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Modern or Traditional: RSVPs?

Maggie, on October 16, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 84
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How are you asking your guests to RSVP to your wedding? Are you sticking with the traditional paper RSVPs? Or are you embracing the modern approach and asking your guests to RSVP online?

How are you asking your guests to RSVP?

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Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 2:28 PM
  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    Modern/Traditional Twist! Our Minted invites have the traditional paper RSVP but because its the all-in-one (a more modern look) they are actually postcards that tear off of the bottom of the invite! So cool and kills less trees!

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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    Modern: We did online invitations and RSVPs.

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    Traditional. I still like receiving mail lol. It'll also make it easier for those who are not tech savvy.
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  • Kelci
    Super June 2019
    Kelci ·
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    Traditional. We have lots of family not tech savvy who wouldn’t be able to rsvp online.
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  • queenbee
    VIP October 2018
    queenbee ·
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    Both. We sent an RSVP card in each invitation but also had the option of RSVPing online, which our younger friends preferred!
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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    100% traditional. I've never been to a wedding that had an online RSVP. IMO, it kinda cheapens it. But that's just me.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    How cool!!! I love that postcard idea!!! Smiley heart

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    I like getting mail too, Angerra!!! It's always so exciting and it's especially exciting when you can tell from the get-go that it's wedding related!!! Smiley laugh

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    Modern. We did online only RSVPs
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  • Amber
    Dedicated June 2019
    Amber ·
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    We haven't quite decided yet. But we still have a good chunk of time to figure it out!
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  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
    Jazmin ·
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    Modern. With today's technology is so much easier and eco friendly. So we are asking our guests to RSVP at our wedding website.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Traditional. I love getting mail that isn't bills and it made checking the mail so exciting!

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Modern. No paper RSVPs. They can either RSVP online, text or call us. Guest list is only 24 so no need to spend extra on the paper.
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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride ·
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    Modern for us! RSVPs will be through our wedding website or call/text. Cheaper, easier for our crowd, and eco-friendly.

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  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
    VIP October 2018
    Happily Ever Mrs. H ·
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    Traditional.

    We both decided that we wanted to receive physical RSVPs.

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  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
    VIP October 2018
    Happily Ever Mrs. H ·
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    We did the same thing!

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  • C
    Super October 2018
    Cassandra ·
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    Modern!! We gave our phone numbers and a website.

    Honestly, I seen so many people on here complain that they are not getting their RSVP back and I feel so bad!! They spend so much money on envelopes and stamps. I’m happy I went the modern way and saved some $$$
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Right, Jen?! Everyday I check the mail and there isn't an ad or a bill, I consider that day a win!!!

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Solid choice, Cassandra!! Are you getting more RSVPs on text or by people calling you?

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  • FutureMrsR
    Dedicated October 2018
    FutureMrsR ·
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    Modern & Traditional! We gave both options although about 95% of our guests mailed their RSVP card back rather than going online.

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