(Closed) Online or Paper RSVP?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it depends on your guestlist.  If you have older or less tech savy guests, traditional mailed RSVPs are probably the way to go.  However, if all of your guests have internet access, email, etc, then I much prefer online RSVPs; easier to manage, won’t get lost in the mail, less costly, etc.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

shouthuzzah:  what type of wedding are you having? As long as you aren’t having a black tie wedding, either way is fine. I generally see people doing both ways. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We’ve offered our guests both options. They can send back the RSVP card or we included an insert that directs them to our website where they can also RSVP. But I’m used minted for our website and it actually seemed very organized and easy to manage. I don’t know anything about theknot’s websites and how well they work.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I used weddingwire online rsvp and really liked it!  I also used paper rsvps for a small group of people who aren’t internet friendly.  I had the same rsvp rate for each method.

If you set it up right, the online rsvp removes the question of plus one, kids, and people can’t write in additional guests.  You also don’t need to write numbers on the backs of rsvp cards to keep track, and you can do seating charts with wedding wire as well.  That in addition to saving money on postage

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I used gettingmarried.com and it was a breeze!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I am using my RSVP option through our website with theknot.com. It is working out well because I’m only inviting around 150 people anyways, so it isn’t hard to keep track of. I have an excell spreadsheet I made for keeping track of everything, and when I see they respond on there I mark it on my sheet so I don’t get lost in that list. I post my link on facebook & put it on my STD so it is kind of cool that people are already RSVPing and planning everything before the actual “invites” go out.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

shouthuzzah:  I am sending you a private message. I’ll tell you/show you what we did. We used Google Forms. The beauty is that it automatically all goes into a handy dandy excel spread sheet. AND It’s Free. AND we got notified/email everytime we got an RSVP (though you do not have to do it that way).

p.s. we gave people option to send in snail mail or rsvp online

Thanks,

Katy

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our wedding was pretty small so we used rsvpify.com. It worked really well and allowed us to limit the number people could rsvp for as well since we didn’t have kids at our wedding. I thought it was less hassle and I think we had all but 2 respond on time. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

We’re doing both. As a guest, I really like being able to reply online, but I know that that’s not in the cards for some of our older guests. We’re using RSVPify for our online replies; my friends used it for their wedding and I really liked it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re only doing online. We figure that the guests who can’t figure it out will phone us or our parents. I created a Google form which saves my RSVPs in a neat spreadsheet. It worked perfectly for the tests I did and the one real RSVP we got.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - World\'s Fair Pavilion

Both.

We’re including an RSVP postcard that also highlights the ability for guests to reply on our wedding website (Squarespace). Online RSVPs are automatically sent to our email inbox.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

hikingbride:  I noticed when building a guest list on minted that you can requests addresses through sharing on facebook.  Do you know how that feature works?  Did you try it?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m doing online RSVP. At the end of the day whether I chose online or paper RSVP, I’m sure there will be people who I will need to call to confirm their whether they are coming or not. So I decided to go for online to save some $$$. With wedding website these days, managing RSVPs are really simple.

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