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The Ultimate Guide to Online RSVPs: Making Wedding Planning Hassle-Free

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A wedding stationery designer with a love of coordinating envelopes, watercolor envelope liners, wax seals and classic letterpress!

Designing timeless stationery in Findlay, Ohio for romantic couples.


As a wedding stationery and invitation designer, I know one important aspect of wedding planning is managing your guest list. This includes sending out invitations and collecting RSVPs. Traditional paper RSVPs are still a popular option, but in today’s digital age, many couples are choosing to use online RSVPs as a more convenient and efficient option. In this guide, we will discuss what online RSVPs are, how they work, their benefits, and how to set one up. We will also share tips for getting the most out of your online RSVPs and common mistakes to avoid. This guide will help you streamline the RSVP process and make wedding planning hassle-free!

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1. What are Online RSVPs and How do They Work?

Online RSVPs are a digital version of the traditional paper RSVP. Instead of sending an RSVP card through mail, guests are directed to a website where they can easily respond to the invitation digitally. Once a guest submits their response, the couple is notified via email. Depending on the online RSVP system used, couples can view guest responses in real-time, allowing for easy tracking of attendance numbers! Doesn’t that sound good?

2. Benefits of using an online RSVP system

One of the greatest perks of using an online RSVP system is the sheer convenience it offers. Guests can effortlessly respond to the invitation with just a single click – saving time and postage costs in the process.

Not only that, but online RSVPs also provide a fantastic eco-friendly option, eliminating any paper waste. Plus, with a digital system in place, keeping track of responses becomes a breeze, ensuring no RSVPs go missing or unaccounted for.

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3. How to Set Up An Online RSVP System

There are plenty of fantastic online platforms out there for setting up your very own online RSVP system! To get started, all you need to do is pick a platform that suits your fancy and follow the simple setup instructions. Typically, couples will create an account, input their wedding details, and select their preferred RSVP options. And the best part? Some platforms even let you customize your RSVP page to perfectly match your wedding theme or add in any extra information you’d like to share! I can help you set this up as your wedding invitation designer too!

4. Tips for Making The Most Out of Your Online RSVPs

To make sure your guests respond promptly to their invitations, you can also send out a friendly reminder email or text a few days before the RSVP deadline. It’s a great idea to include a clear and simple RSVP deadline on the details card itself, which can also encourage guests to submit their responses in a timely manner. BUT – sometimes your guests will just need a reminder.

And let’s also not forget about those guests who may not be as tech-savvy – offering a mail-back RSVP version is a wonderful way to accommodate them and make them feel truly included (oh, and guess what? I offer this service!).


5. What to Include in Your Invitations When Sending Out Online RSVPs

When sending out invitations with online RSVPs, make sure to provide clear instructions on how guests can RSVP online. Don’t forget to include the website URL, any login information needed, and a deadline to respond. QR codes are also becoming very popular! If any guests encounter technical issues, you can also provide a phone number or email address on your wedding website for assistance.

6. Common Mistakes Made With Online RSVPs and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to online RSVPs, it’s important to remember that not all guests are tech-savvy. That’s why offering a mail-back RSVP option, as mentioned earlier, can really help. Another common mistake is forgetting to send out a friendly reminder email or extend the deadline before the RSVP cutoff. Trust me, it’ll save everyone unnecessary stress and confusion. And lastly, make sure to stay on top of your online RSVP system, checking regularly for any updates or changes to guest responses.


Embrace the Future with Online RSVPs

Using online RSVPs can be a great option for couples looking to streamline the wedding planning process. By offering convenience, flexibility, and easy tracking of responses, online RSVPs make it easier than ever to manage your guest list.

If you’re looking for a wedding stationery and custom invitation designer, I would be thrilled to have the chance to work closely with you. Together, we’ll create an invitation suite that perfectly reflects your unique style and vision. Let’s schedule a call today and start the exciting journey of bringing your dream invitations to life!