Post # 1
We are doing our invitations ourselves to save some money. I have found beautiful templates and done a printed demo of them and the quality is fantastic, however we are making some final changes before ordering the invites.
I ordinarily had an RSVP card prepared to go out. They simply instructed people to respond by a date to either mine or my fiance’s numbers or my email. I do not want to go via the route of having RSVPs posted because realistically no one uses mail anymore (nor will anyone bother compared to just making a phone call) and it’s a waste of money.
Everyone who is invited knows us personally (or our parents) so I am thinking to just write ‘Please RSVP by [date]’ on the bottom of the actual invite itself, since everyone knows how to get through to us anyway. Thoughts on this?
I just don’t know if I can justify an extra $100-200 on RSVP cards when people have our details and we will still be chasing for RSVPs anyway.
Post # 2
Why not direct them to RSVP on your website? That way you’re not trying to keep track of various emails/phone calls/texts, you have a better record of who has rsvp’d, and it feels more formal/official from the guest perspective.
Post # 3
I think it’s totally fine to do it online but I’d give just one email address, you could even make one just for the RSVPs or a wedding website would work too. When you give multiple numbers and emails it can get easy to miss some. It’s easier to keep them all in one place.
Post # 4
For my invites I had printed RSVP on the bottom of the front, flip the invite over and it had both our email addresses and my voicemail number. I didn’t want people to have to wonder if they still had correct email/phone numbers for us but wanted to leave them with multiple options so they could contact us however made them comfortable.
ETA: if you want to write on the front just say “RSVP by date”… saying “Please RSVP by date” means “please respond if you please by date” which sounds mighty awkward 😛
“Please respond by date” would be another option.
Post # 5
Print it on the invite and save the money!! Wouldnt bother me at all and I have actually recieved 3 invites that did that within the last year
Post # 6
Iprintedit on the invite – saved soo much money. You definitely need to include either your phone number or email though; your guests may have lost their contacts or not know if you still have the same number.
We had RSVP by ”date” and then my mobile underneath.
Post # 7
Ours were on the bottom of the invitation, which was a single A5 page e-vite. It was no problem.
Post # 8
it’s fine to say ‘RSVP to (email or phone number) by (date)
you don’t need to add please. RSVP stands for the french repondez s’il vous plait which mean please respond. If you put please RSVP you’re saying ‘please please respond’