Post # 1
So it’s no secret my family and some other encore brides families aren’t as excited as they should be with our encore weddings. I’m curious did you receive less RSVP’s this time around? I know I have seen postings that usually 20% decline but I have a feeling I’ll be lucky to get 50% to my wedding, which really sucks because I’d like to change the venue if that’s the case. I originally wanted a wedding of 40 but with my grandmothers wishes we are inviting over 100 so needed to change venues.
What percentage of declines did you get with this wedding?
Post # 3
This is both Fiance and I’s second marriage, but first wedding. Our declines were right at the 50% mark until we changed the date. Now, they are at about 35-40%. I’m glad. I don’t want someone there that isn’t excited!
Post # 4
No, almost everyone accepted for both weddings. I must be likeable 🙂
Post # 5
this was a encore for both of us. we had a small wedding. the only declines were from out of province or out of country guests and that was only 5 ppl. (some did travel) we weren’t expecting his family to travel from england but sent an invite out of courtesy.
so i guess it was about 10%
everyone in town gladly came.
Post # 6
We expect a large number of no’s. We are having a destination wedding and are only inviting about 40 people. Compared to our first wedding, this weding will be tiny.
Post # 7
@Happy7: I am an encore bride. Married the first time in 6 1/2 yrs ago, divorec after 7 months. I am absolutely recieving less RSVP’s this time as well. I also wondered if it was because this was my 2nd time.
Post # 8
I was kinda bummed at first but when I calculated how much money we were saving from the people not coming we are able to take the kids to Disneyland. The people who are close to us are coming and the people who aren’t were invited out of courtesy for my family. So it’s win, win.
Post # 9
We had no guests so no RSVPs for the first wedding.
This time we may have just two guests (his parents) or none. Haven’t decided how we want to do this.