Post # 1
I am debating if I should do mail back or email/phone for my RSVPs.
I live in Canada, our postal system; Canada Post is on strike (taking turns in different cities, not full out) I doubt they will still be on strike or that it will greatly effect my invites or RSVP’s but it is a consideration.
I do like that mail back is formal and you actually have a card to keep track of. I could save about $60 (minimal but a saving) on postage if I do email or phone response.
Post # 3
If I could do one thing over it would be to have email or online website RSVP’s. My sister had more luck receiving her RSVP’s than I did. And I thought more people would write on my RSVP postcards but they didn’t. I would’ve rather saved the $70 and headache of following up with people.
Post # 4
@Talishazwi: agreed! I really thought people would write nice things on our RSVPs and most didnt. There is also the chance of them getting lost in the mail or the ones that get sent back because you accidentally put the wrong zip code! Online RSVP is one click and thats it! Some wedding websites have it as a feature
Post # 5
We are sending rsvp cards with our website email on it.
We will only be adding a stamp to those cards of people who we know can’t use a computer or wont.
Post # 6
I did and prefer the mail. And it is so much fun and so exciting to get these little envelopes in the mail box! As well I didn’t want to have to deal with a bunch of phone calls as lots of people invited don’t really do the online thing or don’t do it well anyway.
And I’ve had comments that guests have really liked being able to fill in the cards to send back.
My cousin did the email thing and from what I’ve heard people like to give a long explanation of why they aren’t coming instead of just saying no.
ETA: Canada Post striking hasn’t really affected anything, maybe just slowed it down, but not a big deal.
Post # 7
I’m a sucker for traditional mailed RSVP’s.
Post # 8
Oops I didnt mean to write email. We have a response page with little click buttons. No place to write a comment or anything.
Post # 9
I did email and mail before the strike (I put a stamp on most). I know of a few invites/RSVP cards that did not arrive. If you decide to go with mail include at least one other option! The nice thing about email is it made it easier for me to contact people regarding guests’ names, kids ages (do they need a kids meal or adults) etc.
I would have a tough time doing phone and keeping track of a ton of calls, although our parents did get a few word of mouth ones for us. Getting a phone call from our parents and jotting down a few RSVPs at once was fine, having to deal with a ton of phone calls would drive me nuts.
Post # 10
We’re doing email and phone RSVPs. It’s working great so far!! If you wedding is formal then RSVP cards are a nice touch – but if you don’t want to it’s totally ok to do email/phone.
Post # 11
We did it to save money and it’s so much easier. We had probably ~40 responses we had to track down after our RSVP date and there was no “maybe it’s in the mail, got lost, whatever”. They had either sent it to us, or they didn’t. And impatient me, it also meant I could start hounding people literally the next day after they were due and not wait for the last-minute ones to show up in the mail the next couple days.
Also, it probably depends on the demographics of your guest list- but I had a lot of my friends and others text/facebook me – I would have been pissed had I spend the money for their RSVP cards and they didn’t use them.
Post # 12
@Mrs.RDV: We got the long explanations too on a couple. It’s like it’s fine! I understand, the play tickets are nonrefundable, I get that, I don’t know you anyway! LOL
We also got a lot of really nice emails saying how excited they were especially from family further away – even a couple of the no’s they talked about coming for a visit later in the summer. A lot of the emails were very nice to read.
Post # 13
Just wanted to add that I would be concerned about a few invitations getting lost in the mail while the strike is on. They are not working overtime, so whatever is leftover near the end of a shift they are taking back to the depot, it sounds like a good way for some mail to get lost!