Post # 1
During the planning process, everyone I talked to assured me that 15-20% of the people you invite decline, so you have room to invite a few extra. I wasn’t totally sold, so I invited just a few extra people (13 to be exact).
Now that the invites are out and people are responding, NO ONE has said NO!!! What do we do if everyone wants to come!? Invites have been out for three weeks, is it typical to only get “yes” responses at first?
Post # 3
We got large majority of our “no’s” towards the deadline (or they didn’t send the RSVP back at all!). The people who respond first are the people who know they are coming and are really excited about it. Don’t worry.. the “no’s” will come.
Post # 4
@Annabelle We didn’t have any no’s! (Except my aunt in Florida but we knew she wouldn’t be able to come anyway, but still of course sent her the invite). Now, granted, we had a small wedding. (63 people) But still-not one said no!
I think maybe it’s because we had a smaller wedding and only invited those who are very close to us-although we invited co-workers and neighbors too. I don’t know…good luck! 🙂
Post # 5
I think alot of the no’s either come right away or toward the end closer to your RSVP date. I wouldnt worry, Im sure you will get some no’s. Its great that everyone you invited so far is able to make it! Do you have the space at your venue if by some chance everyone said yes?
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
From what I’ve heard, most of the “no” RSVPs tend to come towards the end, so I wouldn’t worry too much yet!
Post # 7
We had about 45% nos. Most came at the end or didn’t respond at all. We had to do some serious “tracking down” a few days before numbers were due.. .people just refused to respond to our emails and phone calls… rude much?
Post # 8
What Ella said.
Our wedding’s in three weeks and the deadline to RSVP was one week ago. We found out most of the no’s in the past week, usually because they didn’t return a response card and we had to call them.
Post # 9
Just wait it out I am sure some people will say no. But if not enjoy knowing that everyone wanted to be with you on your wedding daY!!
Post # 10
All our no’s came right at the end or not at all. Everyone we hadn’t heard from that we had to call was a no.
Post # 11
We’re in a similar position–We’re hoping for at LEAST 10% no’s (20% would be over the moon) so we don’t have to rent an additional tent. We got our first no the other day and it was like Christmas (Sorry FI’s great uncle…). And 95% are OOT!
Crossing fingers for those late No’s!