Post # 1
So apparently postage has gone up and is now 46 cents per stamp! What happened to the days where it was like 30cent and under?
Anyways, we are cutting costs as much as we possibly can. It’s already going to be $40 to send out all the invites and another $40 if we pre stamp the RSVPs so I was considering having an online RSVP. We have a wedding facebook page and we were thinking about putting an event on there and sending the link with the invitations so they can say yes or no and we were also going to of course add our phone number in case some people aren’t so computer savy, so they could RSVP on facebooK, email or by phone.
Would this work? What are some ups and downs about going this route? Opinions and such?
Post # 3
@kris325: We’re doing online RSVPs on our wedding website. So far it’s been great, but I think it really depends on your guest list. Older/less techy guests might find it difficult.
Post # 4
We have the option to do online RSVP on our website, but I don’t think we will.
I had set it up to test it out, and since our wedding is a 3 day affair, we would like different choices to RSVP to [for instance, they can RSVP to the optional rehearsal dinner, just the ceremony & reception, or to the entire 3 day event].
Not to mention, it has a search option, you can search first names and get everyone who goes by all those names, what’s to stop someone from rsvping people who haven’t decided yet? [although I think you can search first & last name, but still – same concept].
Post # 5
I thought the RSVP online was really confusing because if you don’t type in the name correctly it won’t work properly. I would do it by mail unless the majority of your family/friends are on FB. We did RSVP by FB for former co-workers and friends, and it did not work out well. More than half of who were I think in the moment said yes so we counted them and they didn’t show up, which I understand can be the same with a mail in rsvp. However, I think people take more time with an RSVP via mail.
Post # 6
You could also make RSVP postcards. Postage for postcards is only $0.32.
Post # 7
I have attended weddings where RSVPs were digital, and everything went smoothly. So, I’m sure your plan will work! You are providing the option to RSVP online, and the option of calling you as well- should cover everyone. It is an easy way to cut costs. Know that even with typical mailed invitations, not everyone replies so either way (online or mailed) you will still have to pester some of your friends and family!
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Post # 8
We’re doing all RSVPs online using the weddingwire site. We have RSVPs for each person plus RSVP for whether they will use the shuttle we are providing and then RSVPs for specific individuals for the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 9
I think it can work. Most older guests have someone who can help them out. I know I’m always helping my grandmother. LOL
Post # 10
We have online RSVP and it is working great so far. I love how quickly people respond. Like one bee said, it can be frustrating if they don’t put their name exactly but my guests who couldn’t find their name just added themselves, it sent me an email then I went to my guest list and updated their response. But if you’re going to do yours through a FB invite you’re not going to have this problem
Post # 11
Do alot of your guests live close by? You could also save postage money by giving them their invitation in person, along with the online RSVP.