(Closed) Postal RSVP's – rethinking my approach.

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1227 posts
Bumble bee

@FutureMrsHallam:  We did paper RSVPs for our wedding, and frankly, I just loved going to the mail every day to get them. Some people write nice little notes on them, and it just made me happy and excited.

At work, we do email and telephone RSVPs. I hate it. Email isn’t *too* bad, but sitting and collecting voice mails annoys me. I really hate VM. 

I numbered my response cards, and as they came in, placed them in numeric order in a pile. In the event I had forgotted to update my RSVP spreadsheet, it was very easy to flip through and confirm whether or not I had the response.  With VM, you have no record beyond your own notes. Email can be hard to find responses (people’s email addresses aren’t always their names when you try to search for them).  Ditto for texts.

Anyhow, i’d always vote for paper, as someone who did it for my own wedding and who has to do the other methods for work RSVPs.

Post # 4
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A phone RSVP would annoy me as a guest.  I work in a job where I don’t have access to my cell phone all day, and I work long/late hours so it’s not like I could call after work very easily (some days I leave in the early afternoon, some days I don’t see the sun for several days in a row).  Plus…I just hate making phone calls and avoid them at all costs.  

Post # 6
11697 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

i am 100% doing paper RSVP’s I’m totally excited to get those little envelopes in the mail!

Post # 7
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did paper RSVPs (postcards, to be exact; cheaper stamps!) And it was so fun for both of us to go to the mailbox to see if we got any!

Post # 8
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did paper RSVPs and I’m so glad we did.  We basically had verbal confirmation from most people that they were coming anyways, but the paper somehow “made it official” for me.  I loved getting them in the mail (and am still waiting on a few stragglers!)

Post # 9
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did paper RSVPs and I don’t regret it at all. I’ve seen it so many times where people give a text/call/email RSVP and so many people just don’t do it. The paper RSVP is a physical reminder to people while the others can be forgotten.

I also loved getting those little cards in the mail everyday!

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