Friday, April 9, 2010

The RSVPs Are In!

As you may remember, Stephen and I broke the rules by sending out our invites earlier than usual and also requesting our RSVPs a couple months sooner than is customary. Well, let me say now that I am so happy we didn’t listen to the naysayers and did it our way, because it has worked out perfectly!

Our numbers are in, and I feel so relaxed being able to complete our seating chart, room layout, favor purchases, and so on, well ahead of time. No last-minute scrambling for this busy bride!


While we did have to call a couple people who forgot to RSVP, and have allowed for the possibility of last-minute changes farther down the line, we’re excited to share our day with the 71 special friends and family members who can make it. I love the way the numbers worked out, and know we’ll have the intimate, personal wedding we dreamed of, without the guest list being too small for a good party.

Plus, the numbers came in under the 80-100 guests we budgeted for, so that means either savings or more money to spend in other areas. Photo booth, anyone?

If you’ve started getting RSVPs, how do you feel about the way the guest list is shaping up? Have you had any concerns about your wedding being too large or too small for your liking?

(Photo Credit: Heather Warren)

11 comments:

  1. Too large... I wish we could cut off RSVPs today
    "Sorry, I know the deadline is a week away, but we really only wanted 77 guests... see you later!"

    Think it'd work ;)?

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  2. We mailed our invites on Monday and got 3 RSVP's back already yesterday! However they were from Kristian's sister, grandmother and my bridesmaid so they were all obvious yes's but still exciting. We invited 117 and I'm really hoping to keep it under 100, fingers crossed!

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  3. Kudos on sending them out earlier than customary. I never understood why anyone would want the stress of finalizing seating charts, escort cards and favors in the 2 weeks before your wedding. This way, you'll have plenty of time. Smart move.
    We're sending our invites out in 2 weeks and hopefully the replies will be in a month before the wedding but I'm still a little worried about having to make the awkward "so... you haven't RSVP'ed yet..." phone calls, so I'm hoping people will be fast to reply. Wishful thinking, I know.

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  4. So glad this worked out well for you! I'm sure the peace of mind is worth going against what others said. We won't be sending out invites for almost another year, but I may have to follow in your footsteps!

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  5. That's wonderful! I think I'm going to send invites out early as well :)

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  6. We are sending out invites early, too! Sigh, I wish our guest list was about half of what it is . . . but then I remember that I get to share our day with everyone I love, and that makes it worth it! Probably no photobooth for us, though :(

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  8. RSVP's were a pain for us. Glad you've got it done nice and early!

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  9. I just hope that everyone follows the RSVP. It's getting near and I can feel the excitement too. I can't wait for more updates.

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  10. I need to get started on my invitations already so that I can send them out next month! But woohoo!! Way to go girl, for getting them done early!

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  11. Oh, that's so great that you have a lower number. We had a much lower number than expected, but that only meant we added last minute guests...so we actually are falling almost exactly where I had planned for - 196 and the venue holds 202. I have a post about this in a few days ;)

    I say do the photobooth if you saved money!!!

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