Post # 1
so I sent my invites out with plenty of time to get to people before the mad rush of Christmas cards, and set the RSVP date at Jan 4th. fastly approaching. but I have only gotten about half of them back and we are days away from the set date. (I think out of 87 invites I sent out i got 46 back) I really want to start on a seating chart, and get a final table count for the florist….
is anyone else having this problem cause of the holidays???
what do I do, call everyone?? do I want til like a few days after the return by date? what is proper?
Post # 3
Our RSVPs are due today actually. We are still missing about 1/4 of them. I don’t know what is proper, but I plan on starting to call this weekend.
Post # 4
@AshleyB: Ooh date twins!
Ours are due back on the 5th, out of the 92 people invited we have 64 yeses, 1 no and 27 we havent heard from!…
I thinkil just msg a couple of the people that i havent heard from after a few days incase they have forgotten.
Post # 5
I got 45 RSVPS back and I sent out 87 invites and there due back on the 4th… the majority is Fiance dads side… His sister and parents haven’t even sent it back yet…. and a few in the wedding party…I am so stressed… I invited 194 got 75 yes and 8 no so far still missing a big chunk…
Post # 6
I am at 86 confrimed out of 195 invited. and the RSVP deadline was today… gonna start making phone calls and sending e-mails… I figured I would have a decent amount of no’s because I have a lot of out of state/town family… but to just not hear from some people boggles my minnd…
Post # 7
We have a 1/15 deadline, but the invites went out a month ago… still missing 61 out of 200 RSVPs… but we’re also getting a 55/45 percentage split on yeses and nos (it’s an out of state wedding for most of the invited guests). I’m getting kind of frustrated because now we’re only getting about 1 card back per day and I really doubt that there will be a flood of responses next week.
I’d also love to know what you guys are doing about people who email you but don’t send the card back… I feel weird marking someone as attending if all I get is an email…
Post # 8
I think a lot of people recommend giving a grace period of 2-3 days past the RSVP-by date, because a lot of people drop the cards in the mail on that date. If you had a lot of OOT/rural guests, you might want to add on a couple extra days for them, too (like, 5 days past the RSVP-by date). After that you can call & hastle as much as you want! : D
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery
I had my mother start calling people right after they were due. We had an envelope returned that was missing its contents. It took the awkwardness out of the calls because people could say it was theirs. Lucky coincidence!
Post # 10
my deadline is tomorrow and i’m still waiting for 20 out of 107 invites… including 4 members of the bridal party! =P
i actually had a lot of people RSVP by email or gchat. lame, i know but a reply is a reply, right?
i’ll probably start hounding people next week.