Post # 1
Ok, this is really dumb, but I’m having a minor freak out moment. When we first designed our invitations I was pretty proud of myself because I got a FANTASTIC deal, and I saved a TON by not doing reply cards. We decided we were going to be all tech savvy and have everyone RSVP through our website. We weren’t super worried about this because we’re not having a huge wedding (sending 120 invites) and we know basically all of them use the internet frequently. But then I started reading posts on the etiquette board about e-RSVPs and I am beginning to think that I made a huge mistake. I should have at least put a phone number in addition to the website information! What was I thinking?? But it’s going to be ok, right? I mean, we know basically everyone on our guest list, so if worse comes to worse we can just call/email/carrier pigeon them to find out if they’re coming. I’m not a total idiot, am I??
(I should probably explain, since I’m new, that I periodically have these freak outs because I’m doing this whole thing pretty much by myself in a city I moved to a month after getting engaged. No one in my family, and no one in my wedding party lives here. My fiance is in medical school. So sometimes….I panic. But mostly, I’m pretty calm. Thanks, in advance, for the soothing words!)
Post # 3
I’m sure it is going to be okay! If you are worried about certain people who don’t go on the internet, you can always call them before the RSVPs start coming in. And make sure to check up on people that you haven’t heard from in case they forget to do it online. You can work it out!
Post # 4
don’t worry about it! I’m only sending RSVP cards with stamps on them for people I know have a problem using the internet. Everyone else is getting RSVP cards without stamps (the card says to RSVP by email).
Post # 6
The fabulous miracle called communication technology will save you! And no one will remember how they rsvp’d to your wedding. (: If RSVPs aren’t coming in, just start hunting people down! We’ve had to facebook friends of ours because their invites got lost in the mail…all will be well. (:
Post # 7
It’ll all work out girl!! Like you said, you know basically everyone who’s going to be at your wedding. You DO have the website on the RSVP’s, so a lot of them will go on there. The one’s that DO go on there…you can cross off the list & the one’s who don’t…just shoot them an email to confirm they’re going to be there! 🙂 You are not an idiot girl. Trust me, everything will work out fine. Don’t get stressed!!! It will probably be easier than you thought.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
Don’t freak out! We are doing online-only RSVP. Our website address is right on the invitation! Our wedding is about the same size as yours. I figure, even with stamps/cards etc., some people won’t send them, so we’d be making phone calls and sending emails anyway. I am not too worried about it.
Post # 9
Like you said you know who you’re inviting, and in case there is no response from them you know who you need to personally contact. It’ll all work out.
Post # 10
it’s going to be FINE! Stop freaking out! The internet is more popular than ever (har har) and lots of people will figure it out!
Post # 11
Everything will be alright! I think sometimes we stress too much about the small stuff, and wedding planning is stressful enough. If your wedding website is private or password access you might even be able to have a contact page with your number for anyone with questions in regards to rsvp, but I think as long as you contact anyone who hasn’t responded by the set rsvp date you should be fine.
Post # 12
First of all-you ROCK for doing all of this without family around AND your Fiance in med school-my God…second you did such an awesome job in saving money and designing your invitations. TRUST YOURSELF-all will be okay!!! Take a deeeeeep breath and just trust in yourself. It’ll all work out. Like you said- it’s an intimate guest list and you know everyone-no worries girl!!
Post # 13
No worries! email rsvp will be perfect! And like you said, if they for some reason can’t RSVP via email, then they know you and can call. (and if they don’t know you, and can’t find a way to get a hold of you, then you probably don’t want them to come anyways! hahaha!!!!) You are fine! 🙂
Post # 14
You ladies are my absolute FAVORITES! I don’t know how I went through wedding planning so long without Weddingbee! You are all right, of course, and I’m working on calming the freak out. Thank you thank you thank you!!
Post # 15
You are going to be just fine AND you saved a ton of money!! You’d still have to hunt people down even if you’d send stamped rsvps, so revel in the money you saved and know you are not doing anything rude at all!
Post # 16
We’re date twins!!!! Its just a minor problem, everything will be fine, especially you can contact everyone to check if they are coming or not. My friend got married a few months ago and she had an email option and I absolutely loved it, it was so convenient for me to jump on the computer and rsvp