Post # 1
Like many of you, our RSVP date has come and gone and I’m missing a good amount of RSVPs. I’m thinking about sending out a mass e-mail to those who have not RSVPed.
First of all is this an acceptable thing to do?
Second of all if anyone has done this do you have a sample of what you wrote people?
Post # 3
I would only do that if you blind copy everyone. It would be very rude to let anyone else know who didn’t respond.
Post # 4
How many RSVP’s are you talking about?
If it’s less than 20 – I’d just send personal emails – it’s easier to keep track of, IMO.
If it’s more than 20 – then, sure – group email – something like:
Greetings! Groom and I wanted to make sure you received the invite to our wedding. The RSVP deadline has passed and we wanted to find out if you will be attending or not. Would you let us know? Thanks!
And, YES – ditto what julies1949 said – make sure you bcc if you group email!
Post # 5
I would do whatever I could to make phone calls instead of emails. Then you have the person on the phone, and they have to give you an answer. They can ignore an email.
If it’s a lot of people, recruit parents, wedding party, etc. to help out.
Post # 6
If you do a mass email, get ready to still have to try and find another way to contact because you’ll still have a lot of people not responding to that. I’d try to call anyone I could and at least leave a voice mail. If they chose not to return it, you can try one more time to email/call/text and after that, count then as a no.
Post # 7
Mass email will not solve your problem you need to contact each person individually.
Post # 8
I would call people. Or better yet, delegate the calling to other people (BMs or moms, depending on which side of the family needs to be chased down)
Post # 9
All the people we haven’t heard from are on FI’s side, and the majority are from Brazil. We had his parents contact them all since they were family. If it was a friend of ours we contacted them individually through email or text. If we still don’t hear, then it will be a personal call.
Post # 10
If they didn’t respond to the actual invitation, they probably won’t respond to a mass e-mail. You may get a few responses, but everyone else will just ignore it for whatever reason they ignored your invitation. I would give everyone a call, that way they HAVE to respond to you while you’re on the phone. If they were waiting to figure things out, tell them you understand, but today is the last day you can hold their spot because you have to move forward with the guest count in terms of chairs, food, etc etc!