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Ask the Editor: RSVP Troubles

Mar 16, 2012 04:02PM ● By Anonymous

Question: Help! My wedding is in 10 days. I invited 150 guests, and I’m missing a significant amount of RSVPs. Should I call them individually to ascertain whether they are attending?

Answer: At some point, RSVPing became optional -- I just can't figure out why, particularly for such formal events like a wedding. Enlist the help of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and any extra family members to call or e-mail the missing guests. Some procrastinating guests just can’t get it together to return the RSVP card by the appropriate dates. Take note, future brides, send your invitations early and be prepared to follow-up on verifying your guest list.