- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Wedding date: July 25
When were invites sent/when will they be sent: Yesterday! May 13
RSVP date: July 4 – Our venue doesn’t require a head count until 2 weeks before
Number invited: 150 possibly more once we start receiving RSVPs
Goal # of guests: 100
# accepted: 0
# declined: 0
# who haven’t responded yet: 150 lol
Biggest fear: Offending family because I come from a huge family and my fiance comes from a big family so we could not invite everyone that we actually wanted to. Also falling down the stairs in front of everyone at the ceremony.
As far as guest list, the Fiance wanted a big wedding and I wanted a small one haha. He also saved up enough money to have a wedding double the budget we are having haha. There is no way I was spending $25,000 for one day! 🙂
update- (sorry- this’ll be my last update for a while. just so excited and want to hear how things are going for everybody.) we invited EVEN MORE ppl and now have invited everybody we ever thought of (including some co-workers and their spouses). doing very early invites and first rsvp deadline with later rounds of invites and rsvp deadlines that are all still mos before the wedding has worked out so well for us.
Wedding date: July 13 (domestic destination)
When were invites sent/when will they be sent: mid-end Feb/first wk of May
RSVP date: April 13/May 30 (we have to give #s and pay in full by june 13)
Number invited: 214
Goal # of guests: 100-120
# accepted: 110
# declined: 83
# who haven’t responded yet: 21
Biggest fear: fingers crossed, but it looks like we’re in the clear on paying for unbooked rooms!! there are only 2-3 unbooked rms for now and we’re still almost 2 mos out. I might have to find a new fear. this is great- my first fear was that we wouldn’t be able to invite ppl or we’d go over capacity & that fear (thanks to the b-list) went out the door too.
Update! I don’t have the exact numbers with me, but we are now less than 1 week from our RSVP deadline and we still have 17 day guests to reply and another 30 or so evening guests. That’s nearly a quarter of our guest list! So not looking forward to having to chase people come Saturday.
The good news is, we have had enough declines that we now have enough space to seat all our guests comfortably without having to squeeze extra seats in at the tables. So I am much more relaxed about the remaining replies now.
We had online RSVP’ing and the most annoying part is that you KNOW these people are facebook updating their status two or three times a day yet they can’t log on a website to say they are coming. Grrr dumb people.
My Fiance asked right away as soon as I sent him the language he could send. Something like- hi [name], I hope everything is going well. We’re making plans for the wedding, so I wanted to touch base. are you and ____ able to attend? if you can’t, you’ll be missed, but we understand it’s a trek. Thanks, shkragoldfish’s Fiance.
we also put my parents out on their own friends and heard back quickly for all of them. As long as you leave emotion out of it, it’s fine. My FI’s side has some family drama, so we expect no rsvps or inaccurate rsvps (no-show yeses or nos who attend unexpected) without warning. I’m keeping a list of the likely ppl on his side to unexpectedly attend and/or no-show. I’ll check with our hotel blocks before we make final payments and give final counts (yay destination wedding), we’ll confirm w a few individually a week or 2 before the wedding, and I plan to underestimate the final #s we give our venue by 6-10 ppl. We refuse to overpay for no-shows. It costs way too much at our venue.
Wedding date: July 11
When were invites sent/when will they be sent: Beginning of April – more than half the guest was out of state so we sent ours early, and also because the venue is requiring a headcount a month in advance.
RSVP date: TODAY
Number invited: 153 total (76 invitations)
Goal # of guests: 110ish (guessing)
# accepted: 82 (as of now)
# declined: 21
# who haven’t responded yet: 22 invites, totaling around 50 guests!
Biggest fear: Coming true… I figured we’d have a few remaining RSVPs to track down, but 22 out of 76?! Luckily there are 5 of us we can split it up between: Me-my friends (4); Mom-Family (7); Mr. S-his buddies (5); FMIL-her family (4); StepFMIL-Mr. S’s dad’s side (2)
I’m going to let, hopefully, a few more trickle in the rest of this week and start contacting people next week. That will give Mr. S’s moms a week or so to track theirs down and time to get me the info before the deadline.
Hi bees! Just a few more weeks until July!! Congrats to everyone! I finally got all the invitations signed/sealed/delivered by the 2nd week of May…….with an RSVP of June 19th, one month before the big day on July 19th.
Wedding Date: July 19th
Invitations Sent: May 13
RSVP deadline: June 19th
Goal: 170 (minimum for the venue’s room we’ve booked)<br />Number sent: 210 guests
Number accepted (So far): 77
Number declined (So far): 8
Biggest Fear: Forgetting anyone OR people not getting their invitation! Moreso ensuring we meet the 170 number!
We also sent out save the dates……..as I find those summer weekends book up so quickly!
I was worried I’d sent out the invites too late….but hoping will hear from the balance in the next few weeks. Anyone see a flurry of activity just before the RSVP date (for those whose rsvp date has already passed?)
Wedding date: July 11
Invitations sent: April 30
RSVP deadline: June 4
Invited: 188 people- 103 invites
No response: 64
Wedding: July 19
Invitation sent: Feb 1
RSVP deadline: Apr-15
Decline : 4
No response: None (one I have to send severtal messages but whatever)
Wedding date: July 5
When were invites sent/when will they be sent: March 28th
RSVP date: June 1 (Caterer needs a count by the 19th of June, Thought I’d give myself time to chase).
Number invited: 146
Goal # of guests: 125
# accepted: 123
# declined: 12
# who haven’t responded yet: 16
Biggest fear: My fears go both ways, I fear that people are responding yes that wont actually come, thus leaving us paying for uneaten food ( I guess better too much than not enough..)
AND too many people coming and us not having enough food! (The math doesnt add up on these numbers because we have so far had 6 EXTRA people invited by our guests – without asking -).
We are having a camp ground wedding as well, and despite having stated it on the invite, on the rsvp and on our wedding website, there have only been 10 ppl RSVP for a camp site. While it’s find if not many wany to camp, i just hope a bunch of people dont show up expecting a site and we run out of room!
Deadline is past, so I’m chasing down the last 16. But all in all, 16 people isnt too bad!
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Wedding date: July 26 (domestic destination)
When were invites sent/when will they be sent: early May
RSVP date: June 15th
Number invited: 148
Goal # of guests: 90-100
# accepted: 70
# declined: 29
# who haven’t responded yet: 49
Biggest fear: invites or RSVPs getting lost in the mail. This didn’t used to be a concern until my friend called asking if we were going to her wedding or not. Apparently she never recieved our RSVP, even though we put it in the mail 2 days after receiving her invite!
Another update! We now have 117 day guests, and 197 evening guests (with 3 evening guests still to respond). So we are right on target 🙂
I’m so relieved that enough people declined that we will have space for everyone, but we were still able to invite everyone we wanted to.
Less than a month to go! 😀
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