Post # 1
Our invitaions came with rsvp cards. With today’s technology instead of putting postage stamps for guests to send back, I thought about putting cell #’s and e-mail addresses on card. Someone from his side and some one from my side. Also put my Mom’s number which has an answering machine ( for the people that don’t have e-mail or cell phones.) I’m thinking people would use phone before they would mail. What does anyone else think? Good or bad idea?
Post # 3
I am including an RSVP card with every invitation but I am also putting our wedding website on the cards so people can go RSVP online if they can. If they can’t, then they can send in the RSVP card through the mail. I am not adding a stamp to the RSVP envelopes. I have been to tons of weddings and believe it or not, I have never received an RSVP envelope with a stamp. So I guess its not the norm where I’m from so no one will expect me to pay for postage. Whew! That was long but I hope it helps!
Post # 4
@ram19742000: I think it’s a great idea – just be sure that everyone is organized about the rsvp’s… If we decide to do something like that, we will only give our email and voicemail numbers b/c I would be too afraid that his mom or my mom would get their numbers mixed up and/or (we are giving our guests their dinner option on the rsvp as well) and that could also get confusing :/
Post # 5
@meanttobee: That sounds like a good idea. My Mom said stamps used to be put on the rsvp’s but that was a long time ago!!!! I haven’t seen any myself so I wasn’t sure. Thanks for your idea.
Post # 6
I really think it will be easier for you to pick one way for RSVP – say, you website, OR, this phone number (for the less tech savvy). You might just go a little nuts trying to keep it all straight.
ETA: I actually can only think of one wedding I’ve been to that hasn’t had post-stamped RSVP cards. So it’s not that long ago. 😉
Post # 7
I’m with you – I think there are way better ways to RSVP electronically! I would probably add a stamp to people like my Great Aunt Ruth who is super traditional, but I would only do that on a case by case basis.
Post # 8
I would try to make it a bit more streamlined, with just one person/machine to call and make one email/website to have them send e-notice to. I think with too many options people will get confused, and those receiving the calls or messages may get mixed up if they don’t know your guest list like you do (and who’s allowed a plus 1, etc).
I’d do like bananarama said though and include stamps for older, more traditional relatives.
Post # 9
The majority of the time I get RSVP cards with postage on them. If they don’t have postage on them there’s usually a way to RSVP on their website. We sent ours with postage since we didn’t want to worry about our older guests figuring out how to use the website.
Post # 10
Thanks for your ideas. I think I can use something in everyone of them.
Post # 11
@ram19742000: We did this (offered one phone number and one email address) and I was SO excited that we didn’t have to chase anyone after the RSVP deadline!
As mentioned above, I would just offer two options: one phone number for the non-tech savvy and one email address. It makes it easier for you as well. I just kept track on a spreadsheet.
Post # 12
I think its a great idea. Especially since I am missing RSVP’s that got sent and a few of my guests didnt recieve their actual invite. If I could go back and do it over I would probably go this rout! My only advice would be to not give to many options that way you dont have to track down names of who is coming in 5 different places! I say do it!