FutureMrsB
Expert March 2019

Returning rsvp Cards

FutureMrsB, on March 4, 2019 at 10:34 AM Posted in Planning 0 15
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Yesterday was my RSVP date.. I definitely did not think about the fact that mail does not come on a Sunday when picking the date.... Anyways, I wonder if its okay to start reaching out to people now since the RSVP date has passed or do I allow a few extra days in case someone mailed it Saturday? We invited 150 guests and 60 have not responded.. and final counts are due in a 10 days.


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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    I would give it another day or two since the mail doesn't run on Sunday and many people send their RSVP back last minute.

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  • Megan
    Super May 2019
    Megan
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    I would give it until Wednesday and then start making calls. A lot of people think the RSVP date is the date it needs to be in the mail by lol

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  • Bridget
    Devoted October 2019
    Bridget
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    I鈥檓 guilty of being a last minuter! 馃槥 I would give until wednesday鈥檚 Mail to see if people postmarked by your RSVP date.
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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie
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    I鈥檇 give it a few days and then make phone calls. A lot of people wait till the last minute.
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  • SB
    VIP March 2019
    SB
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    I waited about a week before reaching out to guests who hadn't sent their RSVPs back yet. A lot of people forget about RSVPing unfortunately! It's frustrating!

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD
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    Usually guests take an RSVP date as send in the RSVP by that date, so I wouldn't worry! I'd reach out in 1-2 days.

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  • FutureMrsB
    Expert March 2019
    FutureMrsB
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    Yeah I was wondering if people just needed to send the card back by that date and of course it would take a few days to come back. Wednesday will work! Thank you all! Smiley smile

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  • Heather
    Super April 2019
    Heather
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    I鈥檓 feeling your frustration! Our due date is today and I鈥檓 still waiting on 100 out of 160. I鈥檓 making calls starting Thursday
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper
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    To save yourself effort, I鈥檇 advise waiting a couple of days. I had lots of people drop theirs in the mail ON the date鈥 I think my deadline was a Thursday, and the following Monday I had EIGHT rsvp cards in my mailbox.

    i was missing about 25 rsvp cards on my rsvp by date. I had a little wiggle room, so I decided I was going to give it a week before reaching out to the stragglers, and I鈥檓 super thankful I waited because by the time that day rolled around I had heard from ALL but ONE guest, so only had to reach out to them, and saved myself a ton of effort
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  • FutureMrsB
    Expert March 2019
    FutureMrsB
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    YIKES!! It really puts a hold on a lots of things too... I need to know for the final count for centerpieces, tables & creating the seating chart and place cards!

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  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo
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    Start contacting people after the mail has come on Tuesday.

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  • M
    Dedicated March 2019
    Maria
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    I reached out to them a week before the final count was due for my coordinator. I gave them the option of sending back the rsvps or doing it online, so I gave everyone the link and had them just rsvp online. USPS can be finicky sometimes, as some of my guests did not even receive our RSVP and others who sent them back- we didn't get. If you have 60 people, I would definitely reach out sooner; the sooner the better!

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  • FutureMrsB
    Expert March 2019
    FutureMrsB
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    We are date twins!! When was your RSVP date?? I have to give final numbers by 3/16 and pay in full but I will be out of town starting 3/15 for my bach weekend so I need to do it sooner!

    Maybe I'll just start by reaching out to family first!

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  • M
    Dedicated March 2019
    Maria
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    How exciting!! congratulations =)

    I had to give my final numbers by March 1, and I gave everyone a deadline by Feb 23. Our coordinator told us we can add people but we cant take any away and our final payment is due two weeks before. I would start reaching out around 3/9 and tell them you need a final answer by 3/14! That way you can get everything together and send it by 3/15 and enjoy your bachelorette weekend!

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  • Quinta Nikkole
    Dedicated May 2019
    Quinta Nikkole
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    Maybe wait until Wednesday. Just incase they did send it and it just hasn't arrived yet
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