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UKbride Member Request 15 Feb 2018

Hey all, I was wondering has anyone used an alternative way of getting...

Hey all, I was wondering has anyone used an alternative way of getting RSVP's? I was thinking of creating a new email specifically for that, as I don't want to have to rely on people mailing a card one back, in the slight chance that they don't and then turn up on the day unannounced.

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Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 15 Feb 2018

You can create a wedding website where people can rsvp back to you.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

Hi I just put mine and my partners mobile number on the invite for RSVPs and people have just text us.x

Michelle Palmer
Michelle Palmer 18 Feb 2018

We asked for a text, phone call, email or send a card 🙂 and if no one lets me know I’ll be chasing them for an answer 😂

Anita O'Sullivan
Anita O'Sullivan 18 Feb 2018

We set up an email address and included it on the rsvp ... so far no one has emailed 🙈🙈 and we’ve had the majority of responses for the day and some for the nite xx

Laura Wombwell
Laura Wombwell 18 Feb 2018

We have a wedding website to rsvp on there and have included it on the invites

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

use facebook x

Kay Franklin
Kay Franklin 18 Feb 2018

We have included addressed RSVP cards with invites so they only have to. Put a stamp on and return it. They have all the boxes to tick ie: if they are coming, what their food options are and also room to write a favourite song if they want it played in the evening, just an idea x

Corina Hodge
Corina Hodge 18 Feb 2018

We had a wedding website and an especially set up email address which we had on the website and included on the invitation. We also gave a reply address on the invitation for those who would prefer the old method. We had a 70/30 split of email and card replies. X

AmberRose Hussyin
AmberRose Hussyin 18 Feb 2018

A good wedding website with an rsvp section is a lifesaver and makes organisation so much easier! We are using one that that you customise the choices so much and best of all it's free!

Vicki Allen
Vicki Allen 18 Feb 2018

I used website getting married.co.uk, all the information is on there and set up anew wedding email account to rsvp. Works really well x

Kelly Joyce
Kelly Joyce 18 Feb 2018

We used survey monkey

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We have set up a wedding website and gift list with gerringmarried.com. Guests can rsvp there (you can create 2 types of rsvp for day and evening guests). Easy and can add travel details, hotel links etc etc

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

Wedding website getting married.co.uk is great. We are putting all our info eg hotels, taxis, gift list on there and it has a RSVP section where you can add menu choices, dietary requirements etc and creates a list you can just download with all the choices on.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We added an email address and our phone numbers so they can text if they prefer x

Josephine Parkinson
Josephine Parkinson 18 Feb 2018

We did an email and gave postal address. Most people emailed, some still like being able to send a card. Worked fine, no unexpected arrivals, actually more drop outs which we had to fill.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We had a wedding website. So sent an invitation out as normal then on the bottom we added ‘to rsvp and all other information go to our website’

It was great we put hotel, travel, arrangements etc on it and they could rsvp too x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

I suspect you're going to have to give a couple of options and know what your guests are like. Most of my guests sent back by post and some emailed, whereas some people on here have a majority email. Website would have been a terrible move for me as many of my guests wouldn't have had access to it.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We have a wedding email address but also included our phone numbers xx

Michelle Goldsworthy
Michelle Goldsworthy 18 Feb 2018

I’m asking for email or text, stamps aren’t as cheap as they used to be 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

I used withjoy.com website.... we are using it for save the dates and provisional RSVP’s - our guests were great in using it and enjoyed answering some questions about us as the bride and groom. It tells you if the invite or save the date has been just sent or opened etc. Really good!x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

I just got people to text, phone and email me and I had set up a spreadsheet on my phone so as soon as the confirmed I could amend it. good luck x

Siobhan Knight-Potgieter
Siobhan Knight-Potgieter 18 Feb 2018

When it comes to RSVP’s people just don’t seem to get you need to know.

Put a deadline date on the card an anyone who doesn’t respond chase
them once otherwise strike them off list.

