Last minute RSVPs

posted 3 years ago in October 2013
  • poll: Did you get a LOT of RSVPs at the last minute?
    Yes, a lot of people waited until the last minute but they did RSVP. : (17 votes)
    63 %
    No, my guests didn't RSVP at all! GRR. : (8 votes)
    30 %
    No, my guests are the best people ever and RSVP'd as soon as they got their invitations. : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @LibrarianTellsAll:  We got most within the 2 weeks leading up to the RSVP date. We also had a bunch of people (~40), who didn’t even RSVP at all. So we had to actually track them down and ask directly if they were coming–so rude and a waste of paper/postage haha. A late RSVP is better than no RSVP. =)

    Post # 4
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I havent done my wedding invites but with my engagement RSVP’s, I got about 10 in the two weeks I gave them, 8 of those we saw in person. In the last day, we got about 20, and we’ve just had about 30 in the last two days (party is in two days and RSVP date is two weeks gone!)

    Post # 5
    Member
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We got a steady 7 or 8 responses a day. Our return by date was Oct 21st which most people responded by.  There were about 40 that came in after that. (We are at 309 now which only 10 days to go).  The last two day I didn’t get any so I thought we were done… I got three today.  🙂  I would say most people got them in on time. A few came in here or there. I only had to contact about 10-15 that I never heard anything from.  I was up until 5am this morning doing my entire seating chart! 

    Post # 6
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    4819 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Wow your RSVP date is early! Ours is Saturday for a wedding 2 weeks earlier! We just have a few more to hunt down, most of them came in the first few weeks (sent out July 15).

    Post # 7
    Member
    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We actually got a ton a day after the RSVP date and none on the actual date! We live out of state from our family so things take a bit longer to get mailed to us. We also received a ton on the first week and then just had a small trickle the rest of the time. After the deadline we had to track down 34 RSVPs!

    Post # 8
    Member
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We got half of my mom’s family’s RSVPs on the same day, which was a couple days before our deadline.  Now our deadline has passed and we are still waiting on about 20 people, most of whom we know are coming but just haven’t confirmed. 

    Post # 9
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    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    God, I hope we do. We’re 22 days from our RSVP date and still have 103 people of our 159 who need to respond…

    Post # 11
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    1640 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    Our deadline was a week and a half ago, and I’m still missing a good chunk of them.   The RSVPs are all online, FFS  :/  Don’t even have to go to a mail box.

     

    Post # 12
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    1174 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Purple_Bride:  OMG exact same situation here. Our RSVP date was Sept 1st, and our wedding date is the same as yours 🙂 I’m still waiting on a couple more people, and seriously, I made this awesome website and only a small fraction pof people bothered to use it! Grrrr

    Post # 13
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was hoping we would, but no. Our RSVP deadline is today and 27 people didn’t respond. I’m trying not to be annoyed, but some of them (like one of our groomsmen) I’m just like, really?!?! 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    We’re down to 85 people who have to respond in the next 16 days. I’ve texted my future mother in law to please follow up with her list because the majority of those missing are hers. My dad is going to be following up with people who are on his list, and I’m going to be forcing my fiance to do the same too. My mom’s list has been responding nicely and all of my guests have already responded.

    Post # 15
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    1343 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We have about 25 (out of 49) RSVP’s that haven’t come back yet… and they have 5 more days.

    I’ve had several people who haven’t rsvp’d tell me over facebook that they wont be coming (which annoys me because I prestamped their envelopes and paid to have our address printed on them…) I’m still waiting for them to formally rsvp even though they facebooked me, well… just because I’m getting spiteful that they can’t put something in the mail.

    I’d say about 90% of the people remaining are on my side of the family. And the rest FH’s… which is ridiculous that I can get a 25 year old bachelor party boy that is FH’s friend that lives 8 hours away to rsvp and even write his name! But not a family of four that is related to me and lives 20 minutes away! SO annoying!!! >:|

    Post # 16
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    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @lolita39:  Right??? I was shocked at how the single GM’s responded but the famiilies that I would have SWORE would be timely have not yet sent theirs back. Every day when I open the mailbox and there are no RSVP’s in there, I want to punch someone in the face. COME ON PEOPLE!!!!

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