Post # 1
I went through the guest list (again) and I cut out fringe people (that I really would like to invite – but decided to leave them off). So, I didn’t want to have one at all – but I ended up with a B list.
I haven’t sent out invites yet – and am thinking about holding off on that handful of invites – until I heard back some ‘no’s’ – but, figuring how slow people are about RSVP’ing – this may not be a good idea.
Curious about how quickly your responses started coming in….
Post # 3
We sent our invitations on a Saturday and on Monday we had a bunch of responses back. For us, we got yeses and nos right away.
we had 4+ RSVPs in the mail everyday for the first two weeks after we sent out our invitations. We are now going through a lull where we are only getting one per day. We may start getting no RSVPs some days.
During the first two weeks we received about half our RSVPs back and now we wait for the other half!
Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 4
I’d say you’re going to get the majority of your Nos at the end (people who can’t make up their minds or don’t think they have to RSVP if they’re not coming). We sent ours out July 1st and still haven’t gotten a No (41 “yes”/145)
Post # 5
Are there some people on your A list who live a plane ride away or you know probably won’t make the trip? They might RSVP “no” on the earlier side.
I had some “no’s” the week after my invites went out from people in these situations.
Post # 6
I agree with pretty flowers, we invited a lot of Out of Town guests which may be the reason that we got nos quickly. Currently we have 79 yes and 28 no. Five of those nos were people who live in Europe.
Post # 7
We just received our first “no” today and our invites went out 3 weeks ago. We have though received a good number of “yes” responses. I am figuring that people who are “no” are going to be some of the last to RSVP :/