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#371 helenk

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:44 AM

Yea I don't get it either. I'm still wondering if it'll be better to have them mail the RSVPs or do it online. I have done both when responding to people's weddings, for me the online one was so much easier but I'm inviting some older guests that I am unsure if they are computer savvy....for my parents and such I could just do it for them but I don't want to be doing it for EVERYONE. Lol.

I'll def tell people an earlier deadline though....I'm not going to chance that! Lol.

#372 TinkerSofi

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:51 AM

Yea I don't get it either. I'm still wondering if it'll be better to have them mail the RSVPs or do it online. I have done both when responding to people's weddings, for me the online one was so much easier but I'm inviting some older guests that I am unsure if they are computer savvy....for my parents and such I could just do it for them but I don't want to be doing it for EVERYONE. Lol.

I'll def tell people an earlier deadline though....I'm not going to chance that! Lol.

I don't like mailing in RSVP's but it's an issue I have haha. I hate going to post offices and to banks hahah. It's just super easy for me to go on the website and just click whether I'm going or not but I understand why it's better when you have older guests. I'm sending each person a text this week saying that next wednesday is the cutoff. 



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#373 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

I don't like mailing in RSVP's but it's an issue I have haha. I hate going to post offices and to banks hahah. It's just super easy for me to go on the website and just click whether I'm going or not but I understand why it's better when you have older guests. I'm sending each person a text this week saying that next wednesday is the cutoff.


Yay you are getting closer :) once the first deadline passed it felt so much more real :)


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#374 TinkerSofi

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 02:26 PM

Yay you are getting closer :) once the first deadline passed it felt so much more real :)


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That's exactly how I feel. Once I know how many people will come I feel like I can really start planning a lot of the details. For example I'm not sure how much the food is going to cost us as this point because it's charged on a per person basis.


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#375 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

That's exactly how I feel. Once I know how many people will come I feel like I can really start planning a lot of the details. For example I'm not sure how much the food is going to cost us as this point because it's charged on a per person basis.


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Exactly. My numbers went way up (which rawks) but ya I had to increase my budget lol...  we are paying per person too!


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#376 Icis

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:26 PM

The inability to talk to vendors in person to plan it out. I feel like I'm a slave to emails all the time.

#377 nadiakat17

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

I feel like it takes a week or more for my WC to answer me! I am dying to know the answers to my last email/!!!



#378 candle23

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:04 PM

I hate to say this, but RSVPs are killing me right now! I have always been horrible with them in the past for other weddings...now I totally get! I will get my RSVPs in the future sent back ASAP!! We are still waiting for 54 of them...and the deadline is Friday! I really want to get some things done and numbers finalized so I can calculate the numbers!!!

#379 NJBride2014

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

Start sending out reminder texts or phone calls now. People will wait until the very last minute and it sucks. A quick reminder will give them the push to book. Thats what I had to do last month I had people booking up until the last day and even someone booked just last week on their own which is another story because now they aren't considered part of our wedding group and I have to pay extra for them. People forget deadlines so a quick reminder is good.

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#380 calgarybride2015

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:24 PM

Start sending out reminder texts or phone calls now. People will wait until the very last minute and it sucks. A quick reminder will give them the push to book. Thats what I had to do last month I had people booking up until the last day and even someone booked just last week on their own which is another story because now they aren't considered part of our wedding group and I have to pay extra for them. People forget deadlines so a quick reminder is good.

Who doesn't consider them in your group - the airline or the resort?  I assume the resort still would if they are staying there, but just not the airline.


I hate to say this, but RSVPs are killing me right now! I have always been horrible with them in the past for other weddings...now I totally get! I will get my RSVPs in the future sent back ASAP!! We are still waiting for 54 of them...and the deadline is Friday! I really want to get some things done and numbers finalized so I can calculate the numbers!!!

I agree, send reminders.

But I read your post in another thread that some of the 54 have booked, just not with you? If yes, can't you just use that as an RSVP?  minus the menu they want, etc.  gives you a soft number.


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