Post # 1
I am starting to look at doing online RSVPs for my upcoming wedding. I am positive that everyone we are inviting has internet access and since we are older the majority of the older folks who don’t “get” the internet have already passed on. Our wedding is also going to be pretty casual, so I think it would work…but I guess I am unsure about the logistics of it all.
How do we write it on the invitation?
Do we still put the RSVP cards in there with a stamp so that people have the option?…that seems super wasteful.
Has anyone done online RSVPs or had to RSVP online to a wedding and had a bad experience?
Post # 2
I’d be interested in hearing other people’s experiences as well. I’m inclined to do an online RSVP too — the cards seem like a waste of paper and postage to me as well. But if there is someone who can say why that is a bad idea, I’m all ears!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
We did online only, and I *think* we actually had fewer headaches than most people. There was no place to “write in” a plus one that wasn’t invited…so we only had one person do that at all.
We actually created a WordPress site and used an RSVP plug-in, though, only allowing an additional line for people who were allowed a plus one. Otherwise, they had a check box for their guests that were invited by name.
Proof of the RSVP – we added the Reply By date before printing.
Post # 4
we are doing online only RSVP’s to save money so we won’t be sending stamps to send anything back. We are also providing our number on the RSVP enclosure card so those who have no internet or issue with the internet can call us directly.
Post # 5
We did RSVP postcards that also included how to RSVP on our wedding website or by email. We didn’t stamp the postcards because we figured people would do the online RSVP rather than mail the postcard. I wasn’t sure if people would be into the website RSVP, but surprisingly, most of them have been done on the website. We haven’t gotten any of the postcards back yet.
Our website was created through Google Sites, so they had a nice customizable template for RSVPs. It takes the data and converts to a spreadsheet for you to see all the results.
Post # 6
I got the idea to do this from a good friend who did it at her wedding. It’s super simple. People place their nam. Click yes or no and pick a meal. You get an email stating who RSVP. I am having the issue of people using the website. I labeled it on my invite and gave them the web address and a date they must invite too. But a lot of people think it’s appropriate to just tell me via mouth they are coming. I am having an issue with that portion but whoever doesn’t RSVP by feb 8 will get a call and be asked to RSVP.