(Closed) Is our RSVP return count SLIM?!?

posted 8 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmm, we are date twins and I have all but like 6 rsvp’s back out of 105.  Our due date is next week.  It does seem a little odd that you only have like half of yours back!  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would be making phone calls! That happened to us as well, and we were amazed at how many people were like ohhhh it’s sitting right here on the counter!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree 100% with @MsBlueBerryBee – call EVERYONE who has not responded yet. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My wedding is after yours and I have all but 15 RSVPs.  I would start calling them as soon as you can.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I would be making calls to those who have yet to respond. This way you can give your caterer a pretty accurate head count

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

If your deadline was yesterday, some people may have put it in the mail yesterday. I would wait until the weekend to begin making phone calls. But definitely call people to follow-up.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

LadySunshine–our RSVP return response was not even 20%!! It was ridiculous. We have had to call most people to get a response….etiquette is dead, what can I say! LOL!

We started calling the day before the RSVP date b/c there was no way they were all going to come in the day of. and they didnt.

good luck collecting them. this has been the most annoying and stressful part of planning for me! hope yours goes well 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ugh.. what a headache!! can split them up between your Fiance and even your parents or his (if it’s family members that need reminding) and man the phones!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You’re nicer (or way more optimistic) than I am. Our RSVPs were due 9/20. I split the list among the moms, the groom, and myself, and we started calling/emailing on 9/21. I figured if they hadn’t sent the pre-stamped card by the deadline, it wasn’t going to happen. We’re only missing 4 now, and 3 of those are close friends who’ve been in contact but have extenuating circumstances that make a firm answer impossible right now. Overall, I think we’ll end up with about a standard 80% YES rate. I’m very pleased.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@LadySunshine: Maybe giving guests multiple options was your downfall? Instead of immediately filling out the card and sending it back, many may have just said to themselves “Oh, I can email it! I’ll just do that later!” and then put the card down, walked away, and forgot about both options…

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had about a 30% return! Etiquette has vanished!! And just think how much stamp cash could have gone back into my budget!!!

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