Online only RSVP?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 16
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461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We’ve done everything online – Save the Dates, invites and RSVPs- and it’s been so easy!

RSVPs came in v quickly and we were able to send reminders about letting us know about dietary requirements etc to everyone at the same time easily. I know it’s not for some people but I can’t imagine doing it any other way. And the older people were fine with it – it was literally receiving an email and clicking either ‘can attend’ or ‘can’t attend’.

We’ve used PaperlessPost for all emails and the Knot for our wedding website.

Post # 17
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

We are also doing online RSVPs only. I am using The Knot. I had actually greated a different website on Say I Do, which I actaully prefered (less dramatic and less cluttered) but the Fiance prefered the The Knot, so I just went with that one. 

Post # 19
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

hermionegranger :  If you want a site that will do everything I can attest to withjoy.com  as pp have stated it is a great site that tracks your rsvps as they come in for you and you can get a summary to see how many have rsvpd thus far and how many have declined.  You can even customize what your rsvp replies will say and you can add additional questions etc.  for instance if theyre attending you can have a question ask them for menu choice etc.

Post # 20
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461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

hermionegranger :  It does – only minor downside is that everything you send from them saying “sent by paperless post” at the bottom but if that doesn’t bother you (it wasn’t an issue for us), it’s v useful. 

It lets you know who has received sent your invite vs who has actually opened the email, and flags up any bounces, and then tracks RSVPs and declines. You can then send follow-ups to different groups (eg chase ups to those listed as “not yet replied” or specific messages only to people who have RSVP’d etc)

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

We’re sending out physical invites and save-the-dates, but doing online RSVP only. So far we’ve only sent the save-the-dates out and we’ve already gotten 14 online yeses and 2 online no’s (though we figured about the 2 no’s since they have some health issues).

To make sure our elderly guests don’t spend too much time trying to figure it out if they have trouble with it, I’ve included my phone number on the invite so they can call to RSVP as well. I also have a pretty good guess about who will have trouble and who will be fine, so I can always double check with those people when it comes time to RSVP.

Post # 22
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995 posts
Busy bee

A girlfriend of mine did that and regular invitations. But ANYONE can “rsvp” on there that is not invited. She had someone put a fake name for two people and say they were coming. Which is weird but… like I said anyone can go on those sites and do that mess. She used The Knot.

Post # 24
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

itsachickenwingthing :  thats awful.  Usually you can make rsvp function secure so not just anyone can rsvp. 

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