Post # 1
I, like most brides, would hate to spend money on RSVP cards and postage when most people don’t use them. So, I’ve heard other questions aske about online rsvp but have never heard anyone ask …”Does this work?” Did a lot of people use the online rsvp feature? What about old, technologically challenged people?
So, how did this turn out for all you bees who have tried it?
Post # 3
Not very. About 30 people used it, so less than half our guest list. Most of the folks called the number at the bottom fo our invite and left us a message, but many called my Mother-In-Law with questions and to RSVP. It was annoying, considering they should’ve just called ME, not her, about it.
But yeah. Some did, most did not.
Post # 4
with us, a lot of people were just lazy, which i thought was silly because it’s people that are online all the time! they wouldn’t even call the number we had on the invite, they would tell us when they saw us. or worse, they assumed that we would remember when they told us 6 months ago before the invites even went out, that they were coming to the wedding. i don’t know if it would have made a difference if it was paper or not, i really have a feeling we would have had the same stress either way.
Post # 5
So far our online RSVP has been pretty dismal – we’ve had a couple Facebook private messages but nothing else and nothing on our website. Everyone has either phoned in or written us a card. We did away with the RSVP cards for the same reason and I’m glad we did. We’d have ended up wasting paper and postage. But it totally depends on what you prefer.
Post # 6
We didn’t do an online RSVP. After sending out our Save-The-Date Cards with our wedding website link on there, I was disappointed how no one even looked at the website. (I could tell by the types of questions we got ~ all easily answered if one had looked at the site.) So after that STD experience, I knew online RSVPs were out of the question. Off to the post office!!
Post # 7
I’m glad you posted this question. I was thinking about whether this would be a good option…
I wonder if you send a brief email with the link, if people would be more inclined to use it? Of course that would entail having everyone’s email address…which could be a major pain and next to impossible.
Post # 8
Yeah I am worried about this too. We did Save-The-Date Cards and had the website on them and NO ONE noticed it on there~!!! FMILs family was asking her what our wedding website was and I was like well if you had just looked at the save the date you would know!!! I really dont want to have to do RSVP cards because they are just such a waste and so much more expensive!!! I think we might have to end up doing them though based on our STD response so maybe we will just do postcards.
Post # 9
It sounds to my like guest just kind of pick their own way to reply and that there is no sure answer that is the best way to go about this. I think I will go with the online option and put a phone number on there and see what happens. If I don’t get responses we will call them.
Post # 10
It sounds like getting RSVPs is a bit of a pain regardless of your method. We’re including an RSVP card in our invitation, but it will have instructions to use our online RSVP on the website, or to email/call. I have a feeling I’ll be tracking people down after the deadline, but that’s just the nature of the beast. At least we won’t be wasting money on envelopes and stamps!
Post # 11
We had a pretty good response rate with our online RSVPs. I think we had about 85 people respond via online RSPV, and less than 10 responded via phone (our other option). The other 30 or 40 people I had to track and call, but I would’ve had to do that anyway. 🙂 Some people just don’t RSVP, no matter the method.
Post # 12
We didn’t have a very good response rate. Most of the time it was people telling us face to face or they called us.
Post # 13
A friend of mine used her website and a phone number to leave a msg for RSVP methods. She told me that it was about 50/50. So, she had very good luck. I now intend on doing the same thing. Hopefully it works for me.
Post # 14
MY RSVP online dilema SUCKED! And it wasnt my fault, frankly people are just really lazy. it really frusturated me when I saw these people playing on facebook all day but didnt have 2 minutes to fill out the RSVP online. ANNOYED
Post # 15
I’m going to do it regardless. I figure the same ppl who are too lazy to Online RSVP will be just as lazy to drop a postcard in the mail. I’m not sure if I will include a phone # yet.But either phone # or a RSVP Postcard for the few that don’t have computer access.