(Closed) Family not acknowledging invite

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

@finlandfairy: I’m in a bit of a different situation as you, as my wedding is in January and I haven’t even sen my invites yet (thought I did send Save-The-Date Cards in May!) However, try not to worry too much about a lack of a response. 95% of my family is a 20 hour drive from me and my wedding and they have been asking me for details for moniths. I think a lot of people ask because they want to know exactly where it is so they can start figuring our how much it is going to cost for flights and accomodations. 

I created a website so out-of-town guests could get all the information before I sent out invitations. I’m sure your family is excited for you and just wanting to know how much it’s going to cost them so they can start saving/planning.

Post # 5
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

You sent invites 10 months early?  What was your RSVP date?  And, how many did you send out?

In any case, I wouldn’t let it get to you that they didn’t call you – I didn’t get a lot of calls- why don’t you give them an excited call and inquire if they received them and what they thought, etc?

Post # 7
923 posts
Busy bee

Are you sure they got them? Maybe you could email them a quick message to make sure they got them.

Post # 8
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I can see where you’re coming from and agree with Pilotsgirl.  I’d give them a call to make sure they received the invitation.

I would also be a bit frustrated because they were bugging you about sending them and now that you have, it’s a bit of a non-issue.  I would be frustrated too.


Post # 9
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I totally get where you’re coming from. Family can be so irritating that way. I’d bite the bullet and just ask them if they received them.

Post # 10
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@finlandfairy: seeing as there was only seven invites sent, I actually don’t think it’s all that strange that you didn’t hear anything from anyone.  I don’t think I’ve ever called anyone after receiving their invites (usually because for my close friends, I’m helping them put together the invites, so I’ve already seen them).  I’d be proactive and contact them and see what they think!  I can understand how it’s disappointing to not receive a call, but it doesn’t really mean anything.

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