How soon did you get your RSVPs back?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What is the most likely scenario?
    It's only been a week, calm down it takes at least two to three weeks for them to really come in : (24 votes)
    96 %
    you should have had more back by now : (0 votes)
    picking labor day weekend might be a problem : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I haven’t sent invites so I haven’t had to deal with RSVPs yet – but I can tell you don’t worry yet! It’s only a week, unless I’m actually expecting something I only check my mail about once a week. Some of your guests may not have even seen your invite yet!

    Post # 5
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    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have sent our out 3 weeks ago and only got 4 back and 2 answers by conversation.

    I wouldn’t worry.

    Post # 6
    Member
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We sent ours out probably the end of May.  I don’t remember now, but that sounds right.  And we have a couple stragglers yet, but most of them are back now.  We got a lot right away, and then a constant flow basically until now.  Several got mailed on the deadline date, which was July 1st.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think that’s a great amount to have back in the first week.  And mind you, this past week was a holiday week.  I bet people travelled or relaxed and probably haven’t gotten to the invitation yet.  I think I’ll be stunned if I receive any in the first week.  HA

    Post # 8
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    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You’ve had a much higher number of respnses than us so far. You’re making me worried now!

    We sent ours out 2 weeks ago, and I have only heard back from 6 families so far ( a total of 15 guests in those 6 families). But two of those 15 guests are my parents, who were the first to RSVP and I obviously already knew they were coming! lol

    Post # 9
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t worry – if you sent them out a week ago, factoring in a couple of days for them to receive the invites, lots of people probably only just got them.

    I bet you’ll get a ton back in the last week of July.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I got a couple RSVP’s back right away, the nothing, then the bulk of them a few weeks later throughout the week, and then a few that trickled in even after the respond by date. Some people like to send them back right away, some have to get calendars, some simply forget to send them back until later, and so forth. I wouldn’t panic just yet!

    Post # 11
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The whole point of putting an RSVP deadline is so that you wait until that deadline to get them.  In my experience, you get a majority of the yeses in the first couple weeks, and the no’s come in at the end.  You probably won’t have them all in even by your August 1st deadline.  We gave people 2 weeks over the deadline, then started calling people for their responses.

    Post # 13
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    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wouldn’t be too worried yet.  I am terrible about sending back RSVPs, I usually confirm verbally waaaaay before I remember to send it back.  

    Post # 14
    Member
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I didn’t even get half back by the deadline I put on them.  Had to hassle people for them.

    I think for the first week I got back like 2 or 3 and that was it.  Very slow.

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