Post # 1
Ok, so I’m so NUTS and I know it 😛
I always kind of wanted paper RSVP’s for the wedding, I think they would make a lovely keepsake from our older guests, and I just love the idea.
Until Future Sister-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law began to detest the idea when I mentioned it! We all made my engagement invites and we put my number for a call/text, but gosh I missed SO MANY calls, and I was getting very flustered trying to remember who said yes/no, who I had called back etc. etc.
Then during our catch-up calls tonight, one of our family groups said they had MAILED an RSVP acceptance card to us, but unfortunately we never got the darned thing!
The funny part was the flip my tummy did and the little excited spark I got at the idea of getting an acceptance card in the mail.
NUTS – I know, I know!
I just am so excited now about doing paper RSVP’s for the wedding, throw what Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law say to the wind! I want what I want 😀
Umm question; did any bees have any strong feelings towards one form of RSVPing compared to the other? For that matter did any bees actually DO phone RSVP’s?
Love all comments!
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
@abbie017: Me too about the phonecalls, definitely not a good choice for someone who hates taking calls or making them! I don’t know why, I love everyone, but I just don’t want to talk over the phone… Also I see what you mean, its hard to make the time sometimes to make the damned call.
@SeaSalt: Im glad Im not the only one who gets excited haha! 😀 Definitely all true, having a record is much more comforting in a way.
Post # 6
i am 100% doing paper RSVP’s I’m totally excited to get those little envelopes in the mail!
Post # 7
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
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
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!