Post # 1
We opted to have guests respond to their invitations through our wedding website. All of the information regarding hotel reservations, attire, schedule, etc. is also on the website and not in print. Personally, I love having everything easily accessible online, but now I’m worried that our guests won’t feel the same. What do you think, hive? Do you prefer to have wedding information in print or online?
Post # 3
I sent one invitation and all the information is on the website. All the guests rsvped via website.
Post # 4
I voted both because I like being able to reference a wedding website during the day at work if I need to make hotel reservations, travel, etc. because I am not likely to always have the paper invite with me when I need it. But I like to have the paper invitation to take to the wedding, etc. or have on hand if I am not near a computer.
Post # 5
@hotpinkbride: I guess I should add that I’m planning to include the schedule in print in the welcome bags. So, during the wedding weekend, guests that don’t have a computer or a smart phone can still have something to reference.
As a semi-random Public Service Announcement: I recently showed up hours early to a friend’s reception, because I didn’t bring the printed information card to the wedding and the website didn’t say ANYTHING about there being a delay between the ceremony and reception. So, for people like me, be sure to keep your websites up to date and accurate 🙂
Post # 6
I say both because some people do not own a computer or if they do they may not have internet access. To think this day in age people don’t but its true. You are going to be super stressed out with rsvp’s if you have people respond online only. Give them an option 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Personally, I’d love to have everything paperless (e-mailed invites, and a website RSVP) but most of my guests wouldn’t have been comfortable with that, so I did a hybrid– I did paper invites & RSVPs, but I put all the supplemental info on the website. I figured any of my non-computer savvy guests would likely just call relatives to find out the info, and that worked perfectly.
If your guests are all tech capable, I don’t see any issue with it– but just keep in mind that the average return for RSVPs is usually around 25-30%– with a unique system, you’ll likely get even less, so be prepared to make a lot of phone calls, and be ready to walk your guests through the process for those who don’t understand it immediately.
Post # 8
It’s really going to depend on your guest list. We did paper invites, very simple, and all the info, menu, RSVP, registry, everything on our website. We have a very tech-savvy crowd so even though I didn’t make it clear on the invite that we wanted them to rsvp online, we didn’t really have to help anyone with it (apart from reminding people who’d forgotten where their invite was, what our URL was).
We are putting printed schedules in the welcome bags; on the back we’ve added a map of the nearest subway stops and the hotel’s address just to make it easier on those who want to wander around our city.
Post # 9
I prefer a website because I’m tech savvy and sometimes I lose paper info. But I know for some people it can be a bit of a hassle, people who aren’t from the tech. generation, so to speak, and who find the Internet to be a bit of a hassle.
Post # 10
I went completely paperless and it worked out well…although people assumed they could bringwhomever they wanted. It all worked out though.
Post # 11
I sent out paper invitations with paper RSVPs. To cut down on paper costs of including a bajillion enclosure cards I included one that said all of our info was on the wedding website. Our guestlist is very small and I know no one will have a problem getting to the website and checking it out for info.
Post # 12
I was 100% on board with having most EVERYTHING on our website–rsvp, directions, accomodations…ect. but then decided to go ahead and just do print as well.
I’m glad I did. We send out Save the Dates with our website on them that seriously has EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR WEDDING and I’m constantly getting questions regarding hotels, dates, times…ect. I’m like—IT’S ON THE WEBSITE! HAHA —most of the questions are from the bridal party! not grandma who doesn’t know better! lol.
So, I’ve decided to have my invites have everything that a guest would need to plan their travel but our website just elaborates more.
I think though, that if the website was the ONLY option, that you’re guests will figure it out. You may just get some phone calls and will probably get sick of telling people to go to the website. Maybe pass out buisness cards with your website address anytime someone asks you questions! hahaha, totally joking =)
I think you’ll be fine with whatever, but that was my expeirence (so far).
P.S. I’m sure even with PRINT AND ONLINE, I’ll have people ask questions (facepalm)
Post # 13
@ladybugs: Our RSVP is online too but keep in mind your older guests who may not have or be able to use a computer. As long as they have a way to get information even if by phone then you are good to go
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2012 - Sundy House in Delray Beach, Florida
I voted for both just because some people may not be very tech-savvy or might not have the time to puruse the internet. We provided basic info in the invitation (attire, hotels, city info, map) and then on the website we expanded upon everything.
Post # 15
Our invitations were pretty basic: time, date, place. and our website had more information. For the most part it seems to be enough for people, I have had a few phone calls about very specific details, but its nothing out of the ordinary. I think people are getting more used to wedding websites now