(Closed) Any one else not having a dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would think you’d still need a headcount for food, drinks, chairs, favors, etc… so yeah, I’d still request that they RSVP.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yup, you still want to know who is coming!

I’m having a morning wedding & a lunch reception, but absolutely asking guests to RSVP.  Guests should understand: I’ll need to know how many seats are required for the ceremony – I’ll need to make sure the venue can hold everyone, and most of all… it’s polite to let someone know whether or not you’ll be able to make it when you are invited somewhere!

You’re fine with the request for an RSVP.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You definitely still need guests to respond.  You will need a head count for seats, food, drinks, linens, etc. for a lunch reception too!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a lunch reception and still asked for RSVPs.  I still needed to order food and figure out how many tables!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You definitely still want RSVPs! I had an hors d’ouevre reception, and I still needed to know how many chairs and tables I’d need, glasses, napkins, all that stuff. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Yes, my venue requires it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I just had my birthday party and asked guests to rsvp. Why would anyone assume you wouldn’t rsvp for a WEDDING? YES, make your guests rsvp and follow up with the ones who don’t. I made the mistake of not following up with the no’s and then had to add an extra table the week of the wedding. We assumed we would just say no to anyone who didn’t rsvp on time, but when my cousins said their rsvp got lost in the mail I realized I couldn’t say no to family. My husband also told a few friends they could come but we couldn’t guarantee they would have seats or meals. They of course didn’t show up, but if they had there were a few no shows so they could have taken their spots.

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