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 We sent out about 120 invites i think. We wanted 40 people, tops so it looks like it all worked out :)

Originally Posted by shannonmarie View Post

Wow. That must be frustrating! 2 weeks from leaving and they still have not booked! That would drive me insane! I think 30-31 people is still a good amount of people! You'll have a fantastic day!

How many people did you send actual STD's and invites to? We sent a little over 100. I'm hoping for less than half that! My future mother-in-law insisted on inviting everyone we would invite to a local wedding. But I am really hoping for around 30-40. Any more than that will be too expensive! 

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Originally Posted by RollerBride View Post

 

 We sent out about 120 invites i think. We wanted 40 people, tops so it looks like it all worked out :)

That's great! Sounds just like me. I'm hoping to get the same turn out as you!

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I can relate to some of the frustrations being expressed here. Definitely. 

 

I'm at 3.5 months until my wedding (in March!) When we first announced that rooms were reserved and ready to book... the ONLY people who booked were my fiance's parents. I sent out official invitations in September, giving a booking date of November 15th. We actually have until January for people to book, but we wanted people to do it early so that we wouldn't stress. 

 

Anyway.. November 10th came around, and only our parents had booked. We sent a reminder e-mail about the resort book-by date of Nov. 15th, and please let us know either way. That got people going, and now we have 28 people booked, and a few more maybes. We originally sent out 60 invites. 

 

I am frustrated by the amount on non-responders though. We COMPLETELY understand if people can't make it. But it kind of hurts my feelings when people can't even be bothered to say no. I don't want anyone to feel pressured, but ignoring my invite means that a) I feel like you don't care enough to even reply and B) now I have to contact you and ask you directly to make sure, and that makes me feel like a jerk. UGH. 

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Originally Posted by inloveinkorea View Post

 

I can relate to some of the frustrations being expressed here. Definitely. 

 

I'm at 3.5 months until my wedding (in March!) When we first announced that rooms were reserved and ready to book... the ONLY people who booked were my fiance's parents. I sent out official invitations in September, giving a booking date of November 15th. We actually have until January for people to book, but we wanted people to do it early so that we wouldn't stress. 

 

Anyway.. November 10th came around, and only our parents had booked. We sent a reminder e-mail about the resort book-by date of Nov. 15th, and please let us know either way. That got people going, and now we have 28 people booked, and a few more maybes. We originally sent out 60 invites. 

 

I am frustrated by the amount on non-responders though. We COMPLETELY understand if people can't make it. But it kind of hurts my feelings when people can't even be bothered to say no. I don't want anyone to feel pressured, but ignoring my invite means that a) I feel like you don't care enough to even reply and B) now I have to contact you and ask you directly to make sure, and that makes me feel like a jerk. UGH. 

This is what is scaring me. Still have very few booked. Sent invites out two weeks ago. I am trying to not stress about this but it's hard. I have a RSVP deadline for 1/18/2013 so I'm just going to have faith that people are going to do the right thing and respond. I am not doing any follow ups so if I don't get any response, I will take that as a "no".  I will wait to make that absolute determination on Feb 1st.  I am so good at RSVPing and responding to invites, I just don't get why most people aren't.

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I think you're singing my song.  This is more than likely my reality and I anticipate that a large number of my guests will book between 8-12 weeks prior to the wedding. Aside from our parents and siblings (the only family invited) no one has booked, not even our BM and MOH (married couple), which is truly frustrating. But we also realize that we're the most straight laced among our friend and most just fly by the seat of their pants. They're the spontaneous type and planning is not in their DNA. But like Uhara, I have no intensions of babysitting anyone through this process. if it's important to them and a priority, then they'll be there.

 

Originally Posted by inloveinkorea View Post

I can relate to some of the frustrations being expressed here. Definitely. 

 

I'm at 3.5 months until my wedding (in March!) When we first announced that rooms were reserved and ready to book... the ONLY people who booked were my fiance's parents. I sent out official invitations in September, giving a booking date of November 15th. We actually have until January for people to book, but we wanted people to do it early so that we wouldn't stress. 

 

Anyway.. November 10th came around, and only our parents had booked. We sent a reminder e-mail about the resort book-by date of Nov. 15th, and please let us know either way. That got people going, and now we have 28 people booked, and a few more maybes. We originally sent out 60 invites. 

 

I am frustrated by the amount on non-responders though. We COMPLETELY understand if people can't make it. But it kind of hurts my feelings when people can't even be bothered to say no. I don't want anyone to feel pressured, but ignoring my invite means that a) I feel like you don't care enough to even reply and B) now I have to contact you and ask you directly to make sure, and that makes me feel like a jerk. UGH. 

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

This is what is scaring me. Still have very few booked. Sent invites out two weeks ago. I am trying to not stress about this but it's hard. I have a RSVP deadline for 1/18/2013 so I'm just going to have faith that people are going to do the right thing and respond. I am not doing any follow ups so if I don't get any response, I will take that as a "no".  I will wait to make that absolute determination on Feb 1st.  I am so good at RSVPing and responding to invites, I just don't get why most people aren't.

Oh I have the same timeline sent invites about 2 weeks ago and have a deadline of January 15, 2013. I have had two people book... I really didn't want to stress this at all but it is already freaking me out a little bit, but I kind of feel the same way as you, if htey havent booked by then I will take it as a no, I am just surprised becuase of how many people were so excited when we first started talking about it and now crickets! Oh well it is what it is I guess but I can't help stressing a little.

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Ahhhhh....! Just got an update from our TA (2 weeks after our pseudo deadline). Our best man and one of the bridesmaids have not yet booked. DRIVES ME CRAZY. Mostly because I don't want to be annoying and bug them, but don't really know what to do to get them to get on it. 

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Originally Posted by inloveinkorea View Post

 

Ahhhhh....! Just got an update from our TA (2 weeks after our pseudo deadline). Our best man and one of the bridesmaids have not yet booked. DRIVES ME CRAZY. Mostly because I don't want to be annoying and bug them, but don't really know what to do to get them to get on it. 

Just send them a text message or something and tell them the deadline has passed and they really need to book. I am not sure how else you can light fire under their buns to do this. When is the OFFICIAL deadline to book?

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