Hardly anyone RSVP'd to us. We basically knew who was going to come based on who would talk to us about the trip versus those that would avoid the topic. I considered a plane ticket/room reservation as the only true RSVP for an event like this. Our group rate closed on August 15th and there are still 3-4 people that may come. However, I am assuming that if they let the group rate close then they aren't going to come but they just have a hard time telling us they aren't coming. However, if people book at the last minute, then I will do my best to have enough OOT bag items, programs, etc. for them, but if I am a bit short then "oh well" that is what they get for waiting until the last minute.
I think a friendly email reminder is the best thing you can do. I would just add in some wording explaining that you understand many people won't be able to make it...blah, blah, blah. I tried to word things that way to allow people to say they aren't coming without any guilt.
I ended up with considerably fewer people at the wedding than I had originally thought would come. (We will likely stay at 26 adults and 3 kids) And all I can say is thank goodness - I am stressing enough about the people that are coming...I can't imagine if it were the 50 or so that I thought would be coming.
Good luck getting a response one way or the other!
Originally Posted by JBean
Is anyone having problems getting RSVPs back? My side has mostly all replied, but nearly NONE of Fi's has yet. We're going to send out a "friendly reminder" email soon. It's getting close people! We need to know!