Post # 1
I sent my invites out on June 12th, and have only received 5 RSVPs. They are due by July 14th, so they still have 2 1/2 weeks to RSVP, but I am worried people didn’t see my RSVP info, which was on the back of the invite. I did put them in the envelopes so that the RSVP info would be the first thing they saw when they pulled out the invite, but 3 of the RSVPs I received did not see it and only RSVPed because they are my close friends and I asked them if they had noticed the RSVP info since I was worried it was getting overlooked. My wedding is out of town in a busy tourist town, which is why I sent invites out a bit early.
How long did it take for you to see RSVPs coming in?
When should I start worrying about not having RSVPs?
How should I address the issue if people do not RSVP?
Post # 2
If people aren’t noticing the RSVP, I might shoot an email to guests just letting them know you’ve heard that it’s hard to miss, so here’s how to RSVP.
Post # 3
i saw some start right away (but a small percentage) and then a whole bunch came in right before/on RSVP date (i used appt couple, and it auto-sent RSVP reminders close to the date). That said, I’d still say that maybe 25-30% of the guests missed the deadline and i had to follow up with them.
That said, we had an RSVP card with our invites so the info was front and center.
Post # 4
I can easily see people missing that. I second sending out a notice.
We got a few immediately and I’m not expecting the rest until the deadline.
Did you put a buffer between your RSVP date and when the venue needs them? We put a week buffer in case we need to chase people down. It seems people are always needing to be chased down regardless of how convenient you make the RSVP.
Post # 5
We had about a third of our RSVPs back within the first week. However (UK bee) it’s currently at 66% for daytime invites and only 34% for evening invites which had a smaller rsvp card in the envelope and more likely to get overlooked. if you have directly heard from people that they didn’t spot the rsvp info, I’d make sure to bring it up in conversation with people, and be ready to start chasing once your deadline passes.
Post # 6
I did online RSVPs and had 150 people RSVP online. It was honestly in trickles the whole month! Maybe 1 or 2 a day.
Of course there were a few people that didn’t RSVP at all and I reached out to them.