Rachel
Savvy July 2020

rsvp and Enclosure Cards

Rachel, on April 11, 2019 at 10:36 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 12
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So I'm trying to find ways to save a little money without cutting important things so I've been thinking about the invitations. It would save me a bit of money to have the RSVP be online, but I'm a little worried about my not so technologically advanced guests (AKA my fiance's grandma, such a sweetheart, but she doesn't even have internet at her house) Would it be tacky or otherwise in poor taste to only send traditional enclosure RSVP cards to those guests? Do you think they would find that to be offensive?

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Latest activity by Mandi, on April 17, 2019 at 12:05 AM
  • Fmv
    Super October 2020
    Fmv ·
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    I dont think it would be tacky. We are doing online rsvp as well and plan on including a card that says rsvp or call us to rsvp. We are trying to save as much money on postage as we can
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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara ·
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    I think it'd be ok if it's only a few. As Emily pointed out, you could tell people to visit your website or call to RSVP if you want to keep them all the same - I'd guess most of your guests would still RSVP online, and those not so technologically savvy would just call.

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  • Ramier J
    Dedicated July 2019
    Ramier J ·
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    We did the same thing for our invitations and saved a lot of money on postage that way. It seemed like such a waste to pay for stamps on return rsvp cards when they could do it online. Most of our guests our younger so we have not had any issues with the online rsvps. However, we left the option for our older guests to call as well.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    I don't think so. I think it's totally fine to only send physical RSVPs to older guests or guests that aren't tech savvy.

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  • Nerissa
    Dedicated June 2020
    Nerissa ·
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    I think this sounds like a great idea
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  • bethf
    Devoted August 2019
    bethf ·
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    I am sending everyone the wedding website and anyone who doesn't reply I will just check with them before the wedding. I feel like most people will have someone help them with it anyways.

    Good luck

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  • Racheal
    Dedicated June 2019
    Racheal ·
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    I think it’s thoughtful for you to accommodate anyone in that way. Let’s face it no matter what it is -doing something more than one way can be a PITA - lol -so if you’re willing to go out of your way to do something in more than one way to accommodate someone it’s a thoughtful gesture not a tacky one Smiley ring
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  • darcy
    Devoted June 2019
    darcy ·
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    I think that is totally fine! Also have you seen the all in one invites on Minted.com? That is what we decided to go with. They are less expensive than traditional invites, but still really beautiful and of good quality. I loved that the RSVP card was part of the invite and super simple to rip off and send back.

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  • A
    Dedicated February 2019
    AnnaG ·
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    We did an online RSVP and didn't offer an RSVP card to anyone. I definitely have some technologically challenged (like no cell phone let alone smart phone or computer) and somehow everyone did get their RSVP in or if not, we followed up with people we didn't hear from any way so it really wasn't a big deal. If you're trying to cut costs, I'd say don't worry about it. Grandma can let your FH's parents know or give you a call. All we had in our invitations was a little business card sized card that said "Kindly RSVP by ___ on our website ______"

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2019
    Sara ·
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    I don't think it's offensive, but honestly I would just rework your invites budget to avoid the hassle. I would recommend looking into Ann's Bridal Bargains/ Invitations by Dawn. We got 100 invites and RSVP postcards with envelopes for $85 total (we did catch a sale, they have them often). They're unique, pretty, and were super easy to personalize. We are a low-tech couple (no website, hashtag, registry). It worked really well for us. We spent about the same amount on postage, so it worked out to be around $165 for everything for invites.

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  • Victorian Bride
    Master February 2022
    Victorian Bride ·
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    We are doing RSVP postcards. We have alot of older guests who will not respond to our website.
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    I'm considering this idea myself.
    My guidelines are anybody born before 1975, that I dont know how they are with technology gets a traditional card.
    The more technological savvy people get the wedding website and directions to RSVP online.
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