(Closed) Do people seriously not understand RSVP?!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

There are a lot people on here who say the same thing, I am starting to get paranoid about when I send my invites out!  lol

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Uh, yeah. We have a pretty comptent, smart, considerate group of people we invited, and the day after our RSVP deadline, we still had 30% (40 invitations) that we hadn’t heard back from.

If it makes you feel better, a week before the deadline we were only at like 50%, so we did get a TON of RSVPs in the last few days before the deadline. But not enough.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@TogetherThroughLife:  

 I am def not doing email after reading this!  lol!  Although I will tell you that so many people who do traditonal rsvp’s with a stamped envelope still dont hear back half the time..  its so inconsiderate!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TogetherThroughLife:  RSVPs are always an issue it seems. That being said, I think going the email RSVP route has definitely worsened your problem. You clearly have guests that are not with today’s technology to think an email address is a website. Also, requesting guests email an RSVP seems more laidback, many of your guests maybe felt it was entirely optional.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

No, they don’t.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

haha glad i’m not the only one who had guests struggle with the “Email: [email protected]_____.com” line. I too had someone say that my wedding website didn’t work for them. Seriously people – use the internet much? something that says @hotmail.com is NOT a wedding website 🙂

 

I thought email would be more convenient. I got about 1 email/day for the first week…and then nothing. What’s worse is when I see these people posting on Facebook…I know you are online, so RSVP to my wedding already!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

Umm the RSVP deadline is not for 6 days. That does mean that guests have 6 full days yet to get you your RSVP. I don’t get the point of these posts. You can’t really complain until after the deadline has passed.

I also think the wording of your RSVP is kind of comfusing. If you are not that familiar with comuters/internet then I could see how they might think the line is a website link. I knwo my own mother would be the one of those guests.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I guess people just like waiting for the last minute. It’s crazy to me because I feel like most people already know if they are going or not just respond already lol. I sent out 70 plus invites and i have about 30 replies with 4 days left before my deadline. I doubt the remaining will all be in so i’m prepared to make these calls

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re now 8 days past our deadline.  We had a little more than 50% do our online rsvp.  Had to track down the rest…we still have 2 couples out who have been reminded, resent links, called, text etc…and yes they normally email and text with no problems.  We’re finalizing on Monday so fingers crossed for them.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, I have forgotten an email RSVP on more than one occasion.  If I don’t respond the second I open it, I forget, because there isn’t an envelope sitting on my counter to remind me to send it back.  Invitations usually get put away, and I hate leaving things on my fridge, so that doesn’t serve as the reminder for me.

I’m not incompetent with email; I’m on a computer for my job the whole day with multiple email addresses.  I just need a physical reminder to mail it back.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I KNOW! I had to freaking track down grown a$$ adults. I was so annoyed, can’t be that hard! I know I always RSVP before the deadline.

Also, people that change their minds 2 days prior to the wedding…oh yes, so nice.

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