Post # 1
Does anyone know if The Knot’s free wedding website send out reminders to guests about the wedding?
Because we have a lot of international guests and we are holding two receptions in two different countries, we sent out our invitations early so that people can make a decision on which one (or both) they want to attend. However that means I’m getting people RSVPing months in advance. I’m talking 5 months in advance.
So I could be worrying for nothing, but I am concerned about the people who RSVP-ed so early. I’m thrilled because the Type A personality in me likes to know in advance, but I worry that they’ll forget to actually go to my wedding since it’s so far in advance. So I’m wondering if the responsibility of a reminder falls on me or does The Knot have a function for that.
And if the responsibility of a reminder falls on me, how should I politely remind people about the wedding? I know for some of my female guests, inviting them to a bridal shower is probably a good reminder, but not everyone will be going/invited to the bridal shower.
Or am I being silly here? I’ve never forgotten to attend people’s weddings, but that’s because I put it in my calendar. But maybe that’s just me.
Post # 2
Generally, people don’t forget to attend a wedding. It’s a big event, usually people mark it on a calendar. I think you are WAY over thinking this.
Post # 3
I probably am. A lot of my friends are teachers and I’m on a leave so we won’t see each other for a year. I guess I worry because I know that some of them immediately leave town once the school year is over.
But seriously if I’m overthinking this, then that’s a relief. One less thing to do~
Post # 4
As hikingbride says, most people will put it in a calander. I think people rarely forget to attend weddings. Details such as times or addresses yes but not that the wedding is happening and roughly when it is date wise.
Like you say you are, I’m a great over thinker and will probably go through the same thoughts over my own RSVP’s as my venue requires numbers earlier than anticipated. It’s natural to be anxious but try not to worry. If you’re really concerned, you could always send a group email around closer to the time saying you’ve had a few guests ask you for a memory refresh on times and addresses for the day (state the date) so you thought it would be best to remind everyone who RSVPed of the specifics incase they needed the information too. That way you’re jogging people’s memories without coming across like you’re concerned. You’re just being a helpful bride and no one needs to know that no guests actually asked to begin with lol
Try not to stress though, I’m sure they won’t forget 🙂