Post # 1
My RSVP date is in 2 weeks and so far only 67 guests have RSVP’d out of 110…I feel like there will be no one there!!! I know, i know…they still have time, but the rest are people who i cant “count” on being there 100% which makes me worried…what if they all RSVP no???!! Will I look like a big loser???GAHHH
<<<enter irrational bridal fears!!
Post # 3
No, you’ll be surrounded with 67 people who love you!
Post # 4
@abbie017: Thanks :/ that is true…but what happened to the 20% decline rule?!?!? Mines more like 40!!
Post # 5
@MsNarwhal: Every wedding is different. Plus, you still have two weeks. I’m sure you’ll get some more yes’s soon!
Post # 6
We invited 232 and I’m hoping we have declines!!
Post # 7
You have two weeks! And even then, bet you have to chase some down. You’ll be fine, from what I hear you are right about on target with the number of responses. Some people just take longer…
I know before I started planning my wedding, sometimes I was one of those people who took their time responding. Now I would never, but stil…
Post # 8
if your family is anything like mine, you will be receiving the rest of your rsvps in 2 weeks or 2 weeks and 2 days!
dont worry 🙂 a lot of people these days are last minute.. if you dont get them by your rsvp date, be sure to call them to check in and remind them that you need them asap 🙂
Post # 9
This always worries me…but it sounds like it all works out in the end 🙂
Post # 10
We invited 160 and about 100 came (I think our final RSVP count was 106 but then 4 or 5 who RSVPd cancelled last minute.) So yeah, that’s close to 40% decline but of that 40% decline most of them were from out of state so I think when you’re inviting a lot of people who don’t live within driving distance of the wedding you end up with much higher declines than 20%.
Post # 11
First off, no, you absolutely won’t look like a big loser. Secondly, I am sure the remainder will not all say no. Actually, I’m kind of amazed you’ve got that many RSVPs back that long before the deadline!
Post # 12
i want to say a third of people tend to send RSVP’s back as soon as they receive the invitaiton, and another third of invitees tend to send them at the verrrry last minute (with the remaining third falling somewhere in the middle.)… I have to admit, SO and I alway send these things back last minute. lol.
Post # 13
I think I gave people too long of a deadline…I sent out my invites at the end of April and they have until June 25th to respond…Im really tempted to start formulating a Blist at this point!
But thanks for the words of encouragement ladies 🙂
Post # 14
I only had a total of 56 guests (including the bridal party) and we invited about 110 ( I expected less actually to attend)….did I look like a big loser? Hell no. I looked like a happy married woman at the end of the day. Plus it was great having such a small wedding…I got to spend time with EVERYONE!
Post # 15
Don’t form a B list! In my experience, you’re still not going to be able to socialize with all the people you want to, even with “only” 67 guests. We had just under 40 (and trust me, I had the same freak-out) and I still wish I had been able to spend more time with everyone who was there!
Post # 16
69 people came to my wedding and I can assure you that I did not look like a loser.
A wedding is awesome no matter how many people come. Most people leave these things till the last minute!