Post # 1
so we sent out our invites the begining of march. and the rsvp due date was on friday, april 15. that gave everyone a month and a half to reply! and there are still some people who haven’t replied.
how much more time have you all given your guest to reply if they didn’t reply by the rsvp date? I’m already pretty happy with the numbers. there are 69 people coming, and 6 kids. we were shooting for 75 and invited about 85. i’ve reminded everyone last week that it was due friday and there are those that haven’t sent them in yet. i told them to send it in wether its a yes or no. i’m pretty bitter when it comes to people not meeting deadlines.
what would you do? how long do you wait? the thing is these people that didn’t send theirs in yet, i don’t want them to come anymore since it’s late. one of the people that didn’t send their rsvp is one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man… after i reminded her. and she is a really flakey person! she probably wouldn’t show up to the wedding! and she put me on the spot to invite her sister too… and she hasn’t sent hers either!
Post # 3
I personally would call them just to be sure. 🙂 That eliminates the awkward no-rsvp group that is bound to show up. =) It will help keep the stress off too!
Post # 4
I would also just call them and ask whether they’re coming. There will always be people who don’t rsvp but still show up for the wedding, as abrooks1989 pointed out (and as I can personally attest–it happened at our wedding).
Even if you want to call/email them to say, “Hey, you missed the deadline and we can’t include you anymore,” you should communicate SOME final decision with them, for your own sanity.
Bummer that people are so flaky. I feel your pain!!
Post # 5
Give up and phone them. RSVP seems to still be a foreign language to some people.
The reality is you are the one who needs to confirm the numbers for your caterer.
Post # 6
I agree with the other ladies. Call to be sure otherwise you will have unexpected guests saying “but you KNEW I was coming!”. lol
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I’m giving our guests until the cut-off, then will do a mad week of phoning and chasing up. If I still can’t get through to them after trying, I’ll be leaving them off.