(Closed) We have 2 days until our RSVP deadline…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I’m sorry to say that you will have to track down people. Unfortunately some people don’t see the ettiqette in returning RSVPs anymore. We had to track down like 12 rsvp’s out of the 120 people we invited! You still have a couple of days, you will be surprised how many will trickle in during the next three days!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh, what a pain in the butt.  I’m not looking forward to having to deal with this, lol.  My anxiety level is going to rise waiting for people.  Hopefully people will RSVP on time but I think I’ll probably split the list with my FI.  If his family doesn’t RSVP back he can make the calls or his mama can LOL.  If mine doesn’t I’ll handle that and then we can split our friends up accordingly.  We have a bunch of mutual friends but we each have some friends not in our immediate group that we’re inviting as well.  So we’ll split the mutual friends up (but more than likely I will take them on LOL >_>).

Good luck, you’re just gonna have to start making calls if you don’t get a response in the next couple of days.  I think every bride hates having to think about this

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We sent out 19 invitations and have so far gotten five back. Our deadline is the 30th. Granted, our wedding isn’t until October, so the time crunch isn’t on, yet.

Most of our invitations went to people out of state. We wanted to give everyone plenty of time to figure out if they could afford it / work it into their schedules / etc., so we sent them out on May 01. I know that it’s a lot of time, and six months before the wedding, but airfare isn’t cheap and it only gets more expensive as the day draws closer.

To be honest, the expectation was that they wouldn’t be coming, but we wanted to offer up the chance, just in case. Instead, though, some of the out-of-state family has surprised us by saying yes, while none of the in-state folks have said a thing. I ran the idea past some people, just to see if they’d be interested in coming so that we didn’t send out loads of invitations while hoping for a small turnout, and they all said yes. So the invitations were more about a formalized gesture and full of information. But even the people who said they’d love to come haven’t sent back a response letting us know whether to expect them and how many to count on. 

Oh, well. I know I still have plenty of time. I’m not panicking or anything. I just don’t see what’s so terribly difficult (especially for people who live 30 minutes away and don’t have to take travel into account) about marking a little card and sending it back in the provided, self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Question, can you use your online rsvp with smartphones or ipads? that is how many people surf the web these days. my family always gets mad because i take weeks to look at their funny email forwards, as i have to be on my real computer to do so (they don’t work on smartphones)!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in the same boat.  Deadline was the 15th.  Still waiting on a few.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

doesnt it drive you nuts.. we have our RSVP early, for a few reasons, so it’s 5 weeks to the wedding, plenty of time to chase people up, but our RSVP cut off is tomorrow and 4 groups havent replied. One is ok, that’s the best man (who may not be able to make it) and his family, but the rest are just hopeless! *screams*

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Start callin’ sista!!

We are still receiving RSVP’s 10 days before the wedding, lol. We already called them and asked them to call us back, but instead to avoid embarrassment I am guessing they just sent it back. That’s all well and good, but it should have been on time as I already have my count in 🙂

You’re gonna deal with this. It’s normal.

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