(Closed) Waiting on RSVPs….how long?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How long did it take for you to start getting RSVP's in??
    A few days : (12 votes)
    57 %
    1-2 weeks : (7 votes)
    33 %
    3-4 weeks : (2 votes)
    10 %
    4+ weeks : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Well we got starting getting them about two days after we sent them out.  And have consistently gotten them everyday since then.  BUT!  our due date is on Wed and we still have 120 people we’re waiting on!  We have received about 160.  So at least thats more than half, but unless we get a TON between now and Wed…we’ll be making a lot of phone calls. People SUCK at RSVPs.  It’s so redic because we make it SOOOOO easy for them and they just can’t stick it in the mail!!  Good luck!!

    Post # 5
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    I started getting some the first week.  You can try calling people and asking them if they got the invitations and asking them after that if they would like to come.  I’ve done that for some people that don’t culturally know that you’re supposed to send an RSVP back and assume that you’ll know they are coming.

    Post # 6
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee

    I got some within the first few days and alot more within 1-2 weeks of mailing them. We are still waiting on about half of them but our deadline is not until June 1st.  I have my family call a few people to make sure they got the invites though because we had a really bad test mailing (it was sent to my parents house destroyed) but everyone got them perfect in the mail.  Im sure well still be calling some people though.  And Im sure there is a bunch of people who have said they are going or booked their hotel and assume we know its a yes but I still want the card that says yes!

    Post # 7
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We mailed ours on a Sunday afternoon and received the first RSVP cards the following Wednesday… so about three days.

    Post # 9
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We got a wave of early RSVPs a few days after we sent them, but have now hit a wall of no RSVPs for a few days. I think that there are some people who deal with stuff right away, but I know that in the past I’ve gotten the invite, torn it open, read through everything, and then didn’t bother dealing with the RSVP for like a week or two. So mad at myself now–because I am so antsy to get more! I wouldn’t read too much into it.

    Post # 10
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We didn’t provide RSVP envelopes, we asked people to RSVP online on our wedding website. (We couldn’t fathom the thought of receiving a bunch of mail- the wedding website makes it easy to download onto an excel spreadsheet for us).

    The first week we sent out invites we received 10 RSVP’s, and more are trickling in each week. 

    We just love how we get an email alert telling us instantaneously that someone RSVP’d to our wedding. So convenient.

    Post # 11
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I got the first one back, an immediate "no", in a few days. Some guests who I knew were coming sent their replies in after a week.

    We didn’t have an email option. 

    Some people that we knew were coming STILL haven’t their cards in — I guess they just needed a free stamp? — and others, like Future Sister-In-Law, sent hers in very close to our deadline. 

    I don’t think you can determine whether you’ll get a lot of guests or declines based on the response time, but I certainly understand wanting to know and hear back soon!

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