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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    For our wedding package we need 65 people. I sent out my invites at the beginning of the month. On the invite I put the rsvp date was 1st March so that details could be given to the restaurant, they also have to give a menu choice on the RSVP.
    I am concerned as we currently only have 37 confirmed, and the ones I haven't heard back from are the ones that I thought would be unlikely to come. I do have extras who I am inviting to the evening but wasn't going to invite them to the day as wanted it to be for family.

    I'm concerned now that I'm going to lose my package deal and there is going to be hardly anybody there. I don't want to be begging people to come either.

    I was going to put a gentle reminder on bookface on Monday just to remind people in case of the hopefully likely event that they had just forgotten to reply.

    Anybody else in this same situation? Any suggestions?
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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    Not in this situation yet but no doubt i will be when the time comes! How about sending out a text reminder to those who havent replied first before putting it on book of the face?

    The people that havent replied... are they close family? As in will you be likely to see them? Or another family member maybe to give them a gentle push? Does the package just include 'up to 65' or does it have to be exactly 65? My package covers up to 50 people in the day but if i only wanted 45 there then there wouldnt be an issue with the package itself i could still have all the same details? xx

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
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    No they aren't people that I'm close with, only usually see them once a year and that's only because we go there at Christmas, wouldn't see them otherwise. The rest are on my partners side, and we don't see them. They are all ones that were invited to my sons christenings and didn't come so I thought it would be unlikely that they would be coming.

    No my package needs a minimum of 65 people, I don't think it would be an issue if it was only the case of being a few people under, but to be nearly 30 under I think would change it. I think I'd have to end up paying per person rather than the package, but it works out the same price.
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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    oh right fair enough - are there any friends you would rather invite instead then? We've got close friends that havent made the cut as such for the wedding as family have been invited first but we've got them on back up just in case lol xx

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I think that's what I'll have to end up doing, I have a number of people who I'm inviting to the evening as we couldn't afford to invite during the day. Just hope they don't think it's an afterthought - I'm sure they'll understand.
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    • KayleighS46
      CommentAuthorKayleighS46
      Got married 5 years ago
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    of course they'll understand - family will always get pirority to a certain degree - i know that if my friend invited me to her wedding as a 'stand in' I'd love it as much as i wouldve done but i would understand family spots come first :D I'm sure they'll all be fine with it xx

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    i bumped people up 3 days before the wedding and they were delighted

    as to those who haven't replied ..CALL them , this then put them on the spot... giving no room for lame excuses ...

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I would go ahead and out a reminder on FB, or email/phone those who don't have FB! Some people are just dreadful at responding to invitations and some people don't seem to realise they even have to RSVP. As for bumping up evening guests, I'm sure they would be delighted :)

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
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    I'd start calling next week. But now I would put a reminder on for. It may be that they have forgot.. Easily done by me and my family

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I have and people to RSVP asap, and then they can do their menu options at a later date, but are not sending out our evening till nearer the time, so if people say they can't come we can bump someone up without them knowing they were originally just evening.

    Probably allot of them have just forgotten, you know what people are like, so put a reminder on book face, and if they are family maybe ask your mum and his mum to help give some petiole a ring round hopfuly that will say there and then yes or no, and be able to give you menu selection.

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
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    Yes I think a reminder for the rsvp is needed. Its so frustrating when people don't let you know
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I think you should invite them all round then lock the door and refuse to let them leave until they have signed a contract saying that they will be attended and are liable for £xx if they fail to show as they would then be in breach of contract

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Ours is similar we have to agree to have a certain number or you have to pay per person and that can work out a lot more. I haven't even sent my invites yet but tht is a worry
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I think charging people who say they are coming but don't is a very good idea!
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    Lala and K.j that's a bit harsh. If you assume people are coming which all of us do when booking a wedding then it's not their fault if they say they can't..

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    Emily my post was tongue in cheek hun !!! and was aimed at people who say they are coming then fail to show up

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    We found that one to one chasers got replies from most people. After a general chaser on the book I would then send emails or texts to them individually to remind them that you do need to know. In the meantime start working out who you might bump up and in what order. You need to know that anyway in case of last minute dropout. We were glad in the last week that we had planned who to bump up, as we were able to move quickly when people dropped out through ill health.

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I sent a message on bookface to people that hadn't responded, and asked FMIL to do H2B's Cousins as he wasn't willing to! I got pretty quick responses from people after that. H2B's Auntie even said that she was so busy telling his Cousin (who is away at Uni) how lovely the invite was that she missed the RSVP date on it! One of my Cousins claims she sent the RSVP back ages ago but I don't quite believe that she's sent it, as nothing has turned up.

