(Closed) RSVPs: should I be concerned?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s VERY normal…we also averaged about one to three a week, and then got a whole bunch right before/at the deadline. And then of course there were the people that just never RSVP’d, who we had to call/email >:(

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

From my experience that is not abnormal. We received a majority of the RSVPs the week before the deadline and a lot even after the deadline. You would be surprised how many people never sent them back and we had to track down a week and half after the deadline. Some people were apologetic and some acted like it wasn’t a big deal, i’m assuming because they have never planned a wedding and needed a head count for a caterer. That was probably the worst part of planning for me because i felt like people were extremely inconsiderate! Hopefully you will have better luck then we did! 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

We got the bulk of them the week of the deadline.  A handful in the very beginning, then a serious lull.. .and then BAM! responses galore!  …and then, of course, all the late stragglers we had to hunt down with a shotgun…. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We got like 1-2 most days from the beginning to the end, then we had to chase 50% of the ppl down. argh.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’re at the same pace as you- our deadline is next Friday.  We’ll see how many we get 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We got a bunch right after we sent our invites. Our high point was seven in a single day. Then, it WAY tapered off until just before the deadline. And even then, they weren’t exactly pouring in. I think we ended up having to contact almost 1/3 of our guest list, as they couldn’t be bothered to return an RSVP card.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Out of curiousity, how many are choosing the mail vs. the online rsvp??

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