Post # 1
I am starting to believe that most people have no idea what RSVP means.
OK….I sent out 112 invitations and so far I have received to date 6 RSVPs.
One family friend asked me. “was i suppose to to send it back to you? …I though we should just turn up.”
One ask “RSVP! what is that?”
Now my FI and i are now calling everyone on the list.
Am i the only one with this problem? I gave these people three options to RSVP. Post, email, or telephone.
I am poop!!!
Post # 3
It’s not just you. While there are self-proclaimed “etiquette experts” here on the ‘bee who can quote the in’s and out’s of RSVP’ing, I can guarantee that that isn’t how life works in the real world. People genuinely do not know. Don’t take it personally and just be patient as you work through your call list.
Post # 4
Oh goodness. That is awful and my worst nightmare!! I have only received one so far from my mom. I’m hoping that a couple come in the mail today..
Post # 5
I just made this same post haha, sorry, I didn’t see this one first. Yes, we’re having the same problem. 5/50 with one week to the deadline…I really don’t think people realize it’s not just an extra part of the invitation, and just because you sent them one doesn’t mean you assume they’re coming.
Post # 6
A friend of mine used email for her RSVPs and said she barely got any. I sent out RSVP postcards with the invites and so far have gotten probably 30 out of 130 back, but the RSVP date is August 25th. I’m hoping for a pretty good return rate!!
Apparently people aren’t good at rsvping anymore… my sister didn’t get any rsvp’s for the shower/bach party.
Post # 7
People in general aren’t very good with RSVP’s.
We sent ours out on June 11th, so exactly a month ago. So far we have 83 yes, 4 no. We’re waiting on around 60 people (although most of those are +1, so more like 30ish). We have people we KNOW who are definitely going (mostly family) but they still haven’t RSVP’d yet. Our deadline is July 24th so I’ll start making the dreaded phone calls after that.
Hang in there 🙂
Post # 8
We sent ours out the week of the 20th of June and have only gotten a few back (less than 10 of 30). Not cool man, not cool!
Post # 9
Eeek! I’m worried about this too. If your RSVP date has passed, I would start calling people. We are waiting on 15 rsvps and they have 2 more weeks. I want to start calling people now! lol… but I know I can’t…
Post # 10
Been there done that…. That is the name of the game…. spend tons of money on RSVP cards and you get no replys. Yes you should send out a friendly reminder, text, email, even phone calls if you have to… Sorry but this will be a must
Post # 11
Mine are very. slowly. coming. in. I know that there is still almost a month before my ‘please return by’ date… but why do so many people have to wait till the last minute? It makes me worried that I no one else is going to RSVP and I’m going to have to call the rest of the list. I also so jealous of the girls on here whom are swimming in RSVP cards the minute they send their invites out!
Post # 12
We made our RSVP return date super early because we wanted to try and work with our budget and also our original guest list was longer than our budget had room for. The official deadline for RSVPs was on July 6th and I pretty much harrassed people to remember to RSVP. I am that person who checks every two minutes to see if we’ve recieved another one in our inbox. That being said, because I put my mom on the case for getting my family to respond and I was all over our friends, we’ve done pretty well and now we can safely add some more guests, well before the actual event.
As a side note, an unexpected surprise of our RSVP’s were the handwritten notes people included on our post-cards that came in the mail. Each time I recieved those in the mail it was like Christmas morning and made both my FI and I get more excited.