So we're now a week and a day past our rsvp date, and after calling people we're still waiting on a handful.
Our florist needs a final table count early this week and several other details are waiting on a final count (ordering candy for favors, the floor plan of the room, which will determine where the DJ table will be which will determine what color linen it has, etc).
FI texted one of his friend to find out if she was coming and her response was "I'm trying". Can someone explain to me what the hell that means? I asked him to follow up on that and kindly explain that we need a final count, and he tells me she's the type of person who isn't going to know for sure until the week prior to the wedding. I explained to him all of the details that hinge on the final count and why we need it this early, and it just doesn't seem to make any difference to him. He says even if he tells her we need a final answer now we're not going to get one, but he doesn't exactly give me any idea of what to do with a "maybe".
I know its hard for some of his friends to attend (because they have to travel from Baltimore to Chicago) but doesn't that make it even more important for them to decide in advance if they can make it?
Sorry, just a vent.