Online RSVP
Wedding wire has a lot of convenient things to keep your wedding organized and updated but can your guests sign in to your account and RSVP themselves instead of sending reply cards. Bwedd.com seems to have a lot of the same features as wedding wire but to use all of them you would have to pay over $150....The point is trying to save money but I also don't want to confuse the heck out of my guests...I also found anRSVP.com...anyone used it?

Married: 05/19/2012
Posted On: Jun 29, 2011 at 6:36 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jun 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
1) Getting Ready to Use Online RSVP application to your Wedding Website
In order to use the RSVP application onto your Wedding Website, you MUST add guests to your Guest List. You must also add guests to the specific events as well.

2) Adding the RSVP application to your Wedding Website
- Log into your WeddingWire account
- Click ‘My Wedding’ then ‘Wedding Website’
- Click ‘Add App’ then next to ‘RSVP’ click ‘Add’
- Configure the RSVP application by selecting the events you want your guests to RSVP for
- If there are meals choices, beside "Show Meals" select the events where guests can choose their meal (you can also 'configure your meals' by clicking on the link provided)
- Choose the way you'd like guests to be able to search for themselves on your Wedding Website by selecting either 'First or Last' name or 'First and last name required'
- Click "Save" when finished

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Jun 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
3) 'Track Invitations' from your Guest List
- Log into your WeddingWire account
- Click ‘My Wedding’ then ‘Guests’
- Click on the event tab you’d like to edit
- Click ‘Settings'
- Check the box for 'Track invitations for this event'
- Click 'Save'

*Note: you must complete the above for every event you want your guests' to be able to RSVP for through your Wedding Website!

4) Update Meal Selections for your Event
- Log into your WeddingWire account
- Click ‘My Wedding’ then ‘Guests’
- Click on the event tab you’d like to edit
- Click ‘Settings'
- Check the box for ‘Track meals for this event’
- In the ‘Meals’ box, delete the meals you will not be offering. You may also add meals to the selection by typing the name of the entrée and clicking ‘Add’
- The meals that appear in the ‘Meals’ box should be the meals from which your guests may select
- Click ‘Save’

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
Reviews: 1
Jun 29, 2011 at 6:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
4) Invite guests to your Wedding Website to RSVP
Be sure to share your wedding website with your wedding guests either via email or on your save the date cards. Once guests click the RSVP page on your Wedding Website, they will be prompted to provide their first and last name (depending on your preference as referenced above, they will either be required to enter only one or both!). WeddingWire will then match their last name to your guest list.
- Log into your WeddingWire account
- Click ‘My Wedding’ then ‘Wedding Website’
- Click the “Share” tab
- Enter your guest’s e-mail addresses then click ‘Send’
*Please note that they do NOT offer 'open' RSVPs. To allow a guest to RSVP to your event, they MUST be added to your WeddingWire Guestlist

(this was found by searching "RSVP website" from the help link in the blue box on the right hand side)
Edited On: Jun 29, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Married: 10/15/2011
Reviews: 5
Jun 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am using an online rsvp. We are using weddingwire.com as our wedding website but we linked it to our own address to make it easier for guests. so www.plummertales.com is our site. We did not use the traditional RSVP function. I set up a contact page and typed in RSVP as the side tab. I then am having them give me their name and people comming to the wedding. It will email me. I did this because with the rsvp they have to type their name in correctly and it doesn't allow for guest names ect... you can check out my page and see how i set up the rsvp.

Hope that helps

Married: 07/30/2011
Reviews: 2
Jun 29, 2011 at 7:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We're using it. At the bottom of our invitation we put please reply to (URL) by date. We did it as a cost savings measure so we wouldn't have to buy the reponse cards. I have to say the response has been a little hit and miss. A lot of people RSVP'd by email or verbally rather than logging onto the website (which is OK!). If I were to do it again I might have included a reply card that listed the website info. I think some guests have overlooked the RSVP instructions at the bottom of the invite. Overall we have been very happy with the free tools offered by WW.

Married: 05/19/2012
Reviews: 9
Jun 29, 2011 at 7:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm really torn about the online RSVP- I played with the feature a bit- I even had my grandma try to RSVP on it, only giving her vague instructions, she is only semi computer literate and still found it easy to do. The only thing I don't like is that there is no where to put guest names, so for singles who are bringing a plus one, we would have to call them to get a name to make the place card......if they would add that option it would make it so much easier
Edited On: Jun 29, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Married: 12/31/2011
Reviews: 5
Jun 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
All of my wedding info is on the knot.com, when someone rsvp's it sends me an email

Married: 08/26/2011
Reviews: 5
Jun 29, 2011 at 7:41 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
im using as an option, still sent out regular rsvp's...its working fine so far...i have had quite a few ppl use it

Private User
Married: 2+ years ago
Jun 29, 2011 at 7:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Using WW's RSVP.

