(Closed) My Invites are late.. How will guest rsvp?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The only thing I can think of is for you to put a little insert into your invites (maybe business card sized) and allow for email or phone rsvp (or maybe a website rsvp?). Just because it’s super hard if not impossible to expect your guests to respond via post by that date. Good luck!

Post # 4
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t really understand what you are trying to say. Have your invites been ordered but not arrived yet or you have some of them and are waiting on more? I don’t quite understand why you think your invites will look horrible or what the problem is with listing an alternative RSVP method?


Post # 5
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Can you do include an email or a phone number?  Or do a wedding website RSVP option? 

Did you send STDs?  If so, it matters less how late the invites are.  Alternatively, can you push the RSVP date back at all?

Post # 6
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Make a goal to send them out no later than the end of the week.  You’d only be a week late if you go by the traditional 6-8 week timeframe, so it’s not quite a crisis yet. 🙂

As for the short timetable on RSVPing, I would do one of three things: (1) reprint the RSVP card with a later date (I’m guessing you’re printing them yourself since you said that some but not all are done), (2) include an insert card with a later date (you can buy printable business cards at an office supply store and print them yourself), or (3) follow up with guests by telephone to explain the situation.  And that would be my order of preference.


ETA: Definitely give them a quicker way to reply than mail – website, email, telephone, whatever.  We’ve received about 1/3 of our RSVPs through our website, which is a lot higher than we thought it would be.

Post # 8
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Don’t worry, I’m sure you will be fine!  Most people probably already know your wedding date (people who are close to your family/friends, etc) and if it’s too late to change the RSVP date to allow for a few more days, I’m sure everyones reaction will be “oh I have to send this out right away” and that will be fine.  Different, but fine. 

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