The percentage of guests that RSVP no to a wedding invitation can vary. On average, about 10-15% of guests will not attend a wedding. This number may be higher or lower depending on the size of the guest list and the type of event. If the wedding is a destination wedding, the percentage of guests that RSVP no may be higher since some people may not be able to make the trip.

What does RSVP mean?

RSVP is an acronym for “répondez, s’il vous plaît,” which is French for “please respond.” When you receive an invitation to a wedding, you may be asked to RSVP to let the hosts know whether or not you will be able to attend. If you are unable to attend, you may also be asked to provide a reason why.

How do you RSVP?

When you receive a wedding invitation, it will include an RSVP card. This is your opportunity to let the hosts know if you plan on attending the wedding. To RSVP, simply fill out the card and mail it back to the address provided.

How far in advance should wedding guests RSVP?

It is generally considered proper etiquette for wedding guests to RSVP at least two weeks in advance of the wedding. This gives the bride and groom time to finalize their guest list and make necessary arrangements. However, if a guest is unable to commit to attending the wedding that far in advance, it is still considered polite to RSVP as soon as possible.

Who do wedding guests RSVP to?

Wedding guests typically RSVP to the person who is hosting the wedding. The host is usually the bride’s parents, although it can also be the groom’s parents, the bride and groom, or a close friend or relative. 

If you are the one hosting the wedding, you may have your name on the RSVP card. However, if someone else is footing the bill or helping to plan the wedding, their name may be on the RSVP card instead. If in doubt, it’s always best to check with the person who sent you the invitation to find out who to RSVP to.

What does the ‘m’ stand for in RSVP?

Many response cards will have an “M” and a line right after it. The statement is included to help you get started with your response in keeping with a more formal wedding tradition. No matter what title you like to use—Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss—the “M” stands for the first letter of that name.

What should wedding guests’ RSVP cards say?

The RSVP card is where you indicate whether or not you will be able to attend the wedding. If you are unable to attend, you can simply write “Regrets” on the card. If you are able to attend, you will need to fill out your name and how many people will be coming with you. You may also need to indicate whether or not you will be attending the rehearsal dinner. If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to note that as well.

How do you address RSVP envelopes?

When addressing RSVP envelopes for a wedding, you will need to include the name of the person or family who is invited, as well as their address. You will also need to include a stamped self-addressed envelope so that the guests can return their RSVP cards. If you are inviting a plus-one, be sure to include their name on the envelope as well.