AUGUST 3, 2016
August 2, 2016
When I first started designing wedding invitations I'll admit that I was 100% oblivious to new trend of not including typical RSVP cards. I just assumed (you know what they say about that word....) that everyone included them in their invitations. How else would you know how many guests to plan for? Thanks to the good old internet there are new better ways. I'm all about traditions and HELLO I obviously love good old fashioned printed mail, but there are just too many pro's with this trend for me to not get behind it. Here are my top 3 reasons to ditch the traditional RSVP cards.
#1: SAVE ALL THE MOOLAH
Who doesn't want to save some money? Whether you're pinching pennies or living the lush life when it comes to your wedding budget, you're bound to enjoy some savings. Traditional mailed RSVP cards are expensive. You have the printing costs, envelope costs and on top of that you have to pay for stamps to have them mailed back to you. Save all of those expenses and get yourself a wedding website (MANY are free!). Add your extra savings to your honeymoon fund.... and thank me later ;)
#2: Guide guests to your website where they can view other vital info.
Wedding websites are ingenious and FUN! I love them. You can add so much info about your wedding and answer any questions guests might have easily and efficiently. One problem however, is finding ways to guide guests to your website. Making it mandatory to RSVP through your site makes it much more likely that your guests will stay awhile and browse around. This means less texts from Aunt Becky and that 2nd cousin twice removed asking you a million questions
#3: Less Hassle
Let's face it, traditional RSVP cards can be a real pain. Some may get lost in the mail. others may come to you with no name on them (I mean really how do you forget to put your name on them??), then you might have some people that accidentally throw them away or don't see them. With an online RSVP you don't have to worry about this. Obviously nothing is getting lost in the mail, and putting the website address right on the invite makes it much less likely for guests to forget or lose them. There also will be no chance of important info missing because you can make the RSVP not go through unless all the info is filled. I mean..... less stress?? Sign me up!
Alright alright, I have convinced you haven't I?!?
Here are our favorite sites for setting up online RSVPing (is that a word?)
In the coming weeks you will notice some changes to our wedding suites. RSVP cards (and info cards, woo hoo) will be an add-on option instead of automatically coming with the invites. This is exciting for all of you who want to take advantage of online RSVP services. Don't worry RSVP cards will absolutely still be available for those of you who want to stick with the traditional way.
What do you think about this new trend?
Comment below with your thoughts/ideas :)