(Closed) Online RSVPs tacky? or economical?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are online RSVP's tacky?
    Yes. Traditionally RSVP's should be done by mail : (19 votes)
    26 %
    No. It makes more sense to save money : (30 votes)
    42 %
    Who cares? : (14 votes)
    19 %
    What about older guests that may not "do" email? : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Mail. Definitely. And yes, it’s a lot of fun opening those envelopes! 

    Post # 4
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    It is a ton of fun to get the cards in the mail. Older guest will certainly be confused about how to RSVP and people in my parents’ age group would either be confused or would be negligent. The young peeps might be all up on it.

    Post # 5
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We did online RSVPs, and many of our guests told us they appreciated the convenience of being able to RSVP online :).

    Post # 6
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    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Pfft.  If it’s a casual, intimate affair like we’re doing (less than 50 guests) then online RSVPs are fine.  Also, be prepared for phone call RSVPs.  It is fun getting the RSVPs in the mail (did it for my first wedding) but the savings was worth it for me this time around.

    Post # 7
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love online RSVPs as a guest. As long as you provide a phone number as well for people who may not have internet or be comfortable using it, I think it’s all good.

    Traditionally people would RSVP by writing a note back on their own stationary, RSVP cards were not the norm. So if someone wants to be really snooty about it, they can do that on their own!

    Post # 8
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    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think online is totally fine.  Like another PP said, just be sure to either include a mailed card, or a phone number to contact for your less computer savvy guests.

    Post # 9
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    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love the traditional RSVP, it’s just classy that way.  Plus, it was TONS of fun running to the mailbox everyday and opening all the envelopes.

    Post # 10
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    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think online RSVPS are fine for smaller weddings and we’re considering doing it as well.

    Post # 11
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think it is economical. I know very very very few old people who can’t send an email.

    Post # 12
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    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Pinkmoon:  Lucky you. I know plenty of old people who’ve never used a computer… ever. My grandmother asked me a few weeks ago what the www mumbo jumbo on television means.

    My mother, who is only 60, still thinks AOL is the height of cool and can’t figure out how to log onto facebook or put songs on an iPod.

    Post # 13
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mail is much nicer! I persoanlly LOVE when I get mail 🙂 Plus there are so many people that still are not able to use technology, like grandparents. They would never beable to figure out how to rsvp. 

    Post # 14
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    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    You’re going the send the invites in the mail I assume? I don’t get why anyone cares about the RSVPs being paper or not, because half of the people don’t send them back and it’s a waste of trees that don’t need to die, never mind postage!

    Post # 15
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    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Online is TOTALLY fine. I’ve been to six weddings this year (including mine) and only two (including mine) had physical RSVPs. I don’t think anyone thinks twice. The one exception is maybe older people, although I know plenty of grandparents who are on Facebook, so that’s up to you.

    Post # 16
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    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think online is great, as long as you include a more user friendly option for those who don’t do computers.

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