Post # 1
For those of you who had some people not return their RSVP… did they end up accepting or declining when you called them up to find out?
I’m two weeks away from RSVP deadline and only have about 20% responses so far. Probably a lot will come in just before deadline, but just curious if I should tentatively plan for the no-responses to be yes’s or no’s. Thanks!
Post # 3
From my experience, the guessing game does not work – at all. We invited 140 and 85 are coming – and they were mostly local people we invited. People we thought would come for sure (the “we wouldn’t miss it for the world” people) aren’t coming and visa versa. Unfortunately there isn’t a good way to plan other than to realize you will have to follow up with people (good luck – we are still waiting for a few people and our wedding is in 10 days!)
Post # 4
some said yes, some said no.
Post # 5
We had most of our late replies be “no’s”. We had to call or email about 20 guests- some RSVP cards got lost in the mail, some people actually never got their invite… Stuff happens. I advise you to wait about a week after your deadline and then get on the phone/computer to track down the stragglers.
Post # 6
I don’t want to wait a whole week after our deadline because the hotel block will be released only 5 days after the RSVP deadline! So I need to make sure these people get their hotel rooms booked on time if their answer is yes!
Grrr. I can’t believe I sent those invitations three weeks ago and only have 20% of my RSVP’s to show for it.