Post # 1
I am actually surprised that almost all of the stragglers are my guests. I am one of the last of my friends to get married, so they have all been there recently. One couple who hasn’t RSVPed got married last summer and I never got a thank you card for my cash gift (they cashed the cheque, maybe they just don’t understand etiquette).
Did anyone else find it surprising when newly married friends didn’t send in their RSVPs?
Going to start making the calls on Wednesday.
Post # 3
Seriously, some of the people I thought would be first back have still not RSVP’d over a month after invitations have been sent.
And likewise, some of the people I expected to be late, they were in the first wave!
Post # 4
Yes, we attended a friends wedding in September and she never sent her RSVP back!!! This isnt a close friend – an old coworker who I still get together with every other month or so- but STILL! She was just married and Im sure she had to go through this so why wouldnt she send it back!?
Post # 5
@awakemysoul:we actually had quite a few people that never RSVPd and a few more that RSVPd and just never showed up. I would perhaps just send out a friendly reminder to those that haven’t RSVPd asking them to please get back to you as soon as possible so the appropriate arrangements can be made, but those that don’t respond to that reminder, just assume they are a no show.
Post # 6
We had a newly married friend who was selfish enough to verbally tell us they were coming but not mail back the RSVP card until 1 week before as a ‘no’ without a phone call or email to explain. They were pregnant and didn’t know if they wanted to travel, so it was their way of reserving a spot ‘just in case’ but not actually having to come.
Post # 7
Grr. The same couple I mentioned who I still have not received a thank you card for my gift from their wedding over a year ago has not sent in their RSVP. I doubt they are going to come, as they just moved out of province. However, I called the wife long distance to follow up and I think it was the husband who picked up and he said “Wife, it is for you” and then he came back and said “can I ask who is calling” and I told him it was Awakemysoul. There was a pause and he said “Wife isn’t available, can I take a message” and I told him I was following up on the RSVP and he was like “Oh … ya … I’ll have her be in touch with you”. Still haven’t heard anything and I sent her an email (she has a blackberry).
They better have the decency to RSVP even if it is a no.