If you've ever been to a party or event, chances are you've had to RSVP. RSVP stands for "Répondez, s'il vous plaît," or "Please reply." And you may now understand how it might be used to create a better planning experience. The RSVP system is a tool for managing invites and keeping track of responses from attendees. When you send out invitations, you will include an RSVP card or envelope with the invitation. Guests are asked to return the RSVP card (or envelope) with their response as soon as possible. This allows the host to keep track of how many guests will be attending your wedding, and it also helps you plan for the correct amount of food, drink, and seating. If you're not sure if you can make it to an event, it's always best to RSVP anyway and let the host know that you may be late or need to leave early. That way, they can plan accordingly.
Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, and one of the most daunting tasks is keeping track of all the RSVPs. Here are a few tips to help you manage your RSVPs and make sure everyone is accounted for:
Use our wedding planning app to keep track of who has RSVP'd and who hasn't. This will help you stay organized and keep track of any changes or updates.
Send out reminders a few weeks before the deadline. This will help prompt any guests who may have forgotten to RSVP.
Follow up with guests who haven't RSVP'd. A simple phone call or email can often jog their memory and get you the information you need.
By following these simple tips, you can make sure managing your RSVPs is one less thing you have to worry about as you're planning your big day.
So, you've sent out the invitations for your big party and you're eagerly awaiting RSVPs to start rolling in. But then, the days start to tick by and you still haven't heard from half of your guest list. Now you're wondering what to do if someone doesn't RSVP.
The first thing to do is not panic. It's possible that the person simply lost the invitation or forgot to respond. Try giving them a call or sending a reminder email a few days before the event. If they still don't respond, don't take it personally. You can always plan to have a few extra people show up just in case, but don't go overboard. After all, the more people you invite, the more food and drink you'll need to buy - and that can quickly put a dent in your budget.
At the end of the day, just remember that not everyone will RSVP on time (or at all). Do your best to plan ahead, but try not to stress too much about it. After all, the most important thing is that you have a good time.
Do you have any RSVP horror stories? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our wedding planning app to help you stay organized and on top of your RSVPs. Happy planning!