How to Follow-Up with Wedding Guests Who Forgot to R.S.V.P. (Politely!)

One mother-of-the-bride faces the most unpleasant task: following up on missed R.S.V.P.s



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Rules of etiquette were created to remind people how to behave well. If everyone followed the guidelines of courtesy, many of the those rules would be unnecessary. If you’re not sure of how to behave, keep the Golden Rule in mind and “Do unto others as you would have them do  unto you.” Unfortunately, some people ignore that adage!

Mother of a Hudson Valley bride asks: “The deadline date for R.S.V.P. for my daughter’s wedding is just around the corner. I’m getting worried, because there are quite a number of guests who have not responded. As the mother of the bride, I assume that it’s my responsibility to deal with this issue, so I need to know if it’s okay for me to call the people who still have not responded.”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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