Guests Aren’t RSVP-ing? Here’s What To Do

Sending the invitations for your wedding is a very important step of the planning process – and while actually sending them might not be very difficult, getting the RSVPs back from your guests might prove to be quite the daunting task.

What happens when guests aren’t sending back their RSVPs and you really need the final head count? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Send a mass message or email. If you have the contacts for the guests who haven’t send their RSVP yet, why not drop them a mass email or message – just a quick reminder? If you’re using any kind of tool to electronically manage your invitations and RSVPs, see if it doesn’t allow you to send out customized messages for all the guests who haven’t responded yet.
  • Call each of them and simply ask. This is a very personal approach and although it might feel a little scary and time-consuming (especially if there are a lot of RSVPs that haven’t been returned), it can actually be a very humane and nice way to remind people to confirm their presence at your wedding. Just call them and tell them you’d be really happy if they were able to attend your wedding – it’s a genuinely nice opportunity catch up.
  • Ask your friends to ask. This might feel a little passive-aggressive, but if you don’t have much time and if you just want to cushion any kind of direct conflict, you can ask your common friends to inquire about the RSVP. Your Maid of Honor, your bridesmaids, or simply someone you are close to and is a common friend with the person who hasn’t responded yet – there are a lot of people who can act as “middlemen” and make this easier for you.
  • Simply consider them as a YES or NO. If you want to make sure that everyone will have a place at your wedding even if they haven’t RSVP’d, simply consider them as a YES. It might cost you a little more (if they don’t attend the wedding), but at least you’ll have peace of mind. If you cannot afford this and none of the methods described above suit you, you can consider them as a NO as well (but keep in mind that it might come off as rude to some of you).


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