Emma Bonnar
Emma Bonnar 18 Feb 2018

We have provided an unstamped envelope and email address. Would have cost a fortune to stamp them all! X

Sharon Allen
Sharon Allen 18 Feb 2018

All my friends and family are on Facebook so I just did an event on there. Which worked well for me.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

Can you have menu selections on a website too?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

I had an email address and put our mobile numbers most people just text or called i only got like 4 emails xx

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 18 Feb 2018

We have a wedding website so that all the replies are in one place, we’ve still had replies via post so I’ve added them manually

We then have a wedding email account so that we can communicate separately so it doesn’t fill my normal email box up

Good luck

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

I'm using anrsvp.com for day guests so they can choose food etc and just getting evening guests to reply via email x

Becky Briggs
Becky Briggs 18 Feb 2018

We’ve got a wedding website, with questions about diet and allergies, within a couple of weeks of sending out invites we’ve had nearly half our RSVPs. The website also has info about hotels, directions, taxis etc, and you can set it up for free!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We included stamp addressed RSVPs with our invitations. I got sheets of stamps online from Royal Mail and it was cheaper than going to the post office. Still had people not reply and a few who replied didn't turn up. Even had one guy who said he was coming throw the rattle out of the pram as i wrongly sent it to Mr and Mrs not realising that his plus one was the mistress his wife threw him out for and i should have sent it to Mr and partner!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We set up a website... they click onto the website address and it has a RSVP section on it.... for them to reply.... as well as all other information like local accomodation... menu... taxis etc xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

They have my email, my Facebook, my phone number and an addressed envelope and everyone knows if they don’t reply it’s tough

Bryony Hamm
Bryony Hamm 18 Feb 2018

We had a wedding website with a form to fill in. (My partner is a web developer so we personalised it) but there are tonnes of sites you can get it for and it’s fairly cheap I think. Easy way to keep track. I sent invites out by post and checked back with people to make sure they had got them (one I had sent to the wrong address ooops!) I’d advise keeping track (list or spreadsheet) so you know who you sent to and when they have replied. Then if there is anyone you think would have replied but hasn’t ( out of character etc!) then you can ask them! I had to chase a few people in the end but not too much so was ok!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

I used Rsvpify which is an app, just gave the details out in the invitation and you can add meal options etc. Really easy to use!

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 18 Feb 2018

We put both our mobile numbers and my e-mail address on the invitation for responses as well as a 'reply by' date. So far we have had most responses and if we have any outstanding by the 'reply by' date I will follow up. Although both H2B and I are tech savvy it is amazing how many people aren't so we havn't bothered with a website.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We did our RSVP like a postcard so they just had to fill it in and pop a stamp on it and post it back to us! We did also create a new wedding email address if people didn’t want to send it in the post and popped it in the info on the invite.

Sara Higham
Sara Higham 18 Feb 2018

We're putting a wedding email we've made amongst the reply options on ours and an RSVP date

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We set up an email address thinking it would be easier for people and STILL only about 4 people rsvp'd to the enail address. Of 60 day guests I think we only had about 10/15 actual rsvps, the rest either told us verbally or it was just assumed they were definitely coming. No matter how many options you give people you'll always have to chase some guests because people just don't acknowledge how important it is to rsvp...a lot of people will just assume that you'll know they plan to attend! Setting up an email is a good way of doing it but don't expect everyone to actually bother

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

It doesn't matter what you do, you'll have to chase some people up regardless of the methods on offer.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Feb 2018

We set up an email address we both had access to and continue to use it today

Danika O'Connor
Danika O'Connor 18 Feb 2018

We used survey monkey, put a link in an email and it collated all the RSVPs for us and our guests only had to click a button

Jenny Genge
Jenny Genge 20 Feb 2018

We have created a new email address x

Rebecca Guy
Rebecca Guy 21 Feb 2018

We made a website with a contact form and people can just email us directly through that. It has been really handy having everyone's email addresses automatically!

Eliza Munnelly
Eliza Munnelly 21 Feb 2018

We've set up an specific RSVP email and are emailing invites from it asking people to reply. We are still posting 6 invites to the less technological of our family.

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