Paperlesspost.com is an online tracking system when you send out STD OR INVITATIONS. Its electronically and it allows you to see who received it , who opened it and who respond. I did this for my STD and I was able to get an accurate head count and it was very organzied.
The online RSVP option offered on Wedding Wires websites is super easy to set up and also easy to use. It also allows you to track menu choices, create seating charts and has an option to request email contact info from your guests. Honestly, it’s almost too convenient
I'm actually doing a combination of both paper invites and email invites. There's a handful of guests who don't use computers that I will have to send paper invites and receive RSVP cards for. But the rest I plan on sending email or Facebook Messenger invitations to and having them RSVP on my wedding website. Take a look at your guest list and ask yourself if everyone would receive and understand how to respond to an e-invite? If not, then you may be better of with paper invites.
Just create a guest list, collect addresses and mail out invitations to only those people. I would suggest not doing anything on Facebook as you are providing information to a private event and might have strangers and unwanted guests showing up.
Creating a guest list also helps when you are deciding on your venue, catering menu, budget etc. which should all be done months and sometimes years before the wedding invitations go out.
You should make your guest list before inviting people. Keep track of it either in Word or Excel, or just in a notebook at home. Then when people RSVP, mark it in there.
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I just created a website through the Knot... I’m not too familiar with all the ins and outs yet since I just created it a few days ago.. You mentioned you pay for it.. I don’t... did I do something wrong ? Lol
We sent out invites with RSVP cards. We numbered the RSVP cards discreetly (in case they returned it with no name) and mailed them out!
I have an excel doc that has everyone's name, address, RSVP number, and their RSVP decision! Keeps everything organized and I set it up so I can track our estimated total cost for catering/bar based on our quotes
We sent out paper save the dates and then invitations and are tracking our rsvp’s online using Zola. The invitations have been out for 2 weeks and we’ve had about 1/4 of guests respond. Some people have had trouble with the online rsvp and have called me for help (I added my number to the invite in case anyone had any problems) But once someone rsvp’s Zola tracks not only a yes/no but also what entree they are having and gives me a running count that i can view as often as I like. I have posted nothing on Facebook. I wouldn’t even consider that as an option for a wedding.
If you're trying to save money, you could very well do a Facebook event or create a digital invitation and send it around via FB/email. If you do it that way, Facebook may be easier when keeping track of RSVPs. You could also create an Excel sheet and update it as people respond (whether they email you, send you a message thru FB, or text you). We send paper invites and keep track of everything through the Knot. We're just having to send out reminders that the RSVP cut off is coming up!