Featured Bride Lauren W., Wedding Location: Wayzata, MN | Wedding Date: October 8, 2011
Creative RSVP ideas.
My oh my! It has been a while since my last post! You can imagine that the holidays get a little crazy and when you add more wedding fun on top of it - well, time gets away from you! :) I wanted to share with you brides and grooms some new, cost-saving ways to do your RSVPs! Ben and I will be going down an alternate route with our RSVPs simply to save us the cost of extra postage for those mini, response cards. There are actually many ways in which you can do that now - but we have found what we consider the best option for us!
Since our guest list is totaling near 265, we have decided that the postage factor on top of the invite postage itself will be getting spendy (and we want to splurge more on other areas besides just the stamps!). Therefore, we have decided to use a pre-paid phone and a website for our RSVPs!
Pre-paid phone RSVPs:
1. Buy a pre-paid cell phone from a local retail store (Target has some great ones for just $9.99). 2. Set up the voicemail on the pre-paid cell phone. *Our voicemail message will say, "Thank you for calling Ben and Lauren's Wedding RSVP line! We hope to see you at our wedding! After the tone, please say the first and last names of those you are RSVPing for along with their meal choice of MEAL OPTION 1, MEAL OPTION 2, or MEAL OPTION 3. If you are unable to attend the wedding, please let us know after the tone as well. Thank you very much! We look forward to October 8th, 2011!" 3. Include the number on your invitations to RSVP near the bottom of the invite. Having the pre-paid phone will make checking our messages super easy! We will be able to check them from just one phone knowing that every message is for the wedding and wedding only. Then when we sit down and take the time to listen to the messages, we will be able to get it all done quickly and efficiently.
Another way to do your RSVPs is with an online RSVP provider or Wedding Service website like theknot.com
There are also 1-800 numbers for RSVPing as well such as "RSVP For Less" out of Southern Minnesota. For $79 this service will create the number for you and then make it available for 80 days so you can call the voicemail and listen to the messages. For $189 they will call any guests who have not yet RSVP'd yet and make a CD of the responses. Talk about hands-free! Well, I hope this helps! Think outside the box! Cheers! LC Other Posts You'll Love: DIY - Do It Yourself! LC Loves Etsy! First Things First: Wedding Ceremony Site, Wedding Reception Site & Wedding Photographer Our newest Bride-to-Be: LC of LCPhotography 10 Wedding Mistakes: Avoid them Wedding Planning Consultant Advice Now
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