Post # 1
how hard is it to fill in that little card, stick it in the stamped envelope and mail it back? It’s a couple days past the due date and I probably have half of them in only. And according to the FMIL, she has a couple verbal RSVPs to tell us about…
and then there are people who tells you “Oh I’m coming, we’ll be 2 or 4 people”…well dude 2 or 4? I gotta set up the table and I can’t be paying extra seats in case your kids want to come or in case your daughter wants to bring her boyfriend.
AND THEN, the FFIL is STILL holding onto some invites! He hasn’t given them out yet. We’re like what are you waiting for??
I haven’t slept well the last couple nights as the day looms closer and vendors and family and wedding party are asking for details and such. ok end vent. Thanks!
Post # 3
Oh Goodness! I hope you get your numbers together soon.
Post # 4
You probably need to start calling people and saying that this is their last chance… yes or no lol!
Post # 5
Amen to that!
My RSVP date is this Friday and I would say I’ve gotten back less than half of my replies. I am really starting to get frustrated and not looking forward to tracking down answers next week.
Post # 6
Oh yeeeaahhh I relate. One week before my wedding a woman who I had to track down sends me a message on Facebook that she didn’t realize she needed to send it back. If she didn’t realize when she got the invitation, she at least should’ve realized when I texted her about it twice!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
My trickle has dried up and we’re at the end of the 2nd week of people having the invitations.
We watched another couple’s cats last weekend and when we went into to feed them the first time, we saw our invitation on the counter…the envelope was open, but I could see that the pieces were still tied together. They hadn’t even pulled it out of the envelope yet! 🙁
Post # 8
@CrispyRN: eesh, I feel for you & can relate a bit…Although i’ve gotten “yes RSVP’s” from most people, there are a few who never bothered to even reply. I just don’t get it?
A couple were old co-workers whom I’ve maintained friendships with & I was really surprised. I really find it rude but I should have expected it I guess. I went to one of my these “friend’s” baby shower, bought a beautiful gift, spent hours at the shower without speaking to hardly anyone except a couple of elderly ladies since i knew no one but the mama to be & no one really tried to include me. And I never even got a thank you, I just don’t get it.
Post # 9
i can relate… my mom has 2 invites she hasnt given to people out of 15 so thats not horrible hopefully she gets on it and does it soon my deadline next month.. i still have 41 other families to track down..
Post # 10
I know this is going to sound really childish and selfish as hell, but I had no idea how important the RSVP part was until I started planning my own wedding. Not that it’s a defense for being rude, maybe other people don’t realize it’s importance either.
When I got married when I was young, I just plain didn’t care. I wasn’t really into that wedding anyway, so not much about it mattered. We didn’t invite that many people, so if someone showed they showed, if they didn’t they didn’t.
Totally the opposite with this one. I’m into my man and I’m into my future marriage. You can bet your sweet ass I’m going to be on top of RSVPs this time around.
Post # 11
yea this week and next week will be spent tracking them down, i have to say, it’s the least fun part of planning thus far! Restaurant needs a headcount by April 26, although they said perhaps a week later will be okay.
And then there’s cakes and favors…I don’t want to order too much. We’re already over budget so I don’t want to be ordering extra slices at a couple bucks a slice and extra favors “just in case”!
My friend told me she had a friend who never RSVPed called her up the DAY before the wedding stating her and a boyfriend will be coming. She’s like, RSVP was due couple weeks ago!
Post # 12
Wait a couple days… Many people consider the RSVP date to be the day to mail it by… But yes, we had to call/track down lots of people 🙂
Post # 13
This all sounds too familiar. We are 2.5 weeks in since sending out our invitations. Between actual RSVPs that were sent, and word of mouth RSVPs our parents told us about, we only know about half the guestlist. People have had our save the dates since December! By this time everyone should know if they are coming or not. Ugh.