In this day of instant messaging and texting, it's easy to see why couples question whether or not RSVPs are necessary.
However, I think that's exactly why they're more necessary than ever; it's so easy to lose track of who has responded and what their response was when you haven't set up a system. Having said that, your RSVP doesn't have to be a formal card, it can just be an email address that you've created specifically to receive replies, or a mixture of both.
Whichever way you decide to do your RSVPs, they have a very important function. Not only do they give you an idea of numbers for the venue, catering and transport, but they also let guests advise you of any allergies.
RSVPs can also ask questions of guests e.g. suggest a song for the DJ/band to play. This extra little touch makes guests feel like an important part of your day, and along with a striking invitation, will have them excited about your wedding.
That's why all AniMac wedding invitations come with fully customised RSVP cards as standard!