(Closed) Is an online RSVP "less classy"

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Is an online RSVP "less classy?"
    No, in this age of technology, totally acceptable : (32 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, but in this age of technology, I think it's acceptable : (53 votes)
    35 %
    No, easier and more eco friendly! : (26 votes)
    17 %
    Yes, I think that for a wedding, only a paper RSVP is appropriate : (41 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 17
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @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
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013



    Stamps are freakin’ expensive.

    Post # 24
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @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
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    7199 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @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
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @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
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @AmyFarrahFowler:  This!

    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.

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