Post # 1
We will be doing only online RSVP for the majority of our guests because our amazing website so helpfully collects all kinds of info we need for our destination wedding. For older/less tech savvy guests, we want to provide another option of course. then, to any who rsvp yes through the non-online option, we’ll snail mail a more detailed questionnaire (to get answers to questions we’re asking others online) with an addressed, stamped envelope along with a wedding info pack (basically all the helpful info on our website printed out for them).
We’re deciding between:
– an addressed, stamped rsvp card with a simple attending/declining option for each guest
– RSVP by phone
– RSVP to our address (w no envelope/stamp etc)
(only older/non tech savvy guests will get this extra option. We’re diying invites so we’re doing 2 different sets of RSVP instructions (for tech okay and for not) and we want all with easy online access & know how to rsvp online)
Post # 3
I voted for the address stamped RSVP card. This is what we did. I ordered two sets of RSVP cards. One that directs guests to our wedding website to RSVP (the majority of guests got this one), and another to fill out and send back to us through snail mail.
Post # 4
We did stamped RSVP postcard (save a little postage) as well as online RSVP.
Most guests did use the postcard rather than online, even guests that I thought would do online.
Post # 5
@Jennlee: Right, I would mail back a paper rsvp too if it’s included and stamped- that’s why I’m not including any non-online option for younger/tech-savvy guests. But that’s a smart idea- maybe we should do a postcard option (instead of the envelope) for our older/non-tech savvy guests.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I did only online RSVP and it worked out. It is smart to put an email/ phone number on, too, in case.
Post # 7
@Shkragoldfish: If you’re already asking for the questionaire back via snail mail, then I would just add the RSVP to that questionaire.
Post # 8
Our RSVP cards had a phone option and an online option.
The problem was that none of our older guests RSVP’d! So I wish I would have given them a card to mail back.
Post # 9
I’m relieved that most bees so far are preferring by mail because I hate checking voicemail & guess I’d get a lot of weird wishy-washy, unclear “rsvps” through voicemail msgs.
@whoa_its_ash: giving non-tech savvy ppl 2 ways to rsvp seems like enough. Any tech savvy ppl already have our email addresses or can rsvp or contact us online through the website. Most guests also have one of our phone numbers already. I prefer to streamline it insted of having 3-4 ways ppl can rsvp and then having 3-4 different things (website, mail, email addresses, voicemails, texts) we’re supposed to be checking for rsvps.
@Elky: I understand what you’re saying, but questionnaire after works best for our specific situation. Because a higher percentage of the non-tech savvy ppl won’t be coming (if they’re older and not good with the internet etc., there’s a decently high chance they can’t travel or they’re not getting flight & hotel for our destination wedding), I’d rather just keep their RSVP simple and cheaper to mail to just get yes/no answer before asking anything else. The follow-up questionnaire for non-online guests who are coming will be on regular, not gorgeous, 8×11 1/2 paper- it asks things like when their flight gets in, which hotel they’ve booked, if they’ve booked yet, if they’ll be attending the welcome party, etc. It’ll be in a regular envelope, not an invite-sized envelope. I don’t want to bog those invited down with all that if they aren’t even coming.
It’s also harder for the non-internet guests to answer all of those questions before they’ve received the wedding info packet since the wedding info packet describes all of the events, travel, and accommodations info in much more detail (like on the website).