(Closed) RSVP online vs. paper

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What method of RSVP for wedding invitations?
    old fashioned - RSVP card with envelope : (23 votes)
    22 %
    middle ground - RSVP postcard : (22 votes)
    21 %
    going green & saving moolah - RSVP on wedding website : (41 votes)
    39 %
    combination of above - explain below : (19 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    we did RSVP online! The main reason I did this was to help control ppl inviting additional guests (which happens alot with paper RSVPs.)

    Through our wedding website, people choose from a drop down box w/ their names that we entered, that way if Aunt A & Uncle B were invited, but we didn’t invite their daughter (cousin A) only the aunt & uncle would be able to select their names to RSVP, adding daugter/cousin A wouldn’t be an option.

    The online RSVP was well recieved by our guests too, b/c many admited that even when the bride & groom put postage on the RSVP, for some reason dropping off that little card was so easy to forget. But ours online was very easy 🙂

    Post # 4
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We did online, both for ease of use, and to cut down on costs.

    Post # 5
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i can’t wait to get our rsvps in the mail! i didn’t want to give that up, and i’m not using postcards because i’m worried about them getting too damaged.

    i definitely wouldn’t worry about websites crashing and losing info!

    Post # 6
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am doing the old fashioned paper ones.  One reason is I like them, I think it adds a touch of class.  But two, a large amount of my family is older and not internet friendly.  I didn’t want to confuse them. 

    Post # 7
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re doing both.  We’re including an RSVP card and reply envelope in the invitation but we’re also including an insert with our wedding website URL, telling them they’re welcome to RSVP that way as well. 

    Post # 8
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m going RSVPs via our website. All of our guests are tech-savvy, so it makes sense. 

    Post # 9
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m going to include the RSVP card with postage, but if they want to RSVP online that’s fine too.

    Post # 10
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I want to do postcards only because I think they’re cute lol. Plus, I’m having a laid back wedding and I think it fits the mood better.

    My sister is doing online RSVPs.

    Post # 11
    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We are doing a mix of both.  For almost everyone will we just do the website RSVP.  However there are a few people that are not tech aavvy that we will send a more formal invitation with the RSVP card.  Also to some of our VIPS we will send a formal traditional invitation with a RSVP card, like grandparents,  Although our only granparent has an IPAD we think she would really appreciate the formal invitation with all the traditional information. 

    Post # 12
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think postcards are adorable! And save money!

    Post # 13
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @suubchb: I’m doing online RSVP’s and sending the cards. If people want to send them back, then they can do it. I’m not providing postage though. You hear about too many people just being lazy.

    Post # 14
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

    @Miss Tattoo: That’s what I think we’re going to do. There will be the traditional-looking RSVP card, with all the blanks to fill in, but it will also have a line about how you can RSVP on the website. If anyone really wants to mail it back, they can find their own stamp. 🙂

    Post # 15
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We did online and phone RSVP. We didn’t have any issues with it.

    Post # 16
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Definitely the traditional route with RSVP cards and envelopes to mail back! What can I say, I am a traditionalist. Plus, I have so many older family members that probably have never been on a computer.

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