When planning any event, nothing can be more stressful than a lack of RSVPs. A wedding ceremony and reception is no different. How many chairs and tables should be set? How much food should the caterer supply? How many people does the cake need to be able to feed? And how much space do you need for dancing? A list of these questions can span for pages and pages, and every answer is determined by an estimated head count. How can you get that accurate estimate?
For centuries, the etiquette of a proper RSVP has been common knowledge. Once an invitation was received the invitee would make a phone call, send a letter, maybe even a carrier pigeon, making their intentions known to the inviter. This was considered a polite and simple courtesy. So what has changed?
Technology has made convenience a requirement. In today’s world, is it convenient to receive a wedding announcement in the mail, take time to locate your phone, dial the number, and offer your RSVP? Is it anymore convenient to receive a hard copy wedding announcement, log on to your computer, look up the proper address, and email your intentions? It’s no wonder the RSVP has become endangered in our society. Communication has become too easy, and therefore what takes anytime is too difficult.
Electronic wedding announcements are the perfect solution for saving your time and your guests’, and cancel out any excuse for a lack of RSVPs. Your announcements are emailed to all your family and friends. Conveniently, they receive your invitation while already situated at their computer. Sending their intentions to you is as simple as clicking reply. Thanks to the creation of the ewedding announcement, the RSVP is revived.
Kaitlin Sorensen, MyInvitationLink.com Contributor