Post # 1
I have a question for all the brides out there who already had their weddings! Tell me if this is normal. We sent out around 200 invites…and we got 23 back so far. Within those 23 RSVP’s were 46 “accepts” meaning 46 adults are coming.
Is 46 people accepting typical for around 23 returned RSVP’s? I always thought you were supposed to expect around 80% to respond yes, and this would be more than that. But, maybe it’s just because these are mostly from close friends/family who KNOW they’re coming. We have gotten a few Regrets but not too many. I’m assuming the people who are on the fence are waiting till closer to the cut off date.
I was just curious if any other brides felt like “wow we’re going to have a huge turn out” right in the beginning. I should also mention that we’ve only been getting the RSVP cards back in the mail for about a week. Actually, one week today. So really, the ones we are getting are like parents, siblings, neighbors, etc. People who wouldn’t miss it. Please share your experience! 🙂
Post # 3
@MrsD41503: That’s exactly what happened with us! I was so worried the first few weeks of rsvp’s rolling in. I mean, we had enough space but I didn’t really think I’d have to pay for every single person we invited! Eventually it leveled out. There are no guarantees yours will change, but I imagine that you will see the stats change over the next few weeks. It’s a good problem to have – all these people love you and want to share on your special day!
Post # 4
Okay, this is exactly my situation! lol! We have more than enough space, and I’m totally flattered that so many people want to share our special day with us and have no problems paying for whatever the guest list costs (obvi, because I’m the one who invited them! lol) but I didn’t think it would get super high either. I’m so glad to hear this happened before! 🙂 🙂 THANK YOU! I feel a little better now! I think ours will level out too, because we’re getting married in the city we live in, not our hometown and it’s about a 300 mile distance – not everyone is going to want to travel.
Post # 5
Yes, the first people to respond are usually the ones who are sure they’re coming, people who can’t or aren’t sure take a little longer in my experience.
Post # 6
I guess it depends on how many people were invited in those 23 invites. If every invite included 4 people (average) then you’ve only got a 50% acceptance. But if it was 2 people per invite then you’ve got 100% (which is very impressive).
I think those who definitely can’t and definitely can come respond first. Followed by those who are a little more disorganised (like me). Unless it’s past the RSVP dealine I wouldn’t count your chickens just yet 🙂