People with online RSVP only experience

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
282 posts
Helper bee

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
3350 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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nwilbur1 :  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
1011 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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.

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