(Closed) RSVP arrgghh!

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

It always happens. Every party and event I plan, it happens and every damn time I’m shocked that people are so rude. I’m so sorry that you’re having to deal with it. Have you started your calls to all of these people? That is not going to be fun! It’s so rude! How hard is it to put a little envelope in the mail!?!

Post # 4
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Oh holy moly, that really stinks!  I guess it is time to take out the phone and give them a call…it stinks, but how else will you find out if they are coming?

Post # 6
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2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Unfortunately, it happens majority of the time. Today is my deadline for responses and I still have to chase 30 more guests and this is with me sending a reminder email a week and a half ago.

Start bugging them. Phone calls, emails, Facebook. Have your family and in-laws help too!

Post # 8
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952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My invites are just going out today and I’m expecting a lot of no responses. That’s when our parents will be enlisted, as I’m sure most of the no responses will be our relatives.

Post # 9
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would enlist some family members to help make calls. And if possible, do a google docs spreadsheet that everyone who helps make calls can just go in and add names to. And then it’s on one master list.

For my friends wedding, a lot of people told her they thought they only had to RSVP if they weren’t coming. People forget and don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Ugh…this is my biggest pet peeve! I’m so conscious now of RSVPing! I actually just emailed my husband to give his friend a call to RSVP for a baptism we were invited to b/c I HATE people who don’t RSVP! It’s just so darn rude! It’s the first thing I do when I open an invite so that I don’t forget!

Sorry that I don’t have any real advice for you other than, I feel your pain. We had to contact 30 people for our wedding who didn’t RSVP. I even had one guy email me to say, “oh sorry…I was going to come, but my friend is going to be in town that weekend, so now we’re going golfing.” Great…I don’t even care what the F your’e doing, just tell me that you can or cannot come!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I got so stressed out over the rsvp thing. About half our guests couldn’t be bothered to respond so I had to make all these annoying phone calls and had to listen to everyone’s lame excuses… The worst part was a lot of these people then wouldn’t give us a yes or no answer, omg I was so pissed.

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