Don’t forget to RSVP!

So you’ve gone through the pains of dwindling your mammoth guest list down to those special people you wish to share your wonderful day with, what comes next? The waiting… the tense few months when you get to find out who can make it, to witness the coming together of you and your loved one, followed by copious amounts of food, bubbles and dancing of course! Though what can be done to make this bit of the planning a little smoother? There are always going to be those guests that just don’t RSVP, most likely due to the fact that they have seen you and said ‘yeah I’m coming’, thinking that is the same as RSVPing …it’s not. Though in all honesty I have been guilty of that thinking once or twice! Oops!

Matthew Oliver Weddings

Matthew Oliver Weddings

So what can be done?

More and more recently we have seen people moving away from the tradition of sending the RSVP via post and instead looking towards technology. Mostly this comes in the form of a website, just for your special day (with a form on it for RSVPs).

Matthew Oliver Weddings

Matthew Oliver Weddings

Though is this better?

To be honest with you I don’t know… yes it is cheaper, with there being no cost for postage (if you go down the postage route always include a return stamp, it’s just good manners!), it is also easier as the information will already be online (no paperwork!). But there’s something about wedding stationery, in all its forms, which makes me want to use it in as many elements of the wedding as possible, including RSVP’s. Logic does dictate technology is the way forward, but I can’t help sticking with the nostalgia of pen and paper. Plus we can’t be logical all the time, can we!

What are your thoughts?
Love Bertie x