No Response to RSVP Followups

posted 4 months ago in Guests
Post # 2
4387 posts
Honey bee

Well, when you contacted them and either spoke to them or left a message did you give them a deadline? When is the absolute last day you have to have your final numbers in?

If you didn’t give them a deadline and just let them say I’ll get back to you tomorrow, then I would try one more time and make it clear that you must have an answer by noon on whatever day as you have to get your final numbers in and if you don’t hear from them you’ll assume they’re not  able to make it and will mark them as a no.

Post # 3
772 posts
Busy bee

We had a few like this. Eventually we had to say we need a yes or no by x date or we’ll count you as a no if we don’t hear anything 

Post # 4
47175 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would leave them a message saying ” We have to give the caterer our final numbers and having not heard from you, and will have to consider you a no and will miss them at the wedding.”

Post # 5
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Ugh, I hate people that do this – so rude!

It happened to me too though. If you haven’t already, make sure you call or ask in person. It’s a lot harder to blow someone off in real time than over email/text/message.

Post # 6
2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

You only have 3 ? Take it as a no and keep planning  

fargonon :  

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee

“I’m sorry to bother you again. We have to submit our final head count tomorrow so if we don’t hear from you today, we’ll have to interpret that as a no. Thanks for your understanding.”

Post # 8
1708 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I just said “Unfortunately, we have to give final numbers so if I don’t hear from you by tomorrow, we will consider you a no.” 

Grown adults should be able to rsvp without a million reminders. 

Post # 9
1480 posts
Bumble bee

As PP said above. Don’t leave an option for a yes if they don’t respond. I had one woman who kept “forgetting” to RSVP for my shower and then my wedding. Apparently she is notorious for this. She and ger family showed up to both my shower and wedding without RSVPing. I returned the favor when her daughter (same age as me) got married and they had to chase me and others down for final count. Petty…yes I know. But it felt good.

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