Post # 1
Through planning this wedding there are soo many things that I know now that I had no clue of before. I have learned so much about being a guest at a wedding just through getting ready for my own.
1. I will send RSVPs in as soon as I know if I can attend or not, but definitely by the due date.
2. If I say I’m going to a wedding, come hell or high water, I will be going to the wedding.
3. I will read all directions and questions on the RSVP card to fill it out correctly so that nobody has to call/text or email me to find out.
4. I will arrive early, but not too early.
What about you? Anything you will make sure to be better about as a wedding guest?
Post # 3
I don’t have anything to add but completely agree on all four of yours!
Post # 4
Haha. I agree with all of the above. I’m sorry to all of the brides that have ever received an almost-late RSVP from FI and me.
Post # 5
Thankfully I haven’t made any RSVP blunders, well kind of one but it wasn’t my fault, honest! Haha! The invitation was addressed to me only, so I RSVPed with my name only on the card, and then the groom called me to ask if I forgot to add my SO’s name or if he wasn’t able to make it. I tried to do it right, but oh well!
Post # 6
Not only have I learned what I have done wrong as a guest but I am also learning a lot of what weddings I have been in/been to, what the brides did “wrong”
Post # 7
@MissBoPeep: haha, yes i don’t count that as your mistake
@lilbluebird: i’m have been a horrible guest to invite .. i wish i could say almost late
@BrookieCookie9: yes i know, my heart goes out to them when something happens because i know things happen in every wedding
Post # 8
@wyogirlie: i’m glad it isn’t just me!
Post # 9
LOL…I totally agree with your list! I was the WORST RSVP’er before my wedding invites got sent out…In fact the last few weddings I got invited to I refused to respond with an RSVP because I felt I was right on the principle of the matter (in my eyes) which was they had been told I was coming – what did they need it in writing for?!!!
If I could go back in time I would smack myself right across the head and say “Get some manners!” I will NEVER EVER leave an invite now – If it requests an RSVP I will send the RSVP straight away!
Post # 10
I agreee with it all! We actually got our invite to our friends wedding and I promptly filled out the RSVP card and mailed it the next day. I wanted to be considerate and I am hoping they will do the same for us!
Post # 11
Amen, girl! I am applauding you and agreeding full heartedly!! 😀
Post # 12
Same here, with the RSVP. I used to be awful about gifts, too! Didn’t know about registries or that I even needed to bring one! But I’m on it now. Usually, once I RSVP, I check out the registry and start thinking about what I can spend. If I RSVP no, I send a gift right away!
Post # 13
@bestwishes: Add to the list: I will never ever ask if I can bring a +1 if it is not explicitly stated on the invitation. And I will not substitute in a friend if my fiance cannot attend with me.
Post # 14
@mspartridge: Abso-flippin-lutely ;o) !!!