Post # 17
@DreamingofDiamonds: We were planning on doing an online RSVP, and honestly I didn’t care what other people may think of it. Think how much money for postage you are saving! We wound up eloping so obviously no RSVP needed, but I definitely think that if it’s something that you and your Fiance want to do, then do it. 🙂
Post # 18
That said, I am doing RSVP postcards for my wedding because my older relatives are not tech saavy and it was confusing when my brother did an online RSVP for his wedding and we had no replies for some of the older relatives. since you said yours were tech saavy, I’d go for it.
Post # 19
I don’t think so. A lot of people spend a lot of time online, so I think it may be easier on both ends. However, my comment is dependent on the age of your guests. If a lot of your relatives are elderly, they may prefer the traditional paper cards.
Post # 20
How much extra would it really cost. Probably less than $100. Just consider if this worry is worth $100 or not. I personally really like paper RSVPs. Paper is fading and when you receive things in the mail it makes it feel all that more special! Just imagine how fun it will be to receive all those RSVPs in the mail. I can’t wait!
Post # 21
For me, I do see it as less formal – not sure if that equates to less classy. I wouldn’t do it for my wedding because I want it to be a more formal affair! I think it all depends on the feel of your wedding!
Post # 22
@DreamingofDiamonds: I wanted to do an online RSVP but my mother insisted that some of the elderly guests would not be able to comply. She and my father are paying for the waedding so that was fine by me. I think it would be much easier to track this way too (online RSVP).
Post # 23
Stamps are freakin’ expensive.
Post # 24
@kate02121: I agree. It is less traditional, but not less classy. I am doing it for my formal evening wedding.
I know that it is formal but we are having a non-traditional wedding so online RSVP won’t taint our formal evening event! 🙂
Post # 26
TBH most of the weddings I’ve been to would have had some big faux pas according to the Bee. In real life people just don’t think about it that much. I’m doing online RSVP the only people who might be confused about it are older family members who I know will be there regardless so it doesn’t matter that much. Also most of the people I’ve talked to who have done this vs the traditional RSVP said that they got all their RSVPs in much quicker than those who did it through the snail-mail.
Post # 27
Honestly I think less classy, personally I think for weddings, graduations any “Big once in a life time” things it should be all done paper wise.
Post # 28
@DreamingofDiamonds: I’m glad you asked this question (and to see that most people don’t care). Because, really, I WISH more people did online RSVPs. I lose those little cards! And it must be SOOOO much easier to track online RSVPs if you’re the bride!
Post # 29
@DreamingofDiamonds: I think I will send online RSVP very selectively and leave the paper option for many people. Some people don’t like online and some people can’t use properly. Or, I’m thinking to send paper invitations to all but sending email too for some people with an RSVP link. I’m also thinking about adding a QR code on the back of the invitation card.
@Apple_Blossom: +1 If you do so, please don’t do it over fb.
Once I got an invitation through email – the recipient was individual. I personally liked it.
On the other hand, someone recently invited over FB saying “please consider this as a formal invitation”. It didn’t come as nice as other case. And I heard people saying about her invitation was rude.
Post # 30
For our wedding which was very formal it was out of the question. For smaller and low-key events I would say acceptable. In other words if your invitation is fancy include a fancy RSVP card, it just makes sense.