Hey girl hey! I see that shiny rock on your left hand. Congratulations to you and the others who got engaged over the holidays! If you are new here, you may want to binge read our past Sunday School Lessons For Engaged Couples series. There are helpful lessons to help jumpstart your planning process. Last week, we discussed the daunting task of who should be on your guest list. This week’s lesson is all about unresponsive invited guests.
What does unresponsive invited guests mean? You know….those guests who receive an invitation but just can’t seem to RSVP by the due date. Yes, there is a “s” at the end of guests because normally there will be several people to fall into this category.
What should you do about those guests? It’s simple – send an email or place a call to them. With all that you have going on, it seems like an unnecessary task. In a perfect world ALL guests will RSVP as requested and before the due date. Since our world is not so perfect, you have to make contact with them. It’s dangerous to just assume, they are not attending. You don’t want guests to just show up without you knowing if they are attending. After all, you need to account for each guest regarding food and seating.
Have you seen the meme floating around with the guest sitting on the floor because he didn’t RSVP? Wouldn’t we like to make this happen AND ask them to bring their own sandwich, if they show up without RSVP’ing? That meme is funny but as your wedding planner team, we prefer not to have to deal with guests who didn’t RSVP or who were not invited.
To handle the unresponsive invited guests, call or email is your best solution. If you don’t receive an email reply, go ahead and pick up the phone for a quick call. Don’t forget your guest count determines your budget so you want to make sure everyone is accounted for at your wedding.
Next week, we will continue with great conversation on planning your wedding. Make sure you are subscribed to the blog so you won’t miss any updates. Directly on the right side of the blog, enter your name and email address to join the celebration.