HOW TO GET GUESTS TO RSVP ON TIME
Isn’t it frustrating when invitees don’t RSVP? Pestering them to respond on time and seeming like the pushy bridezilla is something you don’t want to be associated in.
Here are some ways on how you can get your guests to RSVP without losing your cool.
SEND INVITES ON TIME
To ensure a successful event, make sure that you send out the invitations on time to give your guests an ample amount of time to clear their schedule and respond.
If you are sending out a wedding invitation, you should be able to distribute those 8 weeks before the big date.
If you are to distribute invitations for a birthday party, those should be sent out 3 weeks before the event.
Remember that the RSVP date should be bold and should somehow give your guests the sense of urgency to respond on time.
WHAT IS RSVP?
Not everyone knows the meaning of RSVP. This acronym stands for the French phrase ‘répondez s’il vous plaît’.
You can opt to use a different wording other than RSVP. Just simply put ‘Please respond on or before (date)’ or ‘Kindly respond by (date).’
GIVE THEM A CALL
Finalizing the headcount is crucial since the caterer needs to be informed beforehand and the seating needs to be carefully planned. If the guests have not yet mailed their RSVP or have not gotten in touch with you a few days before the RSVP date, this is your chance to give them a call and ask whether they can make it to the event or not.
Everybody is online these days. Using an online invitation service is more practical and easier even if they aren’t as formal as that of a paper invitation. There are numerous choices to use even a Facebook event is very much accepted and popular now. More importantly, evites are easier for guests to reply to and the best part about it is that the hassle of mailing and the cost of having these done, printed and mailed are no longer a problem because an evite is free!
With these easy steps, you won’t be having to worry about getting them to répondez.