- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I was so excited sending out my wedding invites. I was imagining all my family that I haven’t seen in forever, all my friends, all my co-workers. Well I guess that was naive of me.
I had to guarantee 275 for my hall. I invited 400 people, and even cut down a few people to get it to 400 because I didn’t want to over do it.
The RSVP date was last Friday, and we were still waiting….WAITING!… on over 100 RSVPs. I don’t understand why people just can’t send the RSVP back in due time. We had sent everyone magnet save the dates a year ago, they knew the invite was inevitable.
Well, more than half of the responses I got back were “No”. Now I don’t mind the people who gave me excuses, but I get irked when I see just a checked decline with no reason, obviously we’re not owed a reason, but not seeing a reason annoys me and makes things worse in my head.
We only have 180 people guaranteed now, 95 people short of our guarantee. Yes 180 is a lot to people having small weddings, and yes, I know i shouldn’t be selfish, but with a room that can hold 500+ people, and a guarantee of 275, i’m going to look like a basketball team all alone in a giant arena. I know I have 100 pending RSVPs, but we know majority of them are a “no”. I was so looking forward to this wedding, I still am, but the fact of all these No’s just makes me think what the hell am I doing wrong that no one wants to come?
Now I have to swallow my pride and go to the people I had to cut and try to send them a new invitation with a newly created RSVP card.
**Updated – When I meant bummed by people who just checked “No” with no reason, I should have been specific, I have cousins who declined who I do see on occassion, and some friends who I see often who declined without reason.