Post # 1
We sent out our rsvps July 6th. Our rsvp deadline is August 8th. About a quarter to a third of our rsvps cards have come back and there is only one “no!” Ummmm….we can accomodate everyone but this is going to get expensive. Anyone else have this problem?
Post # 3
- 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
@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
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
@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 # 13
@bestbuddies: We can easily accomodate them all and we can afford them all- it’s just that I won’t be able to get all of the extras that I wanted if they all come. 🙁
Post # 14
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! 😉