Post # 1
I am having such a hard time trying to decide if I want to provide my extra information on paper or online. In the end I want to provide either way:
- RSVP either postcard or online somehow—also has been suggested to just do email since most people forget to ever RSVP anyways then you waste money 🙁 Bummer.
- Map w/ directions – location isn’t on Mapquest yet for some reason
I don’t think I’m forgetting one. I know registry information should never be included with the invitation; however, where I’m from (and apparently the region in general) everyone always sends them so I figured if I do paper I’ll do a pretty layout and type it up–won’t use the provided cards by Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond because I don’t care for them.
The reason I ask which you think is best, I hear so many stories of girls let alone having trouble with people not RSVPing but they also provide everything on paper and people are still insane and have to ask how to get to the wedding. Um, really?! Then again, I guess if you provide it online they may not keep the card for the website and then will still need to know.
Crap! What have you done/what’s your experience with either one?
Post # 3
I provided both and people still asked.
i think in general people will look for the information online (besides an older generation like great aunt and grandparents), but I love how it looked in the invitation suite.
Either way you have to prepare yourself for unnecessary questions, or assign someone to field them–they always come!!
Post # 4
We had some info available in our invites and everything else online and people still asked us about where we were registered and the like.
Post # 5
To clarify: i provided online RSVP in addition to a phone number and email address. I got 90% of my RSVPs without a problem through the website. but I still included an RSVP insert with the info.
I also included the map and accommodations inserts you mentioned and still got questions on those…
Post # 6
The only paper parts in my invite “suite” are the invite, an RSVP card, and an insert with our website URL. We put all of our contact info on the website, so in case anyone has questions (which I know they will!) they can contact us, or RSVP that way too.. I’m making all of my paper goods, and we’re trying to be cost-effective & green, so no additional info will be added. It may be crazy for a bit, but its a Destination Wedding for most of a our guests, and I just couldn’t put all that info in! 🙂
It’s all up to you and how you think your guests will respond. Good luck either way!
Post # 7
I will personally do both paper and online Accomadations, Registry, and Directions BUT have RSVP’s solely paper. My bestfriend is recently married and had her online RSVPing account malfunction and had to spend days calling people in order to get her numbers correct. It was horrible.
Post # 8
I’m thinking I might do a paper Save the Date with website info on it, and everything else online (gasp!) – while I think paper invitations are very pretty, I know i personally end up throwing the ones I get away, and if they have websites, I use that to get my information off of. My mom is giving me a really hard time about it though.
Post # 9
Everybody is going to ask you no matter what, and people tend to be more annoyed when they have to go online to RSVP even if it’s 1. easier 2. cheaper 3. more environmentally conscious. RSVP postcards and postcard stamps are the least expensive option.
We had a very comprehensive website, all of the info on our printed invitations, and a full itinerary and packet in our in-room bags and people asked me details for months before the event, and all wedding weekend long. My replies before the wedding were always informative, but once the big weekend started, my answer was always “All of your answers are in the packet” and didn’t budge. haha.
Post # 10
I am doing both. A friend of mine was married last summer and she sent out only the invitation, no enclosure with hotel/directions/etc. She put all that information on her website. She got a TON of questions from her family mostly, and the week of her wedding was pretty stressful because people were calling her with questions that could have been answered had they looked at the site.
I think it is best to cover all bases.
Post # 11
we’re going the online route for everything except RSVPs. Just seems … more eco friendly. And cheaper on postage (I’m hoping to keep my invites at normal postage rates.)