I mailed all the invitations a couple of months ago, and we’ve had a few RSVPs trickling in. Yesterday was the RSVP deadline, and 65 of our 145 guests still haven’t responded! Is it normal to not hear back from so many people, or did we do something wrong?
We had the same problem. I spent a lot of time calling, emailing, FB, instagram, asking family to contact other family. It's a process and it sucks that people can't just drop it in the mail- super simple but unfortunately people forget. Just send out a mass email first to everyone you are missing and give them a new deadline so that you get them in.
It is a lot of nagging and hounding. Good luck! You will eventually get everyones. My wedding is in 18 days and I am still waiting on 2 more people lol
Very true. About a month ago I *really* wanted to post a rant on Facebook about how we're needing to spend money buying items like how wedding favours and bottles of wine without knowing if we'll even be needing half of them by the time the wedding date rolls around. But I thought that would look too obvious so decided that I'll save it for next year when wedding season starts: "Just a friendly reminder to RSVP to wedding invitations right away so that you don't needlessly stress out the bride and groom." ;D
We had the same issue as well! Two weeks before our deadline we were waiting for 190 to still rsvp! After I posted on Facebook it cut it down quite a bit but we still had to reach out to a lot of guests a couple days before our deadline as we still had over 80 left.
I think mine was close to that! I think a lot of etiquette has gone out the window these days, so sadly, responding to RSVPs is becoming less common. Just send out a reminder email or phone call and make sure people know to reply either way (sometimes people think they only need to reply if they are coming). Some people may have forgotten so a reminder would prompt them to reply.
Our deadline was August 7th and we had only received approximately half our responses. We did, however, receive almost all by the end of this week. There seems to be postage delays with Canada Post in our province and some people had mailed it close to the deadline without realizing it could take over a week to get to us. We did reach out to people after our deadline and a lot of people told us they already mailed it!