(Closed) RSVP Slackers… Do you account for them or no?

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What would you do?

    Mark them as no's and don't add any extra chairs/tables

    Add an extra "RSVP slacker" table just incase

  • Post # 3
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Jerseygirl23: I still have un-RSVP’d people and we had only 2 weeks ahead to add or take away linens, so I just planned as if these people were coming. Sucks though…ugh!

    Post # 5
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Luckily we were able to track everyone down in time… but I wouldn’t give them a table if they didn’t RSVP. Worst case there’s always someone who doesn’t show, so they could sit there.

    Post # 6
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    After calling and calling and calling the last few who I still haven’t heard from… my mom’s advice is to charge them a $50 cover at the door and seat them at the bar!!!

    Post # 8
    433 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it depends on the people- are the scatterbrain type who just can’t RSVP but you know they’ll show up, or are they the avoid you like the plague because they don’t want to tell you no type?

    I’d try to contact them one more time telling them you need to give a final count to the rental and catering company, and if they don’t respond you’ll take it as they aren’t coming and won’t reserve a spot.

    Maybe get a couple extra settings but i wouldn’t arrange for a whole table for tehse people- it’d look pretty sad to have an entire empty table or one with just one couple at it

    Post # 9
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    How many people are we talking about? 2-10? or 20-50?

    If it’s under 10, just treat them as if they were coming, it might be nice having a little bit of extra room? If it’s a lot of people, I would probably call them, and just say “hi, I haven’t recieved your RSVP card, and you haven’t called, please call me by _____ to let me know if you’re coming. I hope you understand that I have a deadline to turn in the headcount, and so if you do plan on coming it is very important you let me know.  Thanks….”

    Post # 10
    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We had a ton of people who didn’t call back after the “rsvp check-in” call.  We assumed they wouldn’t come, and they didn’t.  Most were out of towners.

    Post # 12
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would call or e-mail them one final time and leave a message that you’re sorry they won’t be able to join you for the wedding.  Hopefully, that will get the message across that you aren’t expecting them and aren’t planning to see them!

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