Post # 1
Semi-rant! Just thought I’d warn y’all.
Since when is it okay to not respond to someone’s email? I’m not talking about some junky joke or other nonsense. I’m talking about a bonafide, information requesting, important news type email! I’ve sent three such emails this week:
- Sister(Matron of Honor) & Niece(JBM)
- My Step mom & Little Sister (JBM)
- My Photographer
Now I understand that some people are busy and can’t write back right away. Or maybe they have to think about something, but not for this long. I’m not a Bridezilla or Veruca Salt-ish, but dang it I want answers people! I’m a very non confrontational person but I’m about to really lay in to at least 2 of the 3. By The Way – this is not the first time this has happened with the fam. I’m going to call them tonight and non-chalantly bring up the emails, but I’m fed up with them already. Am I over-reacting? Does anyone else feel like certain people in their family became completely unhelpful and non-responsive when you got engaged?
Post # 3
I feel ya. Future Father-In-Law is the same way…He wants his nose and say in everything (even though we haven’t seen a dime–story for another day) but can’t be bothered to reply to an email, even to just say he is working on whatever I asked him. I had to pull out a bridezilla moment once over the guest list and told him if I didn’t have it by the next day (3 months after I asked) no one was going to be invited. I’m now waiting on addresses for the Save-The-Date Cards and I emailed him about that in September.
Post # 4
Yeah, I know how that goes.
FH recently had to update his life insurance policy. Not wedding related, but still pretty darn important stuff. His policy requires a second beneficiary in case something were to happen to me at the same time as FH. So he emailed his brother and SIL last week to ask for their SS#s to put on the form, making them the secondaries. I know for a fact they’ve been online, because I’ve seen them both on Facebook multiple times a day. They never bothered responding, and the deadline is up. So until the next open window comes around for changing the policy without a penalty, the government would just get any benefits if something happened to us at the same time. So much for family, huh?
Post # 5
@MsGreenTrees: I’ m on the same page with u me and my fiancée have that same problem we email our bridesmaid and groomsmen and they never respond and it is frustrating. we email them on wedding meetings trying on their clothes never an answer.
Post # 6
I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thanks for the responses ladies! I finally heard back form all of them, but have only seen action from my photographer. I went with one of my bridesmaids to order her dress and it looks like my family members are the only ones who haven’t ordered! The attendant said that it happens like that every time. I thought it was just MY family that were procrastinators!
Post # 7
@MsGreenTrees: nope it’s my family too like fighting war. lol
Post # 9
Yup. Getting addresses is torture because nobody answers the emails I send out for them, and I have to start calling. It’s soooo much easier to just send out one email to a bunch of people rather than individually calling them all…. sigh….
Post # 10
Getting addresses succck. I asked like, 6 weeks ago & haven’t gotten any for my fam. and don’t even get me started on how my mom treated the request….:roll eyes: I had to bypass her & ask my aunt.
For vendors/professionals, I would expect an reply within 48 hours, or 72 hours if they explain in the email why they’re returning the email so late.
Friends/family i would give about a week to a week and a half to reply. After which I would email again, then call/text, and then I would just become all “Mrs. Crazy Bride” on their as*es.