Post # 1
My wedding is just around the corner! I am not sure if bridezilla is starting to sneak out here, or if it is my OCD or if I am just over wedding details at this point!
Anyways, planning a wedding has in no doubt will have made me a better wedding guest in the future. SOO many wedding etiquette details that people really seem to lack and I am loosing my patience for it QUICKLY!
WHAT is with people now a-days? My bridal shower is less than a week away and my mom had to just send out an email to all of my guests that have not responded. She spent so much time creating these really unique invites too. And had to send an email follow up which seemed to get more attention than the cute invites. We have invited 160 people to the wedding and recieved less than 40% RSVP’s back – not even people in my wedding party have responded. That might sound a little over the top because I KNOW they will be there, but seriously, couldnt they just throw the card in the mail…I even paid for the stupid return postage on it. BLAH!
Sorry to vent! Just frustrated with the lack of wedding etiquette by so many people.
Anyone else have similar stories or RSVP frustrations?!
Post # 3
I don’t have this problem for my wedding yet. BUT I will say… I hosted a double baby shower (both FSIL’s) last year. I only got ONE RSVP to my e-mail. I gave everyone the option of calling me or sending an e-mail, and only one bothered to do either. But almost everyone showed up. Umm ok?! Some of the ladies told my FMIL they were coming, but she was not the one hosting it, so why did they even tell her? Plus, she never told me until a few days before the shower. Wtf? I hear ya girl!
Post # 4
Thanks so much! Its nuts. I dont understand why people think its ok to just show up (like you were saying), or people dont think RSVP’ing is necessary.
Today I got a text from one of the girls invited to my shower “can you please let your sister and mother know that I will be there. I forgot to call and tell them.”
Umm, serious? (heavy sarcasm) Sure, Ill go ahead and relay the message for the shower that I am not planning, even though I am a guest..!
Post # 5
yeah not sure what is up with ppl these days but I completely agree with you. I totally will be a better guest to any wedding function now that I’ve actually gone through the planning.
Post # 6
OMG I feel the same way as you. We have about 1/4 of the RSVPs back…and of course half of our wedding party and really good friends haven’t rsvpd. I put stamps on ours too and they’ve had the invites for 3 weeks. I’m gonna have to call everyone in the end….which is pointless because I paid so much money for the stamps and invites. I definately know how you feel. I’m becoming a bridezilla too lol
Post # 7
@jstarlight88: Omg girl I could not agree with you MORE!!!!
The fact that almost no one in our 10 person wedding party has RSVP’d yet!!! I was in a wedding last September, and I couldnt imagine not sending mine in.
Im with you too. I spent money, and put postage on everyone’s return cards, even though I was reluctant about it. I sent ours out over 5 weeks ago, and have under 30% back. Now look like I’ll be making phone calls to almost our entire guest list. GUHHH. I just read a post suggesting have a family member make those calls for you…not a bad idea eh?
Good luck 🙂 At least we’re not alone here in the world of wedding frustration!