Post # 1
We’re still waiting for a few RSVPs from people, mostly friends. I’m letting fiance worry about his friends. As far as mine…I sent them all an email and facebook message this week.
I don’t know how many contact attempts I should make…some people I’m pretty sure I know eitherway, though there are a few I really don’t know either way. I honestly wouldn’t worry too much if I didn’t care whether or not they came, but most of them I do care and want them to be there.
So, how many attempts should I try? And is texting too lame?
Post # 3
Keep trying until you get ahold of them. If you can’t get any response within one week, count them as a no.
Post # 4
No rsvps are so annoying. My due date was yesterday and I still have a couple cards to come on. My mom called one on my side this morning and I’ll let Fiance chase down his deadbeats. I don’t get how some assume no RSVP means no!
My dad is over it that his brother didn’t rsvp on time and said forget about it, just count them as a no but I can’t do that.
I think texting is fine cause they are friends. I’d give it a week past the date if you can then count as no and if they try to go at the last minute tell them no.
Post # 5
I would give them all a call and leave a message if they don’t answer that you will have to assume they are a “no” if you dont hear from them within 48 hours because you need to give your final numbers.
I know they are friends and technology is so easy, but it so easy to be ignored. A call is much harder and more appropriate in a situation like this
Post # 6
OMG i was just about to ask the same question! I’m following up FB with those that I can. I will be calling those on my side as well. But I’m wondering how many attempts should I make? One call and or an email, or just keep calling? I didnt want to chase people down anyway but seems i have to.
How many attempts before checking them as a no.
Post # 7
I would call, once. You did already attempt a facebook/e-mail, but it’s not a reliable or formal means of communication. I know we live in such a technological age, but I’ve missed many a message or announcement because people assume I “read it on facebook”. They definitely should have responded to your RSVP, but a phone call would be my last attempt.
Post # 8
I think you need to call, not email or facebook. If they dont’ answer you can leave them a voicemail saying if you don’t hear from them by X date that you won’t be able to accomodate them at the reception.
Post # 9
Texting is not a bad idea. Most people check their phones daily.
I would be wary of using FB or email….sometimes I am on FB daily but occasionally I just ignore it for a week or two. Callling would be best.
Post # 10
I definitely think you need to call. You can’t rely on FB/email.
Post # 11
If they don’t respond by a day or two after the due date, I would first email them if they are email people.
If you don’t hear back from them in a day or so then call them. Leave a message that you need final counts by ____________, and if you don’t hear back from them in a day or so then you will not include them in the dinner.
Post # 12
Call them don’t facebook or email if you need a response.
Post # 13
I plan on emailing first, and then if I don’t hear a response in a couple days I will call and make sure to say that if I don’t hear from them I will assume they aren’t coming and there will not be a chair for them or something like that. No more times than that.
Post # 14
I think a call is much more personal and a better way to really let people know that you mean business.
If it is important for them to be there give them a call.