Post # 1
So how did you get your final guest count? We had about 35 percent of people not RSVP and my parents/inlaws are dragging their heels. My final count is due today… and I’ve over-estimated which means we have to pay for a whole bunch of extra rental equipment.
How did you ladies go about getting your final count?
Post # 3
As fun as this sounds, you must call each and every person who didn’t RSVP. No other way around it. I don’t actually mean you personally. You want someone else to do it, or you will be on the phone for hours with your family. They’ll ask you all sorts of questions that you don’t have time for. I would suggest appointing someone like the maid of honor to do these calls, someone who is slightly distanced in relation to the guests.
Post # 4
we’ve actually been doing this the past week…we basically split the list…i’m calling my family and close friends and he and his mom are doing his…
if you do the calls remember to be firm..people may try to make you feel bad but you gotta do what you gotta do to be fair and to keep things affordable and the way you want them…
for anyone who we can’t reach we’ve left messages giving them a deadline to call them…if they don’t call we’re not counting them…we have to give our number to our venue 2 weeks prior and we can go up but not down from that number…we’ve decided we’ll low ball b/c if the number goes up no more than 10 the cost is the same per person so there’s no real penalty…
hope that helps!
Post # 5
We called and emailed every single person on the list that had not rsvp’d. If they didn’t call back within the week we marked them as a no. Basically, the same as the other posters.