(Closed) RSVP Card Etiquette?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You have a phone number on there as well as an online option, I think that’s plenty and I don’t see any problem not having a mail-in option.

Post # 4
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re doing an email RSVP option – but we’ve considered including RSVP cards for a couple of people who aren’t so tech-savvy. But we’re making our own invites so it’ll be a little easier…

Post # 5
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mailable is the traditional route. But I think the phone and email/website options is plenty. It seems like a useless expense to me, especially since it’s actually more difficult for all people involved.

Post # 6
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you go with Ms. Manners you’ll be instructed not to include anything as it is proper ettiquite for guests to send a hand written letter of congratulations and noting whether they’ll be able to attend or not.

I think what you’ve got is fine.  I had a friend that only offered the website as the RSVP option.  For the few guests that were not technically savvy (grandparents) they included a mailable RSVP.

Post # 7
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We did the phone number and website option.  As a comparsion, my sister (also recently married) went with the traditional mail back RSVP.  She had to chase 15-20 people for their RSVPs.

We did not have to chase anyone.  I was pretty shocked!  I had to eat my words as well, because I really wanted to do mail back RSVPs and my Darling Husband just didn’t see the point.  My mom (who was on my side for the argument) soon changed her tune.  lol

I think that by offering the phone number and the website option, you’re fine.


Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Regardless of etiquette, we were considering ONLY having online rsvp to save on cost and make it convenient.  However, I think it’s good to go the route of postcards to prevent any intentional or nonintential guest add-on’s – as in using the phrase “We have reserved 3 seats in your honor” etc. 

Post # 9
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re doing an online RSVP on our wedding website and mail in postcards.  We’re inviting some people that are not computer savvy 🙂

Post # 10
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am doing website RSVP, and a card, but I am not pre-paying for postage since so few people are likely to use that method of responding. We are also putting our phone number on our map insert, so if someone can’t manage either they can call, even though it’s not phone RSVP.

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