(Closed) September RSVPs – how's it going so far?

posted 7 years ago in September 2013
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

After one week (and a weekend) we are at 31 yes’s and 3 no’s out of 205 guests (two more got added by my mom.)

Most of the 31 are my immediate family and by two of my bridesmaids and their SO’s, and one groomsman and his wife.

We are having a bit of a problem with the online RSVP. I added each person as their own individual where possible. So for instance, my grandmother RSVP’d for my grandfather (cuz I know it wasn’t him!!!! He’s so not tech savvy) but then I didnt see her name come up… this has happened with 4 additional couples! I think some people are getting confused with the wording on the sight, that if they RSVP for one the other one automatically fills. Looks like lots of phone calls in my future, not including the ones who may not RSVP at all! haha.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m down to 6 missing, but 4 of them gave me verbal yes’s. Hopefully, I’ll see some in the mail today…

 

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Two weeks in and we have a quarter of them back. RSVP deadline is August 31st, so we’ve got a couple more weeks. 

Some of them surprise me, but there has been some family drama with my extended families (aunts and uncles) fighting so their no RSVPs have been getting to me. 

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

Our wedding date is September 7.

Mailed my invites last Thursday (55 invites), with another 5 or so on friday and 3 more this morning.

RSVP date is August 19th. I have 1 online RSVP so far, and expect tomorrow’s mail will have a couple of reply cards in it. 

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My deadline is August 15.  We probably have about half of ours in so far.    

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our deadline is September 7th and so far we have 15 no’s and 69 yes out of our 290 ppl invited.  I am going to need SOOOOOO many more NO’s to start coming in. We only want 200.

Post # 53
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our invitations just went out Friday and we have a September 1st deadline. It’s exciting to see the RSVPs coming in already! (We did online RSVPs). The real adventure so far is people who are trying to add more guests by putting their names in the comments section (“Bringing my date, Bob!”). Our guest list is wayyy full, so I’ve been having to contact people and carefully explain that at this point, we can’t add any additional guests. No fun. :-/

Post # 54
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m only missing 3 people (out of 25) from my side. I’m close to them, so I can just call them today or tomorrow. I called my mom to see who else she’d invited without my knowledge–you may recall someone RSVPing “no” when I never invited them. She informed me that she would like me to invite one other person as a courtesy to her. First of all, my RSVP deadline was last week, so NO I won’t be inviting anyone at this late stage. Secondly, what on EARTH has she done throughout this process to warrant any courtesies from me? I didn’t say any of this though, I just told her that it wouldn’t be possible. She replied, “well if it’s a money thing, I can send you some money.” Oh, is that so? You haven’t given me so much as a stick of gum towards this wedding, but suddenly when you want to use the most important day of my life as an opportunity to show off for your friends, noooow is when you’re willing to come up off some cash? When you’re already bringing 3 extra mouths for me to feed and haven’t offered me any portion of the $800 it will cost me to host them? NOT gonna happen. 

 

Sorry. I didn’t know that was going to be so ranty.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Out of 204, I have (so far) 93 accepting and 9 declining. Of course I was one of the people who over-invited and now I’m regretting it. Hopefully only 175 come.

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My RSVP deadline is August 31st and we’ve been receiving a pretty steady stream over the last 2-3 weeks.

So far we have 69 “yes” and only a handful of “nos.”

We invited about 300 people so we still have a long way to go though!

So far, so good, though, unless you count my mom sending an RSVP back with fake names as a “joke” (NOT funny – I was really stressed out that day) and someone replying “I will attend but my husband won’t be able to since he’ll have to babysit.”

I’m guessing that’s her way of saying she’s offended that I didn’t invite her 2 year old twins that I never met but oh well. Our guest list is huge and there’s probably only, like, 6 kids on it under 18.

If we invited every single kid, our guest list would have had 600 people. Had to draw the line somewhere.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’ve got all our RSVPS except for 3 people who ‘won’t know until i don’t know when’… FH says we can give them up to 2 weeks before the wedding. 

 

Now we have interstate people going ‘oh, your wedding is next month?? i haven’t booked my flights or accomm and the accomm is getting booked up… what do i do =’

 

BOILS MY BLOOD!!

Post # 58
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our deadline is the 17th.  We sent out invites in June to give people a lot of notice as most of both our families are on the other side of the country.  A week and a half left and I’m still waiting on quite a few!

 

Quite a few people have gone the ‘well I’ll just tell you!’ route, and it just gets my goat. Thanks guys, really.  I love wasting money on stamps.  Just love it.

 

Post # 59
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

RSVP deadline is August 20th – I’ve received 80 RSVPs and we’re waiting on 108 others.  But I’m up to two guests telling me they don’t know – one of them is pregnant and due very close to the wedding date so I don’t blame her not being sure yet and am OK with her not knowing – but another friend of mine is telling me she’s not sure but if she comes she’s brining a guest (which is fine I invited her with a guest, just wasn’t expecting her to use it, LOL) she needs to wait another 2 weeks to see if she gets the job she’s interviewing for or else she can’t go…oy!

Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

RSVP date is September 7th but we’ve gotten a decent amount of responses. We invited 180 total but we are hoping for around 120 (invite list includes many who we know can’t come and about half were Out of Town guests). Anyway here’s the status…

Yes: 95

No: 25

Need to reply: 63

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So far, out of 204

103 have accepted

12 have declined.

REALLY hoping that only 175 come.

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