RSVP on wedding website???

posted 10 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi, I also have a small reception venue (120 people, max), and would like to go the paper- and labor-saving route of using online RSVPs. Some wedding website providers let you list the people in each party, and guests just click "attending" or "not attending" for each person. They can’t add anybody! I’m using http://www.weddingwire.com. They have a whole bunch of neat features to help you keep track of your guest list, and it’s all free!!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We did our own website with a specific RSVP page that allowed guests to search for their name.  Once the name came up, everyone on that invite popped up with an option for attending or not.  No room for additions. 

So far, it’s been a really good experience.  The communication on who is or is not invited is super clear.  For those that aren’t feeling the online love, we provided a phone number.  When people called, we filled in the info for them.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

We are printing out an RSVP card that has our website on it.  It tells them to RSVP through website, but we wrote on the card how many seats were reserved for that person so if they write more than what was reserved, we will have to email them back and let them know they RSVPd for more than what was reserved for them.

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

We are printing out an RSVP card that has our website on it.  It tells them to RSVP through website, but we wrote on the card how many seats were reserved for that person so if they write more than what was reserved, we will have to email them back and let them know they RSVPd for more than what was reserved for them.

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hi!  We are also using weddingwire.com and their online RSVP service.  It will not let guests add more guest…like shnoogles said above.  It is working well except that I am finding that a lot of people STILL have not RSVP’d!  I wonder if it is just ingrained in people’s heads that an RSVP involves returning a card, and since there isn’t one they just dont think about it. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

hulafish> I think ‘compliance’ with the internet RSVPing depends on how tech-savvy your friends and family are. I’m not expecting my grandma or some of my parents’ older friends to RSVP online. Of course, my great-aunt has a blog and is on facebook, so…. 🙂 My friend who just got married went the online RSVP route, too, but she also provided a phone number so that people uncomfortable with the internet could just call in their RSVP.

If people are just dragging their heels, why not send them an email with a friendly reminder that the last day to RSVP is only ? days away and you’d really like them to be there to share your special day. That should put a fire under them!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

good feedback, more please!  I really want to do internet/web rsvp, but not sure if it’s a good idea yet… (even if 99% of my friends have access).

one of my friend made a good point regarding this: is it really worth the hassel to call xxx people because you saved xx bucks on stamps…

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Superstar, you’re saving $$, but also saving paper…hence being more "green"!  I did put a phone # on my RSVP card as well, and about 10 people have called in to RSVP.  I also never expected my grandmother to online RSVP…she told me she’d be there.  🙂  I have commissioned my Maid/Matron of Honor to email/call the non-responsive peeps. 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I went with the online/phone RSVP and by the deadline date I had received 75% and 85% by 1 week after the deadline.  I now have 5 more to go. 

Based on who the non-responders were, I don’t think I would have been any more successful with the cards than I have been with Online. 

You will have to call people regardless of the form.  It worked great for us.

We did have some people include additional guests… but we just dealt with them on a case by case basis.  It was no big deal.

Post # 12
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We also did ours through weddingwire.com and I really liked the convenience of it. I knew there would be people without internet or those who just aren’t tech savvy so I included an RSVP postcard that I made through Vistaprint.com with the invitations. I noted on there that they could either RSVP online or return the postcard if they chose to. To save money, I did not include stamps on the 100 postcards and hoped that by doing so it would sway more people to RSVP online. It worked out well, we got a good response from those online but we did end up getting about 10 postcards back.

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Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ok, I feel like this may be a stupid question, but for those of you who used weddingwire.com, how are the guests able to get on and RSVP? I see how you can set it up, but what link/information did you give them?

Post # 14
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Newbee

We had guests rsvp to an email address that we set up on gmail. The invites said "Kindly reply to [email protected]". Then once they responded yes or no, we were able to reply with a whole email of events, schedule, directions, etc. We’ve had so many compliments on it!! It was super easy to set up and do.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks for making this post!  I was wondering the same!  I am fearful that uninvited coworkers who have made comments about coming to the wedding would sign themselves up without even being invited.  Thanks!!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My question is about invitations. I am having a difficult time choosing invitations. I have a wedding website that has the RSVP option. What is the best way to include this information with the invitations? i.e. wording? Thanks!

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