You shouldn't have to beg. After all you have invited them to a wonderful celebration complete with delicious meal, lovely music, and sometimes freebies to take home! And you asked so nicely:
The favour of a reply is requested by
October 4, 2008
or so cutely (from a current client and reader!):
What is it that makes otherwise wonderful people behave so rudely? I have some thoughts:
- They assume that you know they're coming.
- The response date is too early.
- They don't want to say No.
Please respond for goodness sake! The card is filled out, addressed, and stamped. Technically you should be handwriting a reply on your personal stationery. After all, you are not running for office - you have a moment to drop it in the mail! If you can't make it - just say so. The couple will live.
A word to brides:
You probably don't need to know 2 months in advance. The caterer does not need that much notice and some guests don't know their schedule that far in advance. If you have a large out-of-town contingent, I'm sure you sent save the dates! A super early date makes people procrastinate.
You are not alone - RSVP tracking is one of the most popular services Isha Foss Events offers. And alas, some just will not respond. You could always inject some humor into your response card (from another current client):