Post # 1
A shower was planned for me for next Saturday. I’ve told lots of people about it, kind of like a ‘save the date’ til my Maid/Matron of Honor could get invitations out. Well I think she JUST mailed them this week and so far, nobody has gotten an invitation yet! I have a sinking feeling hardly anybody is going to show up. I’ve already heard how much this party is costing her, and it would be awful if nobody showed up. What am I supposed to do, call everybody to see if they’re coming? I hate that my Maid/Matron of Honor waited til the last minute and my Fiance and I have been fighting about it, since a lot of his friends and family are supposed to be there. Is there anything I can do?
Post # 3
Geez, this is a tough one. Why did she wait so long on the invites? I guess it doesn’t really matter.
Maybe you or she can send out an email to check with people.
Hope it works out for you!
Post # 4
Have her call everyone on the guest list to see if they are attending or not. Since you already gave most of the invitees the heads up about the date, they hopefully kept that date open.
Post # 5
I’d tell your Maid/Matron of Honor to give everyone a friendly call. Just to apologize for the delay or inconvenience and a request that they still attend. If they hear from her, they might be more inclined to show up even if its last minute. And, if you speak to any invitees, there’s no reason (in my opinion) that you can’t say, “I know there was a problem getting the invites to you in time, I hope you’re able to make it, I’d love to have you there”. I’m sure they’ll make it!
Post # 6
She waited so long because she didn’t know where she wanted to have it. I wish she would have pushed the date back while she decided!
Thanks – I’m hoping the people I did give a heads up about it will attend. A lot of people thought it was canceled since they hadn’t gotten an invitation. People have been asking us and we’ve been telling them an invitation should be on the way. But with it being so close, we were wondering ourselves! It’s so frustrating. I’ve been Facebook messaging a few people to tell them. Just more work for me!
Post # 7
Assuming attendees of the bridal shower are local, it should only take 1-2 days for their invitations to get delivered. You should be able to follow-up with an email over the next few days to check on attendance. Sorry you are having to go through this. It is definitely added work that you shouldn’t be dealing with.