Post # 1
I am trying to save in places where I can, and I was wondering if it is in poor taste to ask guests to rsvp on our website rather than send in a card? It’s really my mother’s idea. I think some people might think it tacky, and others will just forget to do it alltogether and we will be making a lot of calls. What do you all think?
Post # 3
There is always going to be someone who thinks what you are doing is tacky. If it bothers them that much, then that’s too bad because it’s not their wedding! Personally, I’m planning on doing the whole thing electronically to lower the carbon footprint of my wedding (my mother’s in the printing business, so I *could* get real invites cheaply if I wanted them).
At any rate, no one is going to remember in 5 years how you asked them to rsvp. If you’re really worried about having to call a few people, then certainly do what is most convenient for you. Do whatever makes you happy!
Post # 4
I dont think its tacky at all. In fact i would be more likely to rsvp in a timely manner online rather than going through the trouble of sending it in the mail. Most people have the internet available, even on their phones, so it shouldnt be a problem. If any of your guests are not internet savy then give them a card. But most weddings I’ve been invited to lately have their rsvp’s online
Post # 5
We did online RSVPs for our April 2010 wedding through our website on mywedding.com. It was great! It made it really easy to keep track of everybody. We were able to download all the responses to an excel spreadsheet.
For our older guests who maybe aren’t as “tech savvy” we included a phone number on the invitation.
We didn’t have any problems. I never got any negative feedback about it. (If there was any, they thankfully kept it to themselves.)
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I don’t think it’s tacky at all. I’m going to do an online RSVP and a postcard RSVP (to save money since it’s way cheaper), for those who don’t want to RSVP online.
Post # 7
Thank you all so much! I am using mywedding.com too. Great site!
Post # 8
i just rsvped to a wedding the other day via their online site and i really liked it! i always forget to mail the rsvp cards until the last minute so it was a lot easier for me! i say do it! i’m actually thinking of doing the same thing 🙂
Post # 9
Our guests are spread all over 3 continents so I am definitely giving them the opportunity to RSVP via email. Most of them are pretty internet-savvy so I think they will enjoy this opportunity and make my life easier. We are still going to include a RSVP card for those who are most likely to be offended or who don’t have a computer like my grand parents or other eldest guests.
Post # 10
I’m doing email RSVPs.
Id be very careful with putting ANYTHING on a website that shows people aren’t going to be home. It’s not that hard for thieves to find that kind of info then find the addresses of attendees online. Easy access to empty homes!
Post # 11
I am doing online rsvp because it saves paper, money and is so much more convenient
Post # 12
@brenna1035:I’m actually doing both. Not everyone has a computer to RSVP, only 50% of my guests. If you wanted to, you could mail out post card RSVP’s (to save on postage) to the one’s you know will not RSVP on the web or the ones’ you are not sure of, and the one’s who you know will go on the web, don’t include the RSVP.
I sent out my save the date and my website and it’s been a slow process to get my online RSVP’s, so good luck. best to be safe than sorry, so i’m sending of my guests and RSVP.