Post # 1
people don’t respond to email, even though I know they are online?
First, it was just two bridesmaids in particular. They are both on facebook all the time (I can see from their posts). But they do not use email, and instead want to talk on the phone, even though I work 11-12 hours a day, and that is not as easy for me. One of these BMs I understand a bit better, as she has a job cutting hair, so is not sitting at a desk all day.
But NOW…I’ve sent out a couple of reminder emails to people who did not RSVP for the shower…nothing. Plus, I just sent a reminder email to all the BMs about what they said they were gonna do and last minute orchestrating since the shower and bachelorette, and none of them have responded. It was NOT a bitchy email, although it was long. And two of these girls are close friends of mine and are in my wedding as well, so it’s not like they don’t know me or like me. Also I did ask some specific questions in the email, so it wasn’t like there was nothing to respond to.
Is there a rational reason why people do not respond to email, even though they are online? This happens in my professional setting as well (with clients). I’d really like to hear another reason because right now it is both stressing me out and really aggravating me.
Post # 3
Maybe a PM thru facebook? Some people just dont really use email. I personally like email better so i can multi task while communicating!
Post # 4
I agree with the previous poster, some people just don’t check their e-mail very often. If they are always on FB send them an FB message. Why are you planning your own shower btw?
Post # 5
oh sorry, i’m the moh in another wedding! hahaha. that’d be funny if i was like “God I’m so PISSED that these BMs aren’t on the ball helping me plan my shower!!!!”
Yeah, FB messaging definitely gets better results from the one who said she doesn’t check her email. One of the other BMs just said to me that she didn’t know what she was supposed to respond to…so I’m like “well are you still planning on doing X?” and she said “i guess so.” I guess the other things I wanted more feedback on, I’ll just decide on my own.
Post # 6
My husband doesn’t really check his email. He works in a lab all day, so it’s tough for him to get time to come back to his desk to check his email. Most of the time at work, they communicate by just going over and talking to the person. So, other than that, he doesn’t really have a personal email either. He has one for junk stuff to sign up for things, but that’s about it. So I think it might be that they just really don’t check their email.
Post # 7
I have come to realize you can expect too much from bridesmaids. I dont know why but they are very annoying to deal with- great friends, but NOT helpful with wedding stuff.. WOMEN!
Post # 8
I hate that. When I can see someone is on g-chat and they haven’t responded to my e-mail it makes me paranoid 🙂
Realistically, they are prob just busy or have stepped away from the computer even though it says they are online.