(Closed) How long did it take your guests to RSVP?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I just sent mine out on Saturday, but I have heard from my friends and cousins 4 of whom got married in the last 6 months that you receive a lot of no’s at first people that are sure they can’t make it, but that the few days before and even a little after you get an influx from people that might need to travel or take time off from work and were waiting to know before responding.  Good luck, I’m afraid I"ll have to call most of my family  after the date has come and gone.

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

forever.. i didn’t get about 50% of my rsvps back till 3 weeks before the wedding. 


Post # 5
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

we got them in waves – first wave were the quick responders (about 15%), next were the "by the deadline"er (about 50%), and then there were the "make the couple chase you down"ers (sigh), the remaining 35%…

It just depends on how responsbile your friends/family are (and how many weddings they’ve done/been to lately).

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got a few in the beginning, but the majority right around the RSVP date.  I don’t get what makes people take so long.  I’ve got 2 weddings to go to this year and you bet I’m gonna be ont the the first ones to RSVP.

Post # 7
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

My RSVP date has come and gone and I NEVER recieved about 20 out of 50. Yea. I’m still a lil’ annoyed about it. I emailed a few people and they still haven’t told me yes or no. Obviously I’m guessing it’s a no, but a lil’ courtesy would have been nice. 

Oh, and apparently when friends say, "hey don’t think I’m going to make it", that’s actually their RSVP.  

Post # 8
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I also sent mine out about 2 weeks ago…and we’ve only gotten about 20 out of 110 back so far…talk about frustrating!

I don’t know if it’s the blizzard-y weather recently that’s holding the mail up, or what the deal is. But I’m getting antsy, too!!

I’m anxious to see how long it takes you to get your RSVPs, Miss Spring Roll. Looks like we’re on the same schedule!

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