Post # 1
So, I talked to one of mt BMs tonight and she was being sweet and asking how things are coming on the wedding planning. She asked how many RSVP’s we have gotten. I told her about half had RSVP’d and only two “no”s.
I mentioned something about not wanting to have to call people to ask if they will be coming or not and mumbled something about place cards and awkwardness, etc.
The conversation turned a little and she told me that she has never RSVP’d “no” to a wedding. As in if her answer is no, she doesn’t send the card back. At all. Ever.
WTH?? Is this common? Normal? Am I Psycho Bride if I call the invited guests who have not RSVP’d?
Help me, Bees!
Post # 3
I will be calling people if I don’t get a response. We are having a small wedding (~100 guests including bridal party) and I don’t want people just showing up!
Post # 4
No, I think you should absolutely call if people don’t return your RSVP cards. If they don’t RSVP and come anyways…it’ll be terrible to not have food/space for them
I was always one not to send a RSVP back right away after receiving it…but now that I have been planning my own wedding I am SO much more diligent about it. So much rides on your final count!
Post # 5
No, I think your Bridesmaid or Best Man is a little crazy and better expect to get lots of phone calls in the future. Some people may just forget, you can’t assume “no.”
Post # 6
yes, there are those inconsiderate people who just forget….they don’t think about the consequences of not RSVPing…and honestly, why would they…its not their wedding….its definately common….normal, NO! right…hells no!
it’s not a huge percentage of people, so don’t worry…and you’ll know when to gently remind them!
Post # 7
She said she has never received a phone call from a wondering bride.
I was pretty shaken by this “revelation” and really surprised that one of my BFFs would do that. I got off the phone pretty quickly, prompting a text from her a while later asking if I was mad. 🙁 Of course I’m not, I was just thrown off….
Post # 8
You are not psycho bride for wanting to know how many people to expect. I think most people today assume that it is ok to not respond to an invite or that by not responding, they are signaling that they will not be attending, but in reality it is just plain rude to not give a response to ANY invitation, wedding or otherwise. I, for one, have already made a plan to spend the weekend after the response date calling the people whom I have not heard from.
(This is one of those things that really chafes my hide if you can’t tell.)
Post # 9
I always respond… whether it’s yes or no. Does your Bridesmaid or Best Man not send a gift either when she doesn’t respond?? Wow!!
Post # 10
Sometimes I respond with a “no” via telephone or email to explain why I can’t make it, then never actually send the card in. But I’ve always responded…
I will definitely be calling and pestering!
Post # 11
We had about 10-15 RSVP no-shows. It’s a little rude and annoying, but I was just thankful I only had to call 15 people as opposed to 100! After calling I found out that 5 of those 15 ARE coming which was the most frustrating part. If I hadn’t called they wouldn’t have had a seat or a meal… How embarrassing for them! haha!
Post # 12
I thought from your title that your Bridesmaid or Best Man RSVP’d no to your wedding! 🙂 I definitely had to call people (or rather have my mom or DH’s mom call people) that didnt reply and they were all No’s. Totally rude in my opinion.
Post # 13
I mean I’d like to say it’s rude not to respond at all but some people, as crazy as it might sound, think if they don’t respond at all the bride will take that as a “no”. For me I hope people actually send a “NO” to me because I need that organization! So you bet your butt if people don’t RSVP I’ll be calling them to find out yes or no. Luckily it’s a small wedding so it won’t take long.
Post # 14
Whoa, that is rude! But somehow not surprising to me 🙁 I hate talking to people on the phone and am not looking forward to needing to follow up with phone calls.
Post # 15
I haven’t ever heard of someone doing this, but yes I would second everyone here in saying that the phone calls (although a bit tiresome) are nessecary to get an accurate head count.
Post # 16
I will admit this is what I have done in the past but now that I am a bride I will never do it again! Not really sure why I did it or why people do it. I do have trouble telling people no, maybe thats it. I would not have been offended if the bride had called me to see if I was coming though. Wouldn’t worry about that. I might have been a bit embarassed that I didn’t send it back but thats about it.
Never never again, bad habit