Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor is really having problems getting people to RSVP to the bridal shower she is throwing for us. She has asked me for a list of phone numbers so she can politely give each person a call. It’s a little awkward for her because she doesn’t know many of the invitees. Is there any polite way for me (one of the brides) to help her get responses out of our friends? Probably not? Frustration.
Post # 3
I think you can call some of the people you are really close with and check in with them. I’m planning on having my mother and future mother in law call a few of the guests they have invited becasue we haven’t heard back from them and I don’t really know them well enough myself to feel comfortable calling them. But I will be calling some of my closer friends who haven’t rsvped yet. It’s just so much easier to plan for if you know how many people to expect.
Post # 4
I think having your mother and future mother in law help is the best way to go. They can split the list in half and contact the people they know. That way it’s not awkward for your Maid/Matron of Honor but you don’t have to get involved.
Post # 5
Since it’s not a surprise I think you can call and ask them especially since they’d be more likely to answer/call you back than when dealing with someone they don’t know.
Post # 6
Only one person actually RSVP’d to my shower-but a lot more showed up. = ) If you are comfortable calling some of them, I would do it for her.
Post # 7
As someone on the other end (a bridal shower guest), it was awkward for me to call someone I didn’t even know to RSVP. Is e-mail an option?
Post # 8
I’m going through the same thing–and a lot of them are my friends! I just sent out a mass facebook message that my mother needs to know so if you can make it let us know asap! (even if they can’t!)
If we are going to have this much trouble having people RSVP to the wedding, boy are we in for it.
Post # 9
Only 1 person out of the 25 people who came to my sister’s shower rsvp-ed…ONE. There were about 35 people on the original list so we just planned for 25 to 30 people. I figured worse case scenario…we would have leftover food to eat at my mom’s house later on =)
Post # 10
It’s a pain, but they should probably do the following-up. The whole point of them throwing it for you is so you don’t have to do things like this. I to this day have no idea who were ‘problem guests’ for my shower b/c my MOH’s totally kept it from me.
When I was a Maid/Matron of Honor for my sisters wedding, out of 60 shower invitees, probably only like 15 actually responded on their own. I had to call/email/facespace everyone else. It wasn’t fun, but i’ts the reality of showes (and weddings). No one RSVP’s!