Response cards are a crucial part of your wedding invitations suite. Learn about the difference between online RSVPs and traditional mailed RSVPs.
Traditional Response Cards
Traditional response cards allow guests to reply by mail, adding a personal touch to your wedding invitations. This option is more formal according to etiquette.
You’ll send your guests a printed response card along with the invitation, where they’ll fill in their names and initial their meal choices.
Complimentary envelopes are included so your guests can easily mail their replies back to you. Pre-addressing and stamping your return envelopes is highly recommended for the convenience of your guests.
Online Response Cards
Online response cards allow your guests to quickly and easily reply online by scanning a QR code with their phone.
You’ll send your guests a printed response card that includes a QR code that links to a website that will collect your RSVP information. Our designers will generate a complimentary QR code for your order.
Generally, the experience is seamless and convenient for guests and the couple, however, some elderly people may struggle with this option if they don’t have a smart phone.
Compare the features of online RSVPs and mailed RSVPs.
Return Addressing Printing (Optional)
Must be Mailed
Online RSVP Collection
Requires Smart Phone
QR Code Generation
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAILED RESPONSE AND AN ONLINE RESPONSE?
If you prefer a formal approach to RSVPs, consider using mailed response cards, especially if you would like guests to reply via mail or select their meal preference. Your mailed reply order will come with an A1 envelope, which we recommend pre-stamping and adding a return address for a seamless process.
For a more contemporary approach to tracking responses, consider including a custom QR code on your response cards, which replaces the traditional method of guests filling out their names. With a simple scan using their phone, guests can easily access your wedding website and RSVP in just a few clicks. This hassle-free method saves you time and simplifies the process for your guests. Please keep in mind that Shine Wedding Invitations does not currently provide website services.
When creating your wedding suite with our real-time online suite builder, you’ll have the choice between traditional mail-in response cards or online RSVP options, both of which include a printed response card. Depending on your preference, the content of the response card will be tailored accordingly. If you opt for traditional mail-in responses, your suite will include response envelopes, while online RSVPs omit the envelopes.
CAN YOU MAKE A QR CODE FOR RSVP?
Yes! We are happy to create a complimentary QR code for your order so you don’t have to worry about the technical details. All you need to do is provide us with the URL for your RSVP page, and we’ll handle the rest. By taking advantage of this service, you can ensure that your guests have a seamless experience when RSVPing for your event.
I ALREADY HAVE A QR CODE, HOW CAN I SEND THAT TO YOU?
Yes. We can accept QR codes. Your file must be 300dpi in resolution; a transparent PNG is preferred. You can submit this to your designer during the proofing process, or through our contact form prior to ordering. We can also create a QR code for you if it’s easier. We’ll just need the website URL you’d like the code to link to.
CAN I DO ONLINE RSVP?
While traditional paper invitations are still the preferred choice for weddings, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask guests to RSVP digitally. In fact, incorporating digital RSVP options such as QR codes on your response card can make the process even easier and more convenient for your guests. If you’re considering using a QR code for your event’s RSVP process, Shine Wedding Invitations can help simplify the process for you. Just give us your URL and our team can create a custom QR code that directs guests to your wedding website. Additionally, we recommend including response cards with your invitations, whether you choose to use traditional mail or online QR code RSVP. By offering both options, you can accommodate a wider range of preferences and ensure that all guests have a convenient way to RSVP for your event. So, whether you choose to use a QR code or traditional response cards, Shine Wedding Invitations is here to provide the stationery solutions you need for a seamless wedding planning experience.
HOW DO I CREATE A WEDDING RSVP QR CODE?
Shine can provide a custom QR code for you, free of charge! We’ll just need the URL to your wedding website and we can generate a QR code in any of our ink colors to match your wedding invitations.
SHOULD I PUT A QR CODE ON MY WEDDING INVITATION?
The decision of whether to include a QR code on your wedding invitation ultimately depends on how you would like your guests to RSVP. If you prefer to receive responses via mail, a traditional response card may be the better option for you. However, if you’re open to digital RSVPs, then incorporating a QR code onto your invitation can be a great choice. QR codes have become increasingly popular due to their ease of use and can streamline the RSVP process for both you and your guests. By scanning the QR code using their smartphone camera, guests can easily RSVP online, saving time and effort. At Shine Wedding Invitations, we offer custom QR code creation for RSVP purposes, so you don’t have to worry about the technical details. Please keep in mind that some elderly guests may not own a smartphone.
CAN YOU USE A QR CODE TO RSVP TO A WEDDING?
Incorporating a wedding QR code is a convenient and efficient way to streamline the RSVP process and receive responses from more guests in a timely manner. Rather than mailing an RSVP card or typing in a wedding website URL, guests can easily scan the QR code using their smartphone camera and provide their response instantly. This saves guests time and effort, while also providing organizers with a more accurate headcount for their event. By using a wedding QR code, you can ensure that the RSVP process is seamless and stress-free for both you and your guests. So, simplify your wedding planning process by utilizing a QR code and let your guests RSVP with ease.
DOES SHINE WEDDING INVITATIONS HAVE RSVP QR CODES?
At Shine Wedding Invitations, we provide the option to include QR codes on your save the dates, allowing guests to conveniently scan and be directed to your wedding website. By incorporating a QR code, guests can easily access important information about your wedding, such as RSVP instructions, venue details, and more. This streamlined approach can save your guests time and effort, while also providing you with a more accurate headcount for your event. Additionally, our custom QR code creation service ensures that the QR code is tailored to your unique wedding website and style. So, simplify your wedding planning process by utilizing a QR code on your response cards and let your guests access all the necessary information with ease.