So we are only 1 week out from our rsvp deadline and only 20 out of 180 people have rsvp. Do you typically wait until after the deadline to start asking and texting people who haven’t replied or can I start early just cuz I’m nervous with the amount of people that haven’t replied yet!
We only had 6 people not respond by the rsvp date so we just waited till a few days after to start reaching out. However, it would be concerning to me that you have so many that still need to rsvp in a short time frame. I would most definitely start reaching out now. Especially if you need your final numbers given to your venue soon. Goodluck to you!
Since there are so many, I would send a little reminder of the rsvp deadline. I’d they don’t respond by the rsvp deadline then be a little more stern with your message.
The deadline I set for the rsvps was 2 days ago. I sent a reminder last week and still are waiting for rsvps. So yes, it is find to send friendly reminders. For me, I will plan to call those without a response soon.
I started early for our upcoming reception. I gave a deadline or 9/18 for our 10/2 reception but I started asking those who haven't responded last week. & most of them got right back to me with their answer. Now I'm only waiting for about 10 more
People tend to wait until the very last minute. I would wait until a couple of days after the RSVP deadline, then start reaching out. This gives any RSVP's that got stuck in the mail time to get to you.
I feel like it’s easier for people to forget when there isn’t a physical card sitting there as a reminder. People may also be waiting until the last minute to see what the covid situation is. We rsvp’d to an October wedding as soon as we got the invite and I’m regretting it because there’s so much uncertainty right now. That said, I wouldn’t reach out until the deadline has passed.
You don’t say anything before the due date. Many of them will come in the mail on the due date. You tally those and then start in immediately at that point calling anyone who didn’t reply. You continue for the next couple days until you down the list. If they don’t give you an answer on the spot, mark them as a no.