(Closed) Online RSVP’s – response card language

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Online RSVP vs. Mail-it-in?
    Online! : (9 votes)
    47 %
    Mail-it-in! : (10 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am going to have our guests mail their invites back. It seems more personal that way. I don’t really care for online RSVPs at all. If you want to use the online RSVPs, then just include a little blurb with the website URL asking your guests to RSVP that way. Are you including an RSVP card with your invites? That would make a difference with the wording. Either way, you should not include the information about RSVPing directly on the invite, you should have a separate card. Unless, your wedding is very informal. Mailed back RSVPs are also more formal.

    Post # 4
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think mailing a paper invitation = mailed RSVPs. It just seems awkward that you have to type in the website. Plus, if you’re informal enough to RSVP online, why not just have the invitation online? You can use postcard RSVPs to save money. We did use paperlesspost for our rehearsal dinner and other event invitations. It looks pretty and it keeps track of people who are coming, which is great. Keeping track of paper RSVPs was annoying.

    Post # 5
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think an online RSVP is practical and efficient and gets the guests to your website to see additional information. 

    I have an online RSVP so I may be biased but it is working quite well. We have about 80% of our responses in and we are a week out from the deadline. Only a few older family members complained that they needed to go online and called in their RSVP to my mom.

    Post # 6
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    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m doing mail-in invites because half of the guest list cannot be relied on for anything that has to do with technology. It will be more work for me to create a website, show them how to use it, etc. than just use mail-in invites for them to drop in the mail.

    Another option is using RSVP postcards. It’s cheaper than the envelope kind.

    Post # 7
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am doing mail-it-in because a lot of relatives are not internet savvy. In addition, my grandparents don’t even have a computer! I think it would be challenging to some of them and those that are wary would just continuously put it off.

    Post # 8
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    you could do both, have mail in cards plus an online option, then guests can chose how they feel most comfortable rsvping…

    Post # 11
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    5891 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @CASmallwood: 348!  wowza!  just out of curiosity, which venue are you using in santa monica?

    Post # 12
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    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m doing postcard RSVPs – just about half the cost for postage vs traditional with an envelope, and the postcards are cheaper to purchase than the RSVPs that come with my invites.

    I do like the idea of a hard copy RSVP, but that’s just the traditionalist in me.

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