Kevin
Super October 2021

Rsvp not coming in

Kevin, on September 1, 2021 at 7:44 PM Posted in Planning 0 18
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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!

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Latest activity by Michelle, on September 6, 2021 at 10:05 PM
  • Cece
    Super November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    I think it would be fine to send out a friendly 1 week reminder of the deadline
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  • Gbees4121
    Dedicated October 2021
    Gbees4121 ·
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    Yep, I would send out reminder texts now! I also had very few rsvps until literally DAYS before the due date. It was so annoying!!!
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  • Kevin
    Super October 2021
    Kevin ·
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    I think I will definitely do that thank you!
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  • Sam
    Devoted October 2021
    Sam ·
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    Hi there!


    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!
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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    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.
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
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    For us, when guests knew we were totally ok with them wearing masks and were providing hand sanitizers, we saw our attendance increase. I would let them know of any precautions you are taking ❤️
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  • Chaka
    Savvy October 2021
    Chaka ·
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    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.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    I’d wait until after the deadline that you selected. If you reach out a week early, it feels like deadline should’ve been a week sooner.
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    I agree with this.
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  • Chloe
    Dedicated February 2022
    Chloe ·
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    I would wait until deadline day and then write/call people. Do you know if there's a reason so many are missing?
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    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
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    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.

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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I agree with this also. I wouldn't bother them until the deadline is reached. Plus you are going to find that people drag their feet when it comes to sending rsvps back.
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  • Kevin
    Super October 2021
    Kevin ·
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    No clue! This is what worries me with how many people haven’t responded
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  • Kevin
    Super October 2021
    Kevin ·
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    We are doing an online rsvp through our website so it’s instant.
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  • Kevin
    Super October 2021
    Kevin ·
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    We have a whole covid section on our wedding website so everyone knows what to expect. So idk if that’s the reason or not.
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  • Lindsay
    Savvy June 2023
    Lindsay ·
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    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.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    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.
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