Married: 05/19/2012
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
So when you list a whole bunch of people's names on an invite (like a family w/ multiple members coming) do they each have to rsvp under their own name? instead of mom being able to get on and reply for everyone in one click?

Can you add guest's names on the knot?
Edited On: Jun 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Married: 07/27/2012
Reviews: 8
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
No when you do a household and you search someone in that household everyone shows up but you do have to click who is coming and who is not. I like the RSVP here and that is what I'm using if they are bringing guest they can always add their name in the notes. I think you can add instructions too.

Married: 05/19/2012
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
ok call me stupid but how do u add multiple people to one household? I can't figure out how to do it without adding a separate entry for every single person....good thing I have so long to figure this thing out...

KRISTINA
Married: 06/21/2014
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I have a weddingwire wedding site and am using the RSVP feature. It's pretty easy and simple. All you have to do is add your guests to your guest list and then when they go to RSVP they type in their name and their "party" shows up and then they can RSVP to the ceremony and/or the reception under their name. Then you get an email from WW telling you that a guest RSVPed. This is how I am doing mine. Instead of having an RSVP to mail back - I have a RSVP card directing them to RSVP at our website or to call (in case they can't get online)

EXAMPLE -

My dad goes and types in this name "Joe Smith" then the household will show up and it will say "Joe Smith" as an option as well as "Sally Smith" (whom say was my mom) cuz they are in the same household (grouping)... You can do it that way so everyone in that "party" can RSVP at the same time or you can break each guest up so that when they search their name - only their name shows up. Etc...

I like it. It's simple and easy.

KRISTINA
Married: 06/21/2014
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
To answer your question on grouping people in households

Click Add New Household
Type info of guest
Click Add
Then on the right hand side you will see "Contacts in this household" and under that you will see "Add New Guest" and just keep doing that until everyone in that househouse is listed.

For those who you are allowing to bring a guest, you can either find out their name and put it in ahead of time (say someone has a bf, but you don't know/remember their name) OR you can just put "plus 1" and that way they can RSVP for themselves and for their "plus 1" and then when they do RSVP for the guest, you can ask the name of guest they are bringing and make note of it / change it
Edited On: Jun 29, 2011 at 11:42 PM

SuzanneandGerald
Married: 09/03/2011
Reviews: 2
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We sent out our invitations with stamped RSVP cards, however due to the F**&*& Postal strike in Canada no one would be able to RSVP, so in the invitation we added an insert that stated
In case of a postal strike/lock out, please go to our wedding website and hit the contact us tab, and send us a note stating what your intentions are.

P.S the strike just ended Tuesday, and we have received more rsvp's via the website, then regular mail, they say it will take at least 3 weeks for the post office to catch up to all the mail. FML

Married: 05/19/2012
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ok thanks, I think i'm getting it now....I just hope i don't forget anyone or type their name wrong or something....

and you have the option of RSVP-ing for the person when you're putting in thier info too....correct? (for certain family members and what not you KNOW are going to be there and or may not have computer smarts or availability)

KRISTINA
Married: 06/21/2014
Jun 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yes Ryann, you can RSVP for people as well... Not sure if you can do it thru the set up, but I know if you go to your WW website and just type their name in then you can RSVP that way for them.

Jessica
Married: 03/02/2012
Jun 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Very helpful info- thanks everyone!
I was a little freaked out at first reading this bc I just had my invites printed and I put to rsvp to the WW website so when I opened this up I was crossing my fingers to hear good news! haha
My cousin did it for her wedding so I assumed it worked fine... Our family is bad at RSVPing as it is so I know no matter what form of rsvp they need to do I'll have to pester them!

Married: 09/02/2012
Reviews: 6
Dec 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
As far as I can tell, on the WW RSVP function, you can't delete Ceremony or Reception, or combine them as one event. We won't likely have people coming for only the ceremony or only the reception, so I'd prefer to have it so that they only RSVP to one thing. I think it is just confusing for them to have to click "I'm attending" twice-- once for the ceremony and once for the reception. Thoughts on how to correct this?

Married: 08/25/2012
Reviews: 1
Jan 05, 2012 at 2:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Kristin M - you can alter the settings so you only have them RSVPing to the reception - which I think would be the more important RSVP anyways (seating, meals etc). If you click on the RSVP tool in your wedding website set up you should see checkboxes for events. Just uncheck the ceremony option and it will only ask them to rsvp once.
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