @juliette.eliza:  30% return? I’d have gone crazy. We had at least a 90% return rate by 3 days after the deadline, which is what we considered the real deadline since most people treat an RSVP date as a mail-by date, not a receipt date.

    Post # 14
    Member
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We did stamped reply cards and online RSVP.  I would say the split has been about 75/25 in favor of mailed cards.  We have 113 of 146 of our RSVPs back with a week to go.

    Post # 15
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    RSVP by enclosed, stamped card.

    They have 3 more weeks to respond. Most are back.

    I will not try to chase down any that don’t reply either. 

    If they show up, they show up, if the don’t they don’t, whether they RSVP or not.

    I budgeted for 115 people, and honestly no shows, etc. are no big deal for me. 

     

    Post # 16
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    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Do the RSVP cards, it would be a shame if you happen to forget to write down some responses and then track down the people only to annoy them.

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