Australian bride-to-be is struggling to get her own family to RSVP to her wedding

Bride-to-be begs for advice after struggling to get her own family to RSVP to her wedding on time – so what would you do?

  • A bride-to-be has struggled with getting her own family to RSVP to her wedding 
  • She asked family on multiple occasions to join her on the biggest day of her life 
  • But the woman has not heard back from her family – so what should she do?

A bride-to-be has shared her struggle of getting her own family to RSVP to her wedding after making multiple attempts to contact them. 

The Australian woman said she and her groom-to-be have asked family members on several occasions to join them on celebrating their big day – but they have yet to hear from them.

‘How do I continue to chase family RSVPS… when we’ve chased them and they’ve not replied? What are the next steps?’ the stressed bride wrote in a Facebook group.

A bride-to-be has shared her struggle of getting her own family to RSVP to her wedding despite making several attempts to contact them (stock image)


Should the bride continue to chase family for RSVPs?

  • Yes 0 votes
  • No, don’t bother 1 votes

Her post was met with mixed responses, with some urging her to ‘stop chasing.’

‘Don’t chase them, just go about your special day. Don’t ever chase someone to spend your money on,’ one wrote, while another added: ‘Don’t chase, if they wanted to be there, your wedding would be a priority, they would have sent it back.’

But one person asked what the bride and groom should do if a guest who didn’t RSVP decided to show up on the day.

Another bride-to-be who’s also in a similar situation suggested: ‘I’m thinking of being snarky and making name cards that just say “I didn’t RSVP” in the name spot on our seating cards.’

However, many suggested the bride-to-be should issue an ultimatum demanding an immediate response or their family can expect no seating at the wedding.

‘Inform them that if you do not receive an rsvp or hear from them by a specific date, then there will be no seat available for them and they won’t be able to attend. Be firm. It’s very rude of them,’ one woman said.

‘If they show up anyhow, turn them away. Say “I’m sorry, but you did not RSVP. There isn’t a space for you”.’

One suggested: ‘If it’s family they will assume you know they’re coming. As frustrating as it is to follow them up its worth the phone call to check in with them. They’ve probably been caught up in the excitement and haven’t explicitly communicated that they’re coming.’

Another woman joked: ‘Tell them to bring a chair and a sandwich as they have not been catered for or don’t come at all. Not RSVPing to anything but especially a wedding is the height of rudeness and inconsideration.’ 

Others shared their own stories after they had to deal with recipients failing to respond to their wedding invitations.

‘After several reminders, we directly messaged or called and they said they were coming – but they didn’t even show up in the end, wasn’t impressed at all,’ one said.


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