    A polite text message, email or PM on bookface should work. You've probably got time to bump people up if you don't get any joy.
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I was only joking about charging people that don't attend too! Lol

    Yep will do the gentle reminder which gives them a week to do it before the cut off date.
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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 21st 2015
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    I hate people that don't RSVP, it's the height of rudeness. I organised a pamper party and ended up cancelling g as out of 45 people who I had invited only 1 confirmed yes 1 maybe and 6 were no. I wasn't asking someone to come out to have 1 guest. I always make a point of RSVP ing ASAP as I just think it is polite to do so xx
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
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      Posted: Feb 22nd 2015
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    I'm dreading the chasing up. I hate people who don't drop a quick call/text/email/fb message/letter to just say Yes/No. Thankfully most of them are easily reached to say "Yes/No are you coming?" If they are still sitting at a maybe by the cut off RSVP day then they will have to just come to the evening.

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 22nd 2015
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    If people who are invited to the day don't reply or don't intend on coming during the day, I wouldn't want them there in the evening. Purely for the reason that it would show they would only want to come to the after party rather than witnessing the important part of us getting married.
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Feb 22nd 2015
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    Have to agree with you kjl87. Although I know I have one uncle who will struggle transport to get there for day but that's different

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
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    Of course if they have a genuine reason then that's fair enough.
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
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    Have you managed to send your reminder yet? Any responses?

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    • InDreamland
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    A reminder on FB is a good idea. I'd send out targeted reminders to those who haven't RSVP 5 days before the deadline just to check they received the invite x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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      Posted: Feb 22nd 2015
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    We made a private FB event (specifically made those those who hadnt already RSVPd anyway!) so need to send a reminder that the date was yesterday! *off to do it now...*

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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
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    i would call them up if you could, then they can answer, remind them you need to know for numbers. xx
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    They need a reminder, I had to with some of mine as well. If they were on book face I done it that way, you'll probs be a,aged at how many forget to reply

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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
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    let us know how you get on xx
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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
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    I agree with calling them or calling in on them over the next week or so, maybe they are waiting for holiday confirmation from work ect, but i would hate the not knowing, they could at least keep you updated with their plans

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2015
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    I put a reminder on there yesterday, nothing from any of the ones that I am waiting on. The last day for rsvp is Sunday, so if I don't get anything by then then I'll start contacting indivisuals. Worrying thing too is one set of the families include the flower girl - I'm guessing that they are coming but have had nothing to confirm and I'm not 100% that they will.
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2015
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    i havent sent my invites yet hoping to have them all done by mid march but i would be so frustrated if i wasn't getting my RSVP's back by the cut off date. especially if they say they are going then just dont show up i would be temped to send them an invoice after haha seeing as my meals are £89.95 each :-O

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 23rd 2015
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    I haven't done my evening invites yet, was waiting to see how many of them I could invite to the day too. But feel like I'm inviting people just for the sake of making up numbers.
    It's all just added stress that's not needed :(
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
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    Really wish I went for something more intimate for ones that I knew would definitly be attending, would have been a much more personal day.
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    KJ im in the same boat as you! we have room for 65 guests for the day and then any evening we have to pay for each person which is £22.95. but people who i actually want there only comes to about 50 odd and it means me inviting people for the sake of it xx

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
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    Kids meals are free, so if I do end being short on people I might have to invent a lot of children "guests".
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
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    are they? the kids meals at ours is £16.95 :-/
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
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    No sorry kids under 5 are free, the meal is free but have to pay for drinks package.
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
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      Posted: Feb 24th 2015
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    YOu need to be firm and tell them if they have not replied to say yay or nay, you will not be expecting them at the wedding. There is a date for RSVPs for a reason. Annoys me when people do not understand this.

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 24th 2015
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    In not waiting for replays yet however I have decided if their is anyone I'm waiting on they will get one reminder, then the follow up will say if I haven't had any contact from them within 48 hours ill assume they can't attend and ther day invite will no longer stand.
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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Feb 24th 2015
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    My mum has contacted some people who have said that they are coming, some have come back on my partners to say they didn't receive the invite.

    But with the ones who are coming - why didn't they say?! Grrr it's so frustrating. I gave them a return envelope, email and telephone number, couldn't make it any easier. Fair enough if it was just a simple yes or no to coming, they might have assumed that I knew they were coming, but they have had to make food choices on the rsvp.

    Anyway, sounds a bit more positive, but we'll see.
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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
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    people can be such pains in the bum when it comes to just letting people know !! it takes 2 mins to reply whether by phone or email/fb .. annoying isn't it.. I know i will have to chase people, i have had to chase people just to get their postal address to send invite !! ha..

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