Post # 1
I don’t have a whole lot left to do, but I sort of feel like I’m doing this alone. My SO will give me his input when I ask for it, but he ultimately leaves the planning for me to deal with. I think I’m starting to get more annoyed with this simply because there is very little time left. ONE MONTH! OMG!!
I am really starting to become concerned about the lack of RSVPs received (only 58 of 167 have responded). I think this is my fault though. For some dumb reason, I asked them to RSVP by 8/15, which is only 2 weeks away from the wedding date. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!! I guess I’ll just have to start calling people after I get the mail on the 15th….blah!
Are you starting to freak out too? I literally cried myself to sleep last night. I need to pull myself together!!
Post # 3
Awww, I’m sorry you’re so stressed! I hope the cry last night helped. For me, sometimes just giving into the emotion and letting it out really helps get past it.
I’m sure everything will work out in the end. There’s nothing you can do about the RSVPs until after the 15th so try not to stress about it. Just get yourself organized and track down phone numbers so when the 15th gets here, you can hit the ground running.
Good luck to you! And congrats!!
Post # 4
I hear ya!! Went to the dentist yesterday and he told me I started grinding my teeth due to all the stress! I can’t believe it’s NEXT MONTH! My Fiance doesn’t understand why I’ve been nagging him to get his friends to send in the RSVP’s, at this point I’m ready to let them sit on the floor and starve…hahaha, j/k!
Post # 5
I hear ya – I’m super stressed too and doing mostly everything myself! It will be over before you know it though!
I’m also freaking out about RSVPS. Our deadline is the 13th and so far I think we have about 80 out of 170… I’m starting to worry that we’re not going to make our minimum, which is 125. If that’s the case, I’ll just tell all my single cousins to bring a date/friend! haha I refuse to pay for empty seats.
Post # 6
I know it’s frustrating not having any help. And putting the reply by date two weeks before the wedding. But don’t get discouraged. I had a ton of replies come in last minute.
Post # 7
I am totally stressing out! It’s not the lack of help or RSVPs (yet) but jsut really tense about everything!! I honestly feel like I need to run into a conference room right now and cry, so I totally understand how you’re feeling!
Post # 8
I’m sorry some of you are stressed too, but it does make me feel like I’m not just overreacting. I guess we just need to remember the big picture and the outcome. Everything will come together in the end.
@Mrs.DBee: Thanks for the advice. I think that is an excellent idea! I will just have to plan for everyone I invited to come. I guess the worst that could happen is I spend a little more on food and have extra.
@sfblondebee: I thought about making a guest list and having a door man and only allowing those that sent back their RSVPs to attend the wedding and reception! j/k
@MapleMoose: Thank you! That’s encouraging.
Post # 9
Just to say that you are not overreacting! Is there a specific task which you can ask your Fiance to help with?
Post # 10
I have no helpful things to say, just: that first paragraph. All that, right there with you. We’ll all get through all this craziness, and it might even turn out fantastic!
Post # 11
I’m so sorry your so stressed. My RSVP is by 8/10, I gave myself more time knowing their will be people to track down.
But either way I was proactive last night I private message on facebook all the people that I haven’t gotten an RSVP from with a friendly reminder that the due date is coming up and I gave them a direct link to our RSVP website, our email addy, or to snail mail if they wish. (I put a stamp on the RSVPs too). I also said if we don’t hear from you by 8/15 we will assume you cannot attend our wedding.
This was probably bitchy, but it did kick some people butts and I got a few online RSVPs. Plus I figured I gave you many options to RSVP and I tried to make it as painless a possible. I’m sorry but it does not take you a month and a half to throw a card in the mailbox that had a stamp on it or to click a couple of buttons online!
I told my Fiance I’m turning into the Soup Nazi if people reply after the due date. No wedding for you!! Lol
Post # 12
I’m getting stressed, too! I’m wondering how many people are going to RSVP, but they have until the 15th of this month. Then I’ll have a few weeks to get ahold of people if I need to. Maybe you can just pick a task out to have him help you with? My Fiance is pretty much the same way, he has really given me the reigns with all of the planning, which sucks at times. But I will stay on him about helping me get something done if I start feeling overwhelmed.
I’ve had quite a few cry sessions lately, too!
Post # 13
We started calling people a few weeks beofre the rsvp date. We had way too many not respond.
Most of them said they forgot to send it. So i recommend getting on the phone! They will understand and aome will thankyou!
Post # 14
I am stressing too…I just went through my invite list and had 76 respond and waiting to hear from 53. We have had only 2 “no’s” and crossing my finger for at least 8 more nos.