Weird RSVP/Invitation Stories.. Am I the only one?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013


Almost half of our guests DIDN’T RSVP. We had to hunt them all down, and they responded “I thought you knew I was coming?”

Post # 4
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We got back one or two blank ones, but luckily I had numbered the back in light pencil so I knew who wanted roast beef and who wanted chicken!

Post # 5
3596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BrandNewBride: We had to chase down a few of our guest and their like heck yeah we are coming our hotel booked, our flights are booked. I’m like I’m glad you are but I’m not a freaking mind reader.

I got some cute and fun notes back but no crazy stories.

Post # 6
10906 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Stephville:  My only story is pretty boring. I received one response on which the guest did not write his or her name.  I was perplexed as to whom it may have been, so I just started searching for clues.  All I had were a postmark and a “backward” (for a right-handed person) checkmark on the “_____ will attend” line.

I looked at my guest list to see if I could determine who may be coming from the area in question, narrowed it down to someone from my office, and then asked the person if she was left-handed.  I then explained to her why I was asking.  She laughed; it was indeed she who had forgotten to write her name.

Post # 7
957 posts
Busy bee

@BrandNewBride:  I’m afraid this is going to happen to us! Our deadline is approaching and we still need more than half the people to RSVP.

Post # 8
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had a bunch of people not put their names on theirs. Thankfully I numbered them, since the postmarks would not have helped–unfortunately, our mail gets routed an hour north to a sorting facility and is postmarked up there, so ALL of our local RSVPs came back stamped from there. :

I was kind of floored at how many people didn’t fill out the RSVPs correctly, though. It said this:

“Please reply by July 26th, 2013
__ of _X_ attending

____ attending

____ not attending”

…and so many people forgot their names, didn’t fill in the number line (which was fine, I guess; I should have just left it “we have reserved x seats in your honor”), wrote numbers on the attending/not attending lines, etc. DH’s aunt didn’t write any names on theirs, skipped the numbers line, and wrote “1” and “2” on the attending/not attending lines, respectively, and I was SO confused. 

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