Planning a wedding can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful, especially if you’re not sure how many guests you’re planning for. Many guests don’t RSVP right away and can make you wait until the last minute before letting you know whether they’re attending or not. This can leave you without enough food, favors and with little patience. Here are 3 great ways to get your guests to RSVP sooner.
Allow Guests to RSVP via Your Wedding Website
One way to get guests to confirm their attendance is to allow them to RSVP via your wedding website. This is more convenient for them, since they don’t have to mail off their RSVP, and they can say “yes” or “no” with the click of a button. Make sure everyone receives the URL to the wedding website either on your invitations or personally.
Follow Up Via Email
Another great way to get a faster RSVP is to follow up via email. Send a group announcement to your guests that you’re choosing food options and that you need to know who is attending and who won’t be attending. Usually, this is enough to make your guests RSVP faster.
Give Them a Call
Finally, if you still haven’t heard back from a few guests and you don’t know whether to plan for their attendance or not, just give them a call. It could have slipped their minds or they got distracted and simply haven’t thought of sending back their RSVP yet. Give them a call to find out whether or not they’re attending.
Using these tricks to get your guests to RSVP quicker can make your wedding planning go a little more smoothly.