We are doing it! When I spoke to my mom she was totally on board, I wash shocked! I asked around to a few others and my cousin said she had just been to a wedding that did online RSVP and it was so much easier and she likes it better. FH's best friend is getting married 2 weeks before us and I RSVP'ed to the bridal shower online. One downside to that is I had to RSVP for the wedding at the same time, which I know we are going since FH is in the wedding. They used the knot so I'm not sure if you open bridal shower and other event online RSVP if it will make you RSVP for the wedding at the same time. I didn't like that part of theirs. But it also saves you a ton on postage. I put my cell number for the few older people that don't know how to use a computer, such as our grandparents and that is hardly anyone invited to our wedding.
We did that. We were able to officially set a date less than 4 months in advance, add time to order and receive invites, etc... We thought this would be cost and time effective. The people who didn't RSVP online were ones who weren't planning on responding anyway, for the most part. We had a lot of people who just assumed we knew one way or the other and a few who called us to let us know.
I plan to mail out invites to the older guest and have everyone rsvp through the website or by contacting FH and I. Hopefully it works out well. Plus I believe if you can function a Facebook account, you can rsvp on a website lol
I'm going to have online RSVP. I'm using Minted. What I like the most is that when I add the names I also put the number of the party so that way people can't add extra people to the RSVP like I've heard about people doing
I'm doing it using The Knot. The only downside is if you or your guest makes a typo they get an error and can't RSVP. And they have to input both a first and last name or they'll get an error. The fields should both be marked "required", but the knot hasn't done that, so it'll just say your name isn't on the list.
I'm doing online RSVPs through minted which i really love. they have it set up so you can limit how many people they can RSVP for (for example, if just Aunt Maude is invited, you can set it to 1, so she can't RSVP for 5 people). you can also set custom forms on there, so i have a space for people to write their meal choices and the name of their 1 if applicable. we're not deep in the RSVP process yet, but so far i'm really happy.
i would also say, i'm happy with how minted does the name searching. if you just type in "Jones", it will pop up like, "are you Doug and Amy Jones? or Barbara Jones?". It makes it pretty easy for the guests i think. they don't have to match exactly to whatever you write in there.
I spent a pretty penny on invites and inclusure cards. I have a website RSVP, I still had to call or text to get the vast majority of my rsvps. I would recommend just have a email address that is for RSVP. But you can simplify the process as much as possible and still have to chase people down.
I sent my invites out a week ago with our wedding website in rsvp cards as the way to respond, already have 25% who have responded, so I think it's great! Hopefully not tacky, since this is how we did it too lol