Post # 1
Yeah, our RSVP deadline for our wedding in less than four weeks is TOMORROW. And so far we’ve received 5 cards back.
should I be worried? I really don’t want to have to call fifty families! I don’t have the time for that.
I will wait til the end of the week to start calling, for the late ones that may be coming, but still I’m a little nervous.
Post # 3
I would pick up the phone and start calling. sadly enough, some people are not as senstive to our deadlines as we would like them to be. put aside some time and a glass of wine and make a nice friendly (cough) courtesy call. Or have a family member do it for you. I am having my Wedding Party so mine since I know my family is the worst at returning these things.
Wish you the best
Post # 4
Delegate some calls to your family members or bridal party to help you out!
Post # 5
haha we sent out 47 invitations, so I would have to call 42 families! oh my gosh! I pray they come in abundance today and tomorrow!
Post # 6
How long ago did you send the invites? My wedding is the day after yours and we had 50 or so people (like 20 families) to track down, too. I waited until last Monday and I started calling/facebooking/emailing, and now we only have 17 unheard from.
Post # 7
Have your parents & your FI’s parents contact their own family members to check in and see if they are coming.
We did this and we only ended up calling our own friends since our parents helped with the call load 🙂
Post # 8
we had problems with our invites, so they’ve only been out for a little over a week, nearly two weeks.
Post # 9
When our RSVP date rolled around, we still had 120 out. I say give it a few more days and then call. Some will send the RSVP on the due date and it takes a few days.
Post # 10
Wait until two days after deadline just in case some people mail it on the deadline date. Then designate your parents to call your family members, FI’s parents to call his family members, and you/FI to call your friends.
I hope you get better response than the 2010 US census. Apparently 72% of households returned their census, and the rest will get house calls. 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I would definitely start calling 2 days after the deadline – you need numbers!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Ugh. This just kills me. I’m no Emily Post, but when people just ignore RSVP’s, it pisses me off SO MUCH.
Post # 13
Split up families between your family and wedding party. It’ll go quicker this way.
Post # 14
Wow! That is crazy. I have the same deadline as you for our RSVPs and we sent out about 85 invitations. We’re still missing 13 of them. Grrrrr!
I’m planning on calling/emailing/texting/Facebooking tomorrow night. I need a preliminary head count by Friday!
Post # 15
I would delegate out the phone calls to help you out! For example, if people on your mom’s side haven’t responded, ask your mom to give those people a ring. If it’s your friends, then you call, etc. Good luck!
Post # 16
I had to call most people, FI’s mother helped me call her side and I called my side, its frustrating but we gotta do it!