(Closed) RSVP via email/phone/website ?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: how to offer RSVP?
    traditional RSVP cards : (4 votes)
    27 %
    website//call (RSVP cards for non tech savy) : (8 votes)
    53 %
    email//call (RSVP cards for non tech savy) : (3 votes)
    20 %
    other -- explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think that’s a good idea!

    Post # 5
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I used a website and a phone number. It worked out really nicely, no one complained. A number of people (maybe 5% – 10%) gave us their RSVPs when they saw us face to face, which was also fine. Only 2 used the phone number.

    I didn’t do email just because I figured if they could email they could just as easily go to the website and RSVP. The problem with email RSVP is that people will likely leave out some information you need (how many people are coming, the name of their guest, etc). We made a really prominent button on the main page of our website for RSVP, and then the form was super simple and gave very clear directions about how to input their information. There was a clear field for each item they needed to tell us, and email doesn’t provide that. Granted, you can email them back to ask, but it gets to be a hassle.

    I don’t regret it at all! We hadn’t gotten about 30% of RSVPs by the time the deadline rolled around, but I am 100% certain we wouldn’t have gotten them if they were mailed either.

    Post # 7
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We did ours 100% through the website. Other than maybe 5 people (all international and don’t understand english well), everybody was able to figure it out. We didn’t pay money on RSVP cards or return stamps. We had one singular invitation with the website on it to RSVP. But an email address would work well too, the website just allowed us to control who RSVPed (you couldnt just RSVP if we didn’t have you listed in the system, so no random +1s or anything) and it made making a grid of responses and food choices as easy as pressing the export button. You don’t need to waste money on an RSVP card for your grandparents, just call them and ask them if they’re coming and what they want to eat and RSVP for them. 🙂 Just what we did, it happened to work as close to flawlessly as possible so I highly advocate it 🙂

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