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It’s been a minute. Hey guys!

Asia, on January 22, 2021 at 10:20 AM Posted in Planning 0 12
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Hope all is well with everyone during the pandemic and wedding planning.


Need some advice! As far as rsvp and invitations: what is the most cost effective?
I do not really want to mail out rsvp cards and invitations. Some ppl got save the dates when they attempted our engagement party but most did not. How should I go about this? What did you guys do?

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Latest activity by Asia, on January 23, 2021 at 4:23 PM
  • Michelle
    VIP October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Costco.com and annsbridalbargains.com have full sets of invites. Rsvpify.com does online tracking. Many people have mentioned offering a variety of options to reply: paper, online, phone call/text.


    If you don't mail out invites, many may not get the info, and it is considered a formal thing to give an actual paper invite for a wedding, whereas a phone call is for a casual bbq for example.
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  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
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    Personally I recommend sending them out in the mail, and we used Minted. We used the postcard layout for our STDs. Minted also has free recipient addressing, which will save you time on writing out addresses! If you have a wedding website, you can just include it on your STD so that guests can refer to it for more wedding information, and also to RSVP.

    For our invites, we're only having the invite itself, with our photo on the back and a sentence about visiting our website for RSVPing and more wedding info. That'll save us a ton because we won't be spending money on enclosure/detail/rsvp cards. Saves us money, and doesn't waste paper!

    For those that didn't receive a STD, I would still send them one so they'll have one.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I did online rsvp but I printed out invites for older folks! But the ones I printed out I found a template online and printed it on card stock myself
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  • M
    Expert June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    My opinion is you have to send out invitations no matter what. STDs normally have very little information and can't take the place of an invitation. If there are people that live nearby that you can hand deliver invitations to instead of mail, I think that's perfectly acceptable. You can also save money by having a small enclosure cards saying rsvp on your wedding site instead of sending a larger rsvp card with a return envelope and stamp. Another idea - buy an invitation template on Etsy (normally less than $15), get some paper, and print them yourself.

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  • Mrs. Spring
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    I would think electronic ones would be the most cost effective
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  • Hanna
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    Hanna ·
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    If you're looking to save money, you can send out paper invitations that instruct guests to RSVP via your wedding website.

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  • Asia
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    Asia ·
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    Thanks Hanna, I don't know why I didn't think to just send out invites. I really did not want to give out the location of the wedding to people who were not going to come. Or give the option for them to just show up because they will be terribly sad Smiley tongue

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  • Asia
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    Thanks a lot Mrs. Spring:

    I was trying to find a work around because my FH family are a lot older.

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  • Asia
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    Very good information thank you so much Melanie.

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  • Asia
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    Melle: that's awesome thank you that

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  • Asia
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    Asia ·
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    Thanks Shelly,

    Its been quite difficult because with "the families" we have been having to do separate events. So, some got Save the Dates and some did not we gave them out at our engagement party. We have a lot of older guests as well but we are giving the option to rsvp online or call us and we will rsvp for them. But I am also hoping that there is someone to help them.

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  • Asia
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    Michelle,

    I most definitely agree with the invitation portion. I think its my rejection fear settling lol.

    But thanks for the websites. Makes total sense. We were going to send invites automatically I just wanted to see the most effective way.

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