Green Alternatives to RSVP Cards
  invitation by Take note creations

invitation by Take note creations

Wedding invitations set the tone for your big day. Once you’ve settled on a date and chosen the perfect venue, the suite of paper that you design or choose to pass along the details of your wedding on is a direct reflection of your style and the type of affair you’re planning.

While we enjoy the weight of a beautiful cardstock and love the tradition of a beautifully composed invitation suite, we can also appreciate our couples’ efforts to go green where they can. One of the easiest ways to do so is to create the response card online. The following free websites will allow you to direct your guests to an online platform where they can RSVP.                            

 Added bonus: having to print less will save you money on paper and postage!

RSVPify

This gem of a website is a busy bride’s saving grace. Not only will it allow you to collect up to 100 RSVPs for free, but it will also assist you with guest list tracking and the collection of your guests’ entrée selections. Just include the custom url on your invitation and you’re good to go! For a small fee you can upgrade your services and invite guests to rsvp for multiple events, like your rehearsal dinner, morning after brunch, etc, use the site’s seating chart tools and even send email reminders to guests that need a little nudging!

AnRSVP

Once you’ve finalized your guest list, upload that baby onto this website and you’re halfway done! This site is 100% free (as long as you don’t mind a few ads) and there is no limit on the number of RSVPs you can request or the number of events you have. Step by step instructions prompt you on how to include your custom url on your paper invites, but they also recommend alternative ways you can get guests to RSVP through social media sites.

Free-RSVP

This website is so user-friendly, that even grandma Sally can use it! What we love about this one is that exporting a final guest list or menu selection report is as easy as 1-2-3 (your planner will also love this feature!) You can also set up an email reminder to your guests if the deadline to RSVP is getting close. And the icing on the cake? Once you've input your event information, the site can generate a custom insert that you can print and include with your invitation to direct guests where to RSVP!

The Knot

We're pretty sure that our savvy brides know all about The Knot and how awesome it is! One of the many services that they offer when you build your website is a guest list manager feature. The setup is super simple with the ability to import your guest list from a spreadsheet, your phone or Gmail. Greatest part about The Knot  is that you can include an RSVP link on your custom wedding website. 

Christine Ong