Evite for AHR?
Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:31 PM
Our AHR will be a catered lunch with open bar on a Sunday - nothing fancy (I'm not wearing my dress) but more a chance to see everyone who couldn't come. It will be the week after we return so it will be the first time we'll see everyone since coming home.
We don't want people to think it's a 'regular' wedding reception and we don't expect presents at all.
My sister recommended sending an evite instead of mailing invites - what do you think about that? Is it a little tacky? There's two reasons she recommended it - our hall only holds 100 people and we have a guest list of 130. Since that means we'll have to cut people from the invite list, it allows us to invite them as other's RSVP no (I would block the guest list on evite so people wouldn't know they got invited at different times). As well, of the 60 invites we mailed out for our DW, we only got RSVP cards back for less then half! It just bugged me that I spent all the time making them (not to mention the cost of postage) to not have people mail them back.
So what do you think? Mail invites or just send an evite?
Posted 09 July 2008 - 06:47 PM
However, evite does have a reminder email it can send out, but for me it didn't work.
You are right though, people have a hard time rsvp'ing no matter what!
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:15 AM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:39 AM
Anyway, I guess maybe it depends on your guests...Shea is right, you'll probably have those who won't RSVP properly no matter what you do. Personally, though, I would be very happy to receive or send an evite for a casual AHR. Let us know what you decide to do!
Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:45 AM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:56 PM
We just mailed out our invites a month ago so I kind of feel repetitive sending out another invite. And since the AHR is the week after our DW, we would need to mail them out soon since we need final numbers to our caterers before we leave.
I'm just so torn on this. If everyone had RSVP'ed to the wedding, then I would have no problem mailing AHR invites. It just seems like such a waste of our time (and money!) since we only got back half our wedding invites.
We weren't planning on doing favours for the AHR - if I did an evite though, then I could. Because I could use the money I saved on invite supplies and stamps to cover the cost of the favour.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:10 PM
I know that in my group of friends we always stick invites on the fridge, which is good so we have a paper reminder.
I did RSVP postcards, (that stupid people aren't sending in!) and we directed guests to our website for "additional information, accomodations, and pictures".
I've had a surprising number of guests respond to the web-site. More in fact, that responded to the wedding invite or STD for Jamaica.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:23 PM
i don't think it's tacky, esp since it's not a formal event. i say go for it! it sounds like you have a good plan.
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:30 PM
cant you just send out a postcard invitation for the AHR and ask people to RSVP to your website or call you by X date? sorry but i think that the reason for wanting to use the evite (so you can have a rolling guest list) is quite rude... either people are invited right away or not invited at all, IMHO.
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