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#101 uhura526

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    Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

    Originally Posted by inloveinkorea 

    The official deadline is like January 6th. So there is definitely still time. It's just stressful, and I don't want to have to put the "sales" me into it and make them feel pressured! 

    In that case, with the holidays being here, they might just be budgeting money.    In reality it takes very little time to book something so if they do it on January 5th! Then it's on time.  You could send a text message or email to remind them the deadline has passed and when they expect to book. But don't do it yet.  I'd wait until maybe a week before the absolute deadline if they haven't booked by then..you have no choice obviously but to hound them as they are in the wedding!



    #102 jennifer8913

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    Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

    I definitely understand the frustration!!! Esp since I enclosed a stamped RSVP envelope to send back their replies!!! Oh well, as some of you stated, if is is a priority to them, they will book, if not, do I really care if they are at our wedding?? My early booking discount deadline is Monday. So far I have 12 people booked, including my fiance and me. I have hopefully at least 9 people booking on Monday. I invited about 90 guests, and when we first told them, I counted about 50 were coming. So who knows how many will actually be there. I have a few people looking into getting a better rate, but I must say the early booking deal was sweet! Oh well, I can't concern myself with that, it is what it is! But I am glad I am not the only one with this problem


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    #103 Jessica4LUXE

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      Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

      Hi Ladies,

       

      Try not to worry too much about guests not booking right away. It is very common for most guests to contact your Travel Agent on the final deposit deadline date to confirm their booking.

       

      We usually tell our clients that 20 - 30 percent of their invited guest list will attend the wedding. If your wedding is not for some time, usually guests don't feel the need to book right away, which can sometimes be discouraging to the bride and groom.

       

      My suggestion would be to continue the planning process with a realistic guest count in mind. Your friends and family will start booking before you know it!


      Happy Planning!



      #104 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

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        Originally Posted by Jessica4LUXE 

        We usually tell our clients that 20 - 30 percent of their invited guest list will attend the wedding.

        Wow, that's a really low return rate.  I always assumed it was closer to 60%... of course this isn't based on anything factual.



        #105 ornxoxo

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          Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

          Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

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          Wow, that's a really low return rate.  I always assumed it was closer to 60%... of course this isn't based on anything factual.

           

          I guess it depends on who you send out the invitation to.  Some people just send it to everyone, just to have them feel like being included knowing that they will not attend anyway.  Some people only send invitation to those whom you want to be there.  So...the rate will be different.



          #106 uhura526

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            Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:23 AM

            Originally Posted by ornxoxo 

             

            I guess it depends on who you send out the invitation to.  Some people just send it to everyone, just to have them feel like being included knowing that they will not attend anyway.  Some people only send invitation to those whom you want to be there.  So...the rate will be different.

            Yeah I agree with this. In our case, we did send invitations to friends and family we know will not be coming because of distance or whatever else is the case. We just wanted to include them in the loop anyway.  This definitely brings our percentage of likely guests down. RSVPs are SLOWLY coming in for us at this point.

             

            We heard from some folks before invites even went out, but since invitations went out 3 weeks ago, we've heard back from 10 guests. 5 accepted and 5 declined.  I predict we should hear back from the bulk of people after the holidays (I hope).



            #107 anom7676

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              Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

              How do I delete my profile from this website, I have been trying to contact the administrator and everyone ... I do not want to leave this out here in the cyber world.... get me out of here!!!!!!!!!



              #108 kboman

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                Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:42 AM

                 Actually, it might be best if you appoint someone to organize for you so that they can follow up with guests.  Weddings are such a delicate thing, especially if it's your event.  If someone else like a family member, planner, or someone does the follow ups, RSVP confirmations, regular calls or emails for roll call type of thing, it may seriously ease your mind.  Happy wedding planning :)   

                 

                Cheers!!

                -K



                #109 nbateman

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                  Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

                  Originally Posted by brendee2005 

                  I sent our STD end of July. It's been 1 1/2 and no one has book, except the bride and groom & my FI bestfriend. No one from the wedding party either. It's very frustrating! My FI suggest I call ppl and ask them to book. I don't feel as if I should be doing that, I have enough going without having to Chase ppl down to come to our wedding.
                  Thanks for listening. My FI thinks I'm being a bridezilla...whatever lol

                  I would not recommend calling, but a group email might be a good place to start.  You don't want to hassle everyone especially if they're afraid to tell you they can't afford to go. 



                  #110 shannonmarie

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                  Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

                  Originally Posted by nbateman 

                  I would not recommend calling, but a group email might be a good place to start.  You don't want to hassle everyone especially if they're afraid to tell you they can't afford to go. 

                  Agreed! I won't be calling anyone. I won't even send out emails. If they don't respond we will assume they aren't going. I think it's crazy that people actually don't RSVP, but oh well! I would never not RSVP even if I can't make it! Common courtesy! 


                  62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!





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