Post # 1
So, we’re not doing RSVP cards, we have a wedding web site set up for people to RSVP and select their entrees, etc. How on Earth do I write that on our invite without sounding tacky? We’re doing it to cut costs and our impact on the environment (also no reception card, no inner envelope, etc.).
Right now we have:
Together with their families
Bride and Groom
Invite you to share in the celebration of their marriage
Dinner and Dancing to Follow
To RSVP please visit http://www.website.com
I’m also perplexed as to how to add a time to RSVP by? Some ideas I’ve had but am still not crazy about:
The favor of your reply is requested at http://www.website.com
Kindly reply at http://www.website.com by Date
Both sound pretty formal no? And our wedding is definitely not formal. ::sigh::
Suggestions? Thank you in advance 🙂
Post # 3
How about “Please reply at WEBSITE.COM by DATE”?
ETA: Or “Please visit WEBSITE.COM by DATE to reply”
Post # 4
try http://www.verseit.com they have some pretty good rsvps!
Post # 5
Simplest and most classic — put
in the lower right-hand corner. Back in the ‘fifties when telephones were becoming acceptable for social calls, that was how R.s.v.p.s were requested for things like dinner parties, only using the phone number instead of the website. And in the twenties, when social secretaries were being used to receive R.s.v.p.s that’s where you put the street address of your social secretary. All of which is interesting, but your guests won’t even need to know the social history since the letters “R.s.v.p.” and the website being right next to each other make the intent obvious.
Post # 6
That’s roughly what we’re doing. Ours say:
We invite you to join us and our families for a celebration of our marriage.
Name + Name
Food and festivities to follow at xxx
Please respond by June xx at http://www.ourwebsite.com
…in case that helps! We considered putting a phone option too for the one or two older relatives who aren’t super web-savvy, but decided it wasn’t worth it in the end—we’ll just follow up with them directly if need be. If you have a larger group, though, you could add a phone option.
Post # 7
I like oakster’s option. I’d say do your RSVP date 6 weeks before the wedding. We did it 4 weeks before the wedding and RSVPs were still flowing in at 2 weeks! That will give you more time to figure out your final count and you wont be scrambling around calling everyone so you can get all of your numbers in order in time like me!
Post # 8
could this help at all? We just did this on one large, formal single card-no rsvp or reception cards inside. monogram on top, all centered
WITH GREAT PLEASURE
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE WEDDING UNITING
SATURDAY, THE TWELFTH OF JUNE
TWO THOUSAND AND TEN
AT HALF AFTER SIX O’CLOCK IN THE EVENING
NEW YORK CITY
reception to follow under the stars
[lower left-hand corner in smaller font,
The Favour of Your Reply Black Tie Optional
Is Requested by 14 May
Post # 9
Thank you ladies! Going to run those by the fiance and see what he thinks. We get our first proof tomorrow – so excited 🙂