Top 5 Reasons Why Text RSVPs Are a Trend You Need to Watch For in 2019
Reason #1 – Your guests love texting
People love text messaging and many prefer to communicate this way over a phone call, paper letter, or email. According to Gallop Poll, “Sending and receiving text messages is the most prevalent form of communication for Americans younger than 50.” This number will grow even more in 2019.
Guests love the ability to quickly send in their RSVP reply and be done with it. Why not let them RSVP to your event with their favorite form of communication?
Reason #2 – Text RSVPs are convenient
Your guests always have their cell phone on them (and a lot of the time they are looking at the screen too). Text RSVPs are easy because all your guests have to do is pull their phone out of their pocket and type in a message. If you make it as easy as possible for your guests, they’ll be more likely to send in their RSVPs by the due date you set for them.
It’s also easy on the event planner because you don’t have to receive all the text messages yourself, you simply let a text RSVP app gather your replies for you.
Reason #3 – Text RSVPs are fast
A text message is much faster than a paper RSVP sent through the mail. It takes days (and sometimes longer) to receive an RSVP card in the mail, but a text message is instant. With the size and complication of corporate events nowadays, it’s important to get your RSVP replies fast so you can finish planning and setting up your event.
RSVP websites are pretty common with corporate events today too and they are fast, but text RSVPs are still a faster option. Instead of using a RSVP website and having your guests open up their web browser to fill out their RSVP, consider allowing them to RSVP with a text RSVP app.
Reason #4 – Text RSVPs are reliable
A text won’t get lost in the mail if the US Postal Service is having a bad day. If you’ve used email invitations and RSVPs, you’ll know the headache of dealing with your invitations going to the junk folder. A Text message won’t get stuck in your junk email folder.
Reason #5 – Meghan Trainor is using text RSVPs for her event
Meghan Trainor started some buzz recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon talking about how she’ll be using text messages to gather her RSVPs for her wedding. Trainor said she thinks using paper invitations and waiting to receive RSVP cards in the mail is just too much work and that RSVPs could get lost in the mail anyway.
Trainor: “I’m tired. I don’t want to pick out a card. What if they don’t get it in the mail? Who checks their mail? They always check their texts.”
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