Online only RSVP?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We gave our guests the option to RSVP online or by mail and so far no one has chosen the online option. We have received 40 responses so far. I considered doing 100% online as well, but I’m glad I didn’t because it doesnt seem to be the preference.

Post # 3
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1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m using online RSVP. I’m using the knot for RSVPs! No issue so far. Just sent out invitations and got back 20 yeses so far!

If you have any questions, let me know. We like the knot because people can choose their meals as well (a requirement for my venue).

Post # 4
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2018

For mine, we went with online or mailed.  Right now we have a bunch of both.  I don’t see anything wrong with an online only RSVP though you may want to think about the crowd you’re catering to. If you have a lot of older folks coming to your wedding, you may want to allow them the option to mail their response.  As for what platform to use, I’ve been using WeddingWire and I absolutely love it.  It also allows you to create a seating chart based on your RSVPs. 

Post # 5
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422 posts
Helper bee

We sent out real invitations but have RSVP’s online only. We have only received about 30 back so far but I think that’s just people being annoying and not due to the online aspect (99 percent of our guests are avid internet users).

Post # 6
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699 posts
Busy bee

We’re doing everything online, Save-The-Date Cards, invites and rsvp. For people that I know are unlikely to use the online system I’ve just called and asked them if they were coming. Our wedding is destination, so we need to know who will be there pretty early just too ensure everyone has a place to stay. So we’ve found phoning to be the best option. 

I tried using the knot and wasn’t a huge fan of it, i ended up switching to WithJoy and love their system

Post # 7
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1631 posts
Bumble bee

We are providing the option to RSVP online, by calling, or by texting. 

Post # 8
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4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If you think that it suits your guests then I am all for it.  I personally like to send a written note (because no one does snail mail anymore) but that’s preference.

Post # 9
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689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

hermionegranger :  We’re doing online only RSVP and using The Knot. Our invites haven’t gone out yet, but we’ve had 14 people RSVP after the save the dates went out and there don’t seem to have been any issues yet. 

Post # 10
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2812 posts
Sugar bee

We did online only and used withjoy. We also gave the option to email for the people that were less technologically inclined. I found it much easier to track digital responses than bits of paper floating around (also better for the environment and cheaper on postage).

Post # 11
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614 posts
Busy bee

hermionegranger :  We gave guests the option of online RSVP or mailing in an RSVP postcard. Of the 250ish invites we sent, about 20% sent in the postcards, the rest rsvp’d online.

We used The Knot, and it has been great. I also just input the information we got on the postcard rsvps into the the knot and it has made the process of seating arrangements and turning numbers into our venue.

Post # 13
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105 posts
Blushing bee

hermionegranger :  For our RSVPs we used the wedding website and also included my phone and email as well.  It worked really well. Quite a few people used the wedding website, a few sent emails, but those that were less tech savvy either called or sent a text message.

Post # 14
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

hermionegranger :   I used online invitations with online RSVPs and have found that RSVPS came in much quicker than had I used regular invites.  For the most part, as soon as people received the inviation they clicked on the link that took them to our site and rsvpd right away.   For the older folks who are not savy with online anything, we just simply called.

Post # 15
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

wolfeyes :  I also used withjoy.  I am very pleased with it.

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