(Closed) RSVP by email/phone

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee

I will fully admit that I cringed a little bit when I recently received an invite to a wedding that required an RSVP by phone. It just felt…”off.” That being said, if you offer a couple options, such as by phone or via a wedding website that might be better.

Personally – it’s not something I would do…I think it lacks the formality associated with a wedding invite. But to each his own!

Post # 5
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Green wedding friends did a rsvp on their wedding website, it was ok. I think doing it by phone would be too iffy.

Post # 6
1736 posts
Bumble bee

Well, depending on how many people are being invited, it may not be as bad as you think. For 200 invites, it would only be $100.00 worth of response card stamps. My wedding has 205 guests which came to about 100ish invites. I only spent $45.00 on the stamps for the response cards themselves. Not a huge budget-breaker. 🙂

Post # 7
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m totally on board with the no reply envelopes!  I think I’m going to have folks RSVP by website, email or phone (last resort for the non tech-saavy). Saves a bit of money, but to me it was more about the extra fuss and paper.  We’ll see how it goes!

My mom seemed scared by this, but she is much more traditional than I am. …. 🙂

Go for it!

Post # 8
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did rsvp’s via our wedding website only, and also did not include all the usual enclosures (hotel/local info and such). Only a few guests commented at all, and all those comments were positive ones, ranging from Thanks For Not Killing A Tree all the way to Thanks For Not Making Me Go To The Post Office After Searching The House For The RSVP Card.  We did have a few (like 4) people not figure it out on their own though.

Post # 9
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We’re doing RSVP on the wedding website and by phone for the old folks that can’t work the internet.  I refuse to pay for RSVP cards and envelopes and stamps.  PLus, this way we can get a lot of everyone’s email addresses so we can share photos after the wedding.  I would make sure to offer a “non-confrontational” way to RSVP such as email or website; I would be a bit intimidated to call and RSVP even for family or a close friend.

Post # 10
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did traditional (by mail) RSVPs and online. Based on my calculations, I got exactly 3% of my RSVPs back online and the majority of the guests are web-savvy. I would say about 12% were hand-delivered back to me (e.g. wasted stamp) but 1) I knew they would’ve handed them back to me as they are neighbors/coworkers and I chose to use a stamp anyway and 2) that amount didn’t add up to that significant of a budget saving, relative to my overall budget. We had maybe 5% pick a different method – text, FB message, etc., but these were mostly cancellations.

Post # 11
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Well I did rsvp on our website and also by phone and neither worked. I ended up having ot call just about everyone and confirming. You know what most of them didnt even bother to open the rsvp envelope or just kind of thought i would know they would be there. So either way goes i guess.

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