Scenario: your RSVP deadline has almost arrived and your guest list still has a few or more ‘maybes’. If you don’t want to wait and see if your guests will act on their own, there are a few tried and true ways to remind your guests to RSVP to your wedding. Try one (or all) of these methods and you’re sure to get responses ASAP.
Here’s how to remind your guests to RSVP to your wedding.
Put your wedding website to use
Your wedding website is a digital hub where all of the details about your big day will live and tell your guests everything they need to know - including RSVP details. If you want to give your friends and relatives a reminder that the RSVP deadline is coming up, think about adding it to your homepage or bolding the information on your FAQ page. Keep in mind that this is the most subtle approach, so you may want to double down and opt for one of the other suggestions, too.
Send out an email
Keep things digital and send an e-blast to all of your guests who have yet to RSVP. You don’t have to pen a lengthy letter to remind your guests to RSVP to your wedding, simply a short reminder along with a link to your RSVP page (if you’re handling your guest list online). P.S. you can also do this via text or social media, but don’t spam your guests by using all three.
Ask your inner circle to lend a helping hand
If you’ve got a few stragglers who haven’t responded to your invitations, you can delegate the task of calling or texting each person to a trustworthy bridesmaid, groomsman or family member. You’ll probably need one or two people on the job if there are more than a handful of RSVP reminders to dole out.
So, you’ve still got some ‘maybes’ on your guest list at the eleventh hour? Well, you may have to put yourself to work to remind your guests to RSVP to your wedding. Personally calling your nearest and dearest will let them know that you mean business when it comes to your RSVP deadline.
Make an announcement
If you don’t have the time to personally call everyone to remind your guests to RSVP to your wedding - totally understandable, you’re in planning mode! - you can make announcements at one (or all) of your pre-wedding events. For example, at your engagement party, bridal shower or bachelorette bash you may want to slip it into a speech or add it to some signage.