(Closed) No RSVP response-do I have to call?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not 100% sure on this one, but I think you do need to call.  I’m dreading having to do this as well, but I’d rather suffer a slightly uncomfortable phone conversation than suffer even more akwardness if I don’t have enough seating at the reception, etc.  Maybe you could ask your mom to make the calls?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Give them 7 more days. If still nothing, call them.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve had the same question!

We had online RSVP to be a little "greener" and most people either RESVP’ed right away or waited till the last day. I really don’t want to have to feel like I’m hunting down folks that didnt RSVP, especially since their lack of reply LIKELY means they arent coming but didnt get around to/felt bad about declining.

I asked our moms to help in contacting family members who hadnt RSVP’d, and that was pretty straight forward. They just called and cleared it up. As for old friend, college buddies, etc. Neither me or Fiance feel like hunting them down…we sent a few emails but that’s about it. I’m going to assume they arent going to make it….

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yep, give them a call, especially since they are family. You can wait a little like Mr. Chapel said. You can also pass this on to your mom or dad (depending on whose family it is) and tell them you are too busy to make the calls (which, you just may be!)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

call them now! They are the rude ones not you. just say you have not recieved their rsvp and you were concerned it might be lost!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Can you shoot them an email?    I hate making phone calls, but an email we sent out last week encouraged a whole slew of RSVP’s.  If not, I totally second having your mom (or Fi’s mom, whichever is applicable) call.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Ask your Maid/Matron of Honor or parents to do it… they should just say "We have not recieved an RSVP from you yet. So and So would love for you to attend, but understand if you cannot. However, since a meal is going to be served, and an exact head count is needed for the caterer, a definite answer is requested" or something polite like that.

HOnestly, most people dont understand RSVPing… they think they dont need to, that you should just know they will be there.. or some people think they can wait til the last day to decide.. a little reminder isnt rude at all!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t want to make these calls either but, since I found out that a person has not received their invitation I’m afraid if I don’t call then they will think they were never invited. UGGH one last think to worry about, right?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Has your RSVP date passed?  Then yes!  Call!  You need a number for your headcount!  If no, then wait until about 2 days after (give the post office some time to catch up).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i set my rsvp date almost 2 months before the wedding because I know people will be lagging and I plan on waiting 2 weeks pass the RSVP date to call anyone who hasn’t responded. luckily for us, we know the majority of people who will be coming but I hope when the time comes, its not a pain…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I’m calling/emailing folks who have’t RSVPed to our wedding and our reply-by date was the 18th.  It’s kind of annoying but I figured I’d rather be safe (and get actual responses) than sorry (when more people show up than we planned).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I think you do need to call or try to divide it so you/FI/ parents/ each make some calls. 

Ugg, and if you think the non RSVPers are annoying, wait until you deal with those who RSVP "yes" and don’t show…..

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Definitely follow up with a phone call, whether you call yourself, or have your mom or Future Mother-In-Law call. We had a BUNCH of non-responders, so I asked my parents to call all of our family & friends, and his parents to call theirs. 

We followed up with our own friends. And my Fiance had one friend who he didn’t call and just assumed was a "no." His friend called last night to tell us he’s thinking about coming… so it goes to show that just because you think they are a "yes" or a "no," they might not be….

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’ll be at this point on Saturday…RSVPs are due Friday.  I’m going to give each of our parents a list of people to call and we’ll have our own list.  I definitely think you should call though.

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