Post # 1
Just feeling a little down. Our RSVP date in next week on Monday and we are no where close to what we expected. We picked a large venue because so many had told us they were coming…now I am regreting our choices. Of course I will call people next week if we haven’t heard from them, but it’s just disapointing.
Post # 3
Don’t worry! People are horrible with RSVP’ing. Are you getting a lot of ‘no’s’ or must no response?
I’m sorry you feel disappointed now, but I know it will all work out in the end!
Post # 4
The most fustrating part is the other venue was really cool and in the City, which is what I totally wanted. Very fun and hip space…due to our huge guest list we went with a very normal banquet facility, which is nice but not fun.
Post # 5
I feel ya! We invited about 175 people, and will only have 75 at the wedding. Because most would have to travel, we didn’t expect anywhere near the 175 number, but I must say that 75 was a bit disappointing, especially when I got “no’s” from people I consider close friends. I’m starting to come to terms with it (since we are getting married in 10 days). I remind myself that it’ll just make our day more intimate with our closest family and friends. If we didn’t have to pay those silly minimums, I would have been able to accept it a bit better too.
Post # 6
We invited 225 and I still have about 100 RSVPs outstanding and the RSVP deadline is in a week. Even those who have booked hotel rooms and told us they are coming haven’t RSVP’d yet though. Some people just delay in sending the RSVP back so I wouldn’t worry too much!
Post # 7
RSVPs were by FAR the most frustrating part of the wedding process for us. We invited 270 (expecting 210 at most b/c of a lot of international invites). After tracking down all the deliquent RSVPs a week before the wedding we had about 175 people. Then with people backing out at the last minute (Death in the family: very good excuse, Can’t come b/c of a triathlon the next day: LAME) and no-shows, I’d be surprised if we had 160 people there.
I totally understand your frustration and I’m sorry that there is nothing you can do about it! We loved our venue but had a strict 210 limit and I had to leave people off the list. What bothers me most is that we ended up having room for them.
Post # 8
Oh, and I know it’s vendictive but I can’t wait til the girl with the Triathlon excuse gets married, I’m RSVPing to her wedding on the last possible day before the deadline… badass, I know!
Post # 9
We invited 50 people, 59 are coming; I had one straggler who waited til my very last deadline date–she was trying to make other arrangements and couldnt switch for that day, aw well
some people just have other plans or trying to get out of plans, dont take it personally