A wedding, by right, is meant to be a joyous and memorable occasion. All too often, however, couples have to deal with guests that do not reply to their wedding invitations at all. This can be very irritating!
Many couples that have planned their wedding will be able to tell you how challenging and stressful wedding planning can be. The last thing you need is to run after people to find out if they are going to be attending your wedding or not.
Even though we are dealing with a world that currently has so many ways available to communicate you are still going to have those guests that quite simply do not reply to your invite on time or at all.
In this article, I am going to share sample wording templates for RSVP reminder messages so that you can obtain your finalized wedding guest list.
RSVP Reminder Wording Examples
Gentle Reminders Before RSVPs are Due
Even before your RSVPs are due to come back you are still able to send subtle reminders to your guests urging them to respond to your invitation. These can be sent via email, what’s app, or even text message.
Did you know that RSVP stands for répondez s’il vous plaît which is “please respond” in French?
Although your guests do not need to give you an answer right away it is quite simply a reminder that the due date for their RSVP response is coming up soon.
Here are some ways in which you can gently word messages to remind guests that an RSVP is going to be needed soon. These reminders can be posted on your social media, or wedding update website texted, or sent via what’s app.
Here is an example of RSVP reminder wording for your social media post or wedding website update:
The day is fast approaching, and we cannot contain our excitement. We are looking forward to spending our magical day with our dear friends and family. We would like to remind our guests that they can RSVP via our website or by contacting us directly.
Another option to try can be:
Our menu has been finalized and we are so excited knowing that we are a few weeks away from our wedding day. Please don’t forget to choose your meal of choice when you RSVP! To RSVP simply go to our wedding website or contact us directly.
Reminders for the RSVP Deadline
A lot of the couples may start stressing as they realize that they only have half or less of their responses in and there are only a few weeks or even days left to go before their wedding day. It is important to keep your cool and post reminders to all those who have yet to RSVP. This will help them to remember that time is running out to reply.
Now it is time to send reminders such as:
Our big day is nearly here! RSVPs are due by the 1st of October. Remember that you can RSVP via our wedding website or reach out to us personally. We are so excited to spend our special day with our family and friends!
You can also try:
Our October wedding is nearly here, and we cannot contain our excitement. A friendly reminder to all those who may not have RSVP’d yet to please let us know if you will be attending. If you don’t have access to the Internet, you are welcome to give us a call. We can’t wait to see you all!
Reminders for Late RSVPs
The RSVP date for the wedding has passed and there are still a few guests who have not RSVP’d to the wedding. This is an all-too-common occurrence in today’s modern and busy world but still extremely frustrating to the bridal couple.
Now is the time to reach out directly to the people who have not responded to the RSVP date and ask them directly if they are going to be attending your wedding.
If you decide to send a text message to those who have not responded, then consider using the following wording:
Hi Sam. I hope you are well! We just wanted to check to see if you have received our wedding invitation and if you will be attending? The wedding is this Saturday, and we need to give our vendors a final headcount. Please could you let us know if you can make it as soon as possible? Looking forward to your response.
Other Tips to Remind Your Wedding Guests to RSVP
# 1 Make the RSVP Date Visible on The Invitation
Always make sure that you have marked the RSVP date clearly on your wedding invitation. Another good idea is to give the guest a multitude of ways in which to reply such as through a website, via what’s app, text message, or telephone. In these technology-driven times, couples are mostly using online methods to collect RSVPs.
# 2 Send RSVP Reminders Regularly
It is a common occurrence for people to forget about or miss the RSVP deadline. Bear in mind that they are more than likely not doing this on purpose and sometimes life gets in the way of things. RSVP reminders are one of the best ways to remind your guests of the impending deadline.
# 3 Mention Food!
Food glorious food! This is a great trick in which to improve your guest’s response time! Asking your guests to pick the meal that they want will intrigue and allow them to find the time to click onto your wedding website and choose the meal of their choice while at the same time RSVP’ing.
The Last Resort
If your guests have not RSVP’d and the deadline has passed, then get one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen to contact them directly and ask for an immediate response to the invitation. If you send a text message it is highly possible that it could be missed, and you will not get a response.
Always make sure that whoever phones the guest must be as polite as possible. If the guest is still not sure if they can attend allow them a further 24 hours to respond. If you have no response after that then it is time to finalize your guest list without them on it.