Do you have a wedding website that allows RSVP online? If not, it’s time to upgrade to one that does! Giving your guests the ability to respond to your wedding invitation online is tremendously helpful to have.
You Need a Wedding Website That Allows RSVP
In this day and age, you need a wedding website with RSVP functionality. If you didn’t know how important it is to have a wedding website, read this for starters. When you add the ability for guests to RSVP online via your wedding website, you’ll see how much easier it will make things!
Here are three major benefits you’ll experience when you use a wedding website that allows RSVP for guests.
• Faster Response Times
There is no doubt that online RSVPs are received faster than mailed RSVP cards. This is simply because online responses are instantaneous.
• Less Waste
If you opt for RSVPs online only, you’ll use less paper. Less waste! You will still need an RSVP card, but it will inform guests of your wedding website with RSVP accepted online vs. the mail. But you can skip the response card envelope, along with the return postage stamp that goes on the outside. That’s a lot of “extras” you can skip, right off the bat!
All you need is a simple card, like this (designed by Cass Loh):
• Earlier Headcount
If your venue is limited on capacity, perhaps you’d like to invite guests who didn’t quite make the first cut. It’s nothing against them, it simply sometimes cannot be avoided if your venue only has room for 100 but you wanted to invite 150 people to your celebration. With a wedding website that has RSVP enabled, you can get a more accurate number of guests who can or cannot attend, giving you the ability to send out an invitation to a guest who you couldn’t invite due to space constraints.
Normally with mail RSVP cards, you’d need to wait until the week or two before the wedding when the cards are due; and let’s be honest, guests will notice they were on a B list if they receive an invitation so late. :)
How to Do Online RSVP for Wedding: 3 Easy Steps
How does a wedding website that allows RSVP work anyway? It’s easy!
1. The guest receives your beautiful invitation in the mail.
Your friend or family member will ooh and aah over the invitation you selected, check out the awesome venues you’ve picked, and make a mental note about what they’re going to wear. ;)
They open the RSVP card, instructing them to visit your wedding website to respond. This is just one example; you can browse other styles here.
2. The guest accesses your wedding website on a favorite device or Smartphone.
Since you’ve selected an easy-to-use, completely functional wedding website that allows RSVP, your guest will easily find the tab marked ‘RSVP’ and click on it. Bonus: you can select a wedding website to match your invitations!
3. Response sent!
Your guest will navigate to the ‘RSVP’ section of your website and follow the instructions.
Can they make it? Hopefully yes, and he or she will select the YES option.
Not able to attend? No problem: they can respond no and at least you’ll know well ahead of time in one easy click.
This can all happen in a matter of minutes.
Now, let’s flip the script on traditional mail-in RSVP cards. They’re great and all, but they are quite inefficient when you compare them to wedding websites that allow RSVP in one click.
A traditional RSVP card requires:
– a response card
– a response card envelope, pre-stamped with postage
– the desire for a guest to fill it out and remember to put it in the mailbox within a certain amount of time
The last one? That’s the kicker. Guests try to respond quickly, but unless they do it right away there’s a good chance that card will get shuffled around a table or in a bag with every intention to get to the post office but probably won’t for a few weeks.
That means you’re left wondering: did Aunt Sandra really receive the invitation and if so, is she able to make it? And then you can avoid those awkward phone calls — you’ll probably ask your sister to do it for you! — asking guests if they are attending because they never responded. :)
Instead, give them the ability to do it online!
What About RSVP Guests Who Cannot Access the Internet?
Good question! Not everyone is tech-savvy or has easy access to the web. If your guests aren’t able to log in to your wedding website to respond, you can do the next best thing: send RSVP cards and envelopes to certain guests. This means ordering just a handful of the ones you’ll need to send.
You can also send RSVP cards to everyone on your list, but allow the OPTION for guests to use the wedding website to RSVP. This means you’ll have to pay postage on envelopes that may never get used, but at least you’ll give guests the option to respond via envelope or on your wedding website that allows RSVP quickly and easily.
Free Wedding Website with RSVP
OK, after all that good news, you’re probably wondering how much this is going to cost.
The answer: NOTHING! Minted offers the best FREE wedding website with RSVP functionality included.
Yes, zero dollars.
This free wedding website that allows RSVP is a dream come true for couples who want easy, efficient responses from guests. I’ve tried it out myself and it is so easy to use. You just fill in your details, select a design, and boom. Website created.
It truly is the best wedding rsvp website.
Here is everything that is included in your free website, shown below. There is a premium upgrade you can choose (for only $15) which includes a few extras outlined below.
How to Get Started
To recap: you’ll need two things to make this digital wedding website with RSVP come to fruition!
1. Get a FREE Wedding Website. Once you’ve entered the details, don’t forget to enable RSVPs for guests in your settings.
2. Get an RSVP Card with Your Wedding Website Address. Include a special wedding website with RSVP card — like any of these shown below — with your invitations in lieu of a traditional response card. This way, your guests will know exactly how to complete their RSVP on your wedding website.
Free Wedding Website That Allows RSVP
Here are a few of my favorites, all with matching invitations!
There are so many lovely wedding websites from which to choose on their website. I love how you can pair it with your invitation design, or choose another style that you like. In addition, you can change the layout in a variety of ways, add an ‘About Us’ page, include wedding party bios, and so much more.
Try a Demo
You can even try a demo of your favorite wedding websites before you choose a design to see how it works.
Try a demo of any wedding website here by clicking on ‘Try Demo’ near the design thumbnail.
I wish we had utilized a website for our wedding a few years back! And talk about a timesaver with that RSVP: what a great idea! Browse wedding websites here!
Now that you know how easy it is for guests to RSVP online with your wedding website, tell us: which design are you going to choose?
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Once you get your website, it’s time to do these three things:
• Get matching invites + research the proper wedding invitation wording
• Brush up on the DOs and DONTs of wedding websites
• Learn the Art of Writing Your Bio / About Us Section of your wedding website
Want to use a custom domain? Prefer privacy when it comes to a wedding website with RSVP enabled? Sure thing: upgrade to premium here!
We hope this helps you as you plan!
This is a partnered post with Minted.