Post # 1
I am not including the address for our wedding on the printed invitation, just the location name.
There will be an enclosure with a “reply card” (of sorts) listing our web site and a note saying for the location information, directions and to RSVP, use our web site (worded more elegantly than that.)
So if our guests want any of the extra information, they have to go to our web site. We discussed and no one on our guest list will have trouble using a web site. And if they go to the web site, they are already at the right spot to RSVP. So hopefully they will do so.
I’m terrified of being in the position of two weeks before my wedding and only half the guest list has responded.
Post # 3
You can’t force them to do anything, but what you can do is give them a reasonable time to respond, then for up to one week after you make an attempt to hunt them down, then after that you assume they are not coming and remove them from your headcounts.
Post # 4
You will likely be in the same position as many brides having to nail down those final RSVP’s. Even with the ability to rsvp online, many bees have posted they still had to make follow up phone calls or send emails.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Gently force? No such thing. You need to beat them over the head with their invitations for a while. People can be SO SLACK with RSVPs. Just harass. Then get a family member to harass.