If you can’t make it to the wedding, you still have to RSVP (on time!). … Wedding etiquette suggests you do your best to include the reason(s) you can’t come, but don’t focus solely on bad news when there’s so much to be happy about.
Is it rude to RSVP no to a wedding?
You’re not obligated to attend, but you should appreciate that they invited you. It makes sense to RSVP no if you simply cannot afford to travel to and from the wedding or in the case of some weddings, take the day off work. … In this case, you should only miss the wedding if an emergency comes up.
What percentage RSVP no to wedding?
There’s no magical formula to determine exactly how many invitees will RSVP “no” (trust us, if we could predict the future for you, we would), but it’s safe to plan for roughly 15 percent of people to decline the invitation (and more like 20–30 percent for a destination wedding).
Are you supposed to RSVP no?
Do you RSVP if you’re not attending? Yes, always. If the host requests a response, it’s because they need to know how many people are coming. Responding to say you can’t make it is more helpful than no response at all.
Does no RSVP mean not coming?
Does no RSVP mean not coming? When someone doesn’t RSVP, as a general rule, it’s safe to assume they aren’t coming. This is true with paper invitations for weddings as well. When people don’t RSVP to a wedding, they aren’t coming.
Is it rude not to attend a wedding?
Attending Would Cause You Emotional Distress
“While you should never feel obligated to attend a wedding you don’t want to be a part of, think carefully if the reason you are using will hold up years later when you look back on it,” Gottsman says.
What percentage of people actually attend a wedding?
Do your own math
“A general overall percentage between 75-85 percent of wedding guests usually attend.” The breakdown: 85 percent of local guests, 55 percent of out-of-town guests, and 35 percent of destination wedding guests will show up, Buckley said.
How long should guests have to RSVP to a wedding?
Assuming you’ve sent your invitations out in time (at least six to eight weeks before your wedding), then give your guests four or five weeks to RSVP. This is plenty of time for people to figure out if they want/are able to attend your wedding, as well as figure out any necessary travel arrangements.
Is it rude to RSVP by text?
Generally speaking, it’s appropriate to respond to the invitation in the same manner as you received it. For instance, if your friend texted you about the birthday celebration he’s hosting next month, it’s appropriate to send a warm, friendly text in response, whether or not you can come.