(Closed) Freaking out a little- ALL RSVPs are yeses so far

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

All our early responses were yeses. Think about it this way: the people who respond first are the people who know for sure they can (or can’t, no matter what) come, and thsoe who wait are the ones who are trying to figure it out… to see if they can afford the travel, can get off work, can find a sitter, etc, and many of them will hold out as long as possible before saying no in hopes of being able to come (which is part of why you don’t want too early of a response date, because you want people to not have to say no because they still aren’t sure).

Post # 4
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrsSonthebeach:  I agree! I always reply yes if I am a for sure yes! But if I am a no, even if it is for sure, I wait in case something changes. Plus I don’t want their first responses to be negative!

OP, You’ll be fine!!

Post # 5
3121 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had the same thing happen at first!  The nos typically come later.  People immediately responded because they knew they could make it.  Just wait til you have to hunt folks down ;o)

Post # 6
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

All of ours were yeses except for 3. We had to hunt down 75% of them, and they were still all yes, yikes!

Post # 7
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

hahah thats how we were too!  and i agree with prev posts, the ones who know they are coming send theres in right away, the no’s come latter! 

dont stress it will all work out, thats what my mom told me the entire RSVP time!  lol and she was right the nos came in last 🙂

Post # 8
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

OMG I’m having the same issue right now! We are actually over capacity by 1 but my one friend and her bf are not coming for sure (OOT) yet they have not responded officialy. 

I really hope you ladies are right about the No responses coming later! Almost half of our guests have responded and they’re all coming.

Post # 9
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was totally nervous about the number of yeses I got for my wedding, (we ended up inviting 230, but we only wanted 130-150), and we got a ton of “yes” answers in the beginning.  Byt the end, though, we ended up with a final head count of 157, so it worked out okay in the end!

Post # 10
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t mean to scare anybody, but we only had 2 people decline and they were both the elderly/ill husbands of guests who did attend!

Post # 11
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Juliepants:  I may just go throw up right now. 

Future Mother-In-Law has told me that ‘everyone’ on her side is coming (her friends & family) and my mom has said the same thing. I pretty much know that all of our friends are coming and most have taken the Monday after off since it’s a Sunday wedding.

Post # 12
5985 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@jackndiane:  the people that respond the first are always the ones that are coming. you will get all the no’s later.Honeslty though, you should never invite more people than you can accomodate or afford. Because there is always a chance everyone will come and the smaller your wedding is the higher chance that is. good luck

Post # 14
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Most of the early responses are “yes”.  The “nos” tend to trickle in more slowly (or not respond at all ….).

Don’t stress too much yet!  😉

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