We sent out our invites end of June for our early September wedding. Our "respond by" date is in 6 days and we are still waiting on about 45% of responses. Of course, we included a return address and stamp on our RSVP cards, and we also have them as postcards so our guests don't even need to lick an envelope. They just need to fill it out and throw in the mailbox! I'm trying to give people the benefit of the doubt that they are just trying to finalize things/decide for sure if they can make it, but we sent STD's 9 months ago including the location of our wedding (it's not a destination wedding, but for most of our guests is about a one hour drive or train ride), so they had time to plan and figure out/decide if they could make it or not. It really annoys me too because many of the friends/cousins we're still waiting on