When to call about unanswered RSVPs? (POLL)

posted 5 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
6594 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Your poll didn’t work but give them at least until the rsvp date and maybe a couple of days grace beyond that. Most of our ‘no’ guests didn’t bother and some didn’t answer when I hunted them down either. It was safe to assume they weren’t coming. 

Post # 3
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We had our RSVP date on a Thursday, gave them Friday and the weekend for any stragglers and I started follow ups on Monday/Tue. 

Post # 4
9420 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d give it at least 2-3 days after the RSVP date.

eta: a lot of people assume the RSVP date is the last day they should throw it in the mail, so I’d make it 2-3 business days to account for mailing times.

Post # 5
47188 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It also depends on if you are doing paper rsvp or electronic. For electronic, there is no need to wait after the deadline.

Post # 6
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I had a ton of late RSVPers. I waited a few days before I started asking people for their RSVPs. I had a mix of paper invitations for older folks and electronic for younger people. 

Post # 7
6635 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve always waited until a few days past the RSVP deadline for any event requiring a response. 

Post # 8
12086 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I agree – I’d start following up a few days  after the RSVP date. 

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