Post # 1
our rsvp cards say “__ seats have been reserved in your honor….”
our reception cards say “adult reception” on the first line.
but we still have people trying to bring their kids or an extra guest! i got an rsvp today that said, “i’m going to be needing 5 seats so i can bring my kids if possible.” no. it’s not possible. if we wanted to give you 5 seats, we would have. you get 2. that’s it. it’s my fiance’s family, so he’s going to break the news.
i sent an invitation to my aunt. 2 of her (adult) kids live with her, but none of her kids are invited (i don’t see them often enough and we’re really limited on space). i have my cousin (who lives with her) on facebook and she sent me a message that said, “can you clear up some confusion? you only gave my mom 1 seat, so is she the only one invited? my daughter and i wanted to go.” there’s no confusion. you aren’t invited. sorry. and anyway, her daughter wouldn’t know who i was if i bumped into her walking down the street.
our rsvp deadline is on saturday. and we still have nearly 100 people that haven’t responded. i’m trying to organize a seating chart, but it’s hard when i still have so many guests who are question marks. i kinda want to pull my hair out, so it’s not a good time to try to talk me into giving your family extra seats.
i should add that i’ve been very nice about explaining to people that they cannot bring extra guests. i only act like a bitch in my imagination, lol.
ok, that’s the end of my rant.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I would have been ready to kill- “i’m going to be needing 5 seats so i can bring my kids if possible.” “my daughter and i wanted to go.” Tell guest #1 that you’re not inviting your cousins, so no, her kids can’t attend.
For those late-RSVPs, this e-mail worked wonders for us:
Hey- Just wanted to check on your RSVP for our wedding on July 13th. We know how easy it is to let these dates get away from you, however we need to give our caterer a final number of guests. If we haven’t received your reply card by June 23rd, we’ll have to assume that you are unable to attend. Hope you’ll be able to join us on the big day. 🙂
Post # 4
I would give them until Saturay to give you a response. You are going to find majority of the RSVP cards come right away and about a week late, so you may get quite a few this weekend or early next week. Then I would start calling immediately.
The e-mail suggestion above would work nicely as well, however, I would still call guests and confirm if they are coming or not becuase some may not have an e-mail they check regularily.
Post # 5
@rebwana: oh, i was ready to kill! i couldn’t get a hold of my fiance fast enough to tell him he needed to handle the situation, lol. i like the e-mail idea. i was planning on doing that, but you worded it better than i did.
@megz06: yeah, i’m going to give people a few more days to get their responses in. i set the deadline 4 weeks before the wedding, so we’d have plenty of time to deal with people who didn’t respond. on average we’ve been getting about 2 rsvp’s a day, but this week we’ve been getting about 4/5 a day, so i’m hoping that will continue through the next few days.