(Closed) RSVP deadline is tomorrow… only 5 came in?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Delegate some calls to your family members or bridal party to help you out!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 # 9
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Busy bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I would definitely start calling 2 days after the deadline – you need numbers!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Split up families between your family and wedding party. It’ll go quicker this way.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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!  Yell

I’m planning on calling/emailing/texting/Facebooking tomorrow night.  I need a preliminary head count by Friday! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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!

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