(Closed) FI is bummed about RSVPs

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
Member
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@DeathByDesign:  Honestly that percentage is good even for a local wedding… IMO. Let him know that 83 people DO want to come, and the rest still may want to but cannot afford to or have a prior commitment. Just becuase someone RSVPs no does not mean they dont like you two or wish you any less happyness. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
Member
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree, that is a pretty decent acceptance rate.  Mine was about the same and it was local.  I think it says a lot that so many people will travel such a distance for your wedding!

Post # 5
Member
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That still sounds like that’s a lot of people to have at the wedding for it being 5.5 hours away.  You guys are going to have a blast, regardless of who shows up. 

Post # 6
Member
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with PP’s. Help him see the glass is half full instead of half empty. You will be surrounded by people who love you on your wedding day, and that’s all that matters. 

Post # 7
Member
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I opened this I wasn’t expecting such a high percentage! That’s a pretty good number of “yes’s” even for a local wedding, even better when many guests are traveling! I agree with PPs, try to help him look at the positive side of it.

Post # 8
Member
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Maybe you should tell him how much money you’re saving since those people aren’t coming, maybe it’s just cuz my Darling Husband is cheap but that always cheered him up!

Post # 9
Member
4824 posts
Honey bee

I would think that there is probably a specific few he is dissapointed in and not voicing.  Or his expectations were to high. See if you can find out if its a particular set or people or try to tell him that its normal for not everyone to accept.

Post # 10
Member
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That percentage is actually pretty high.  They say around 80% are expected if it’s local, and closer to 60 or 70% if it’s a travel wedding.  I am banking (literally) on a lower percentage than that RSVPing yes to ours – fingers crossed!!

Post # 11
Member
109 posts
Blushing bee

Isn’t it also a three-day weekend?  That, combined with a 5.5 hour drive to get to your venue and a possible overnight stay would prohibit some people from attending right off the bat.  I think you have plenty to be happy about with the number of guests joining you.  Have a wonderful wedding!

Post # 12
Member
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Think of how much money we’re going to save! (Ok, not the best tactic, but if you’re paying for the wedding yourselves, let’s say 50 dollars a plate times 30 guests.. it adds up! yay, extra long honeymoon!)

Post # 14
Member
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That’s an awesome response! Not sure who is paying for your wedding but you know what helped my Fiance and I? We are paying for our whole wedding so the more “no’s” we get the happier we get because the cost goes down! HaHa horrible right?

The topic ‘FI is bummed about RSVPs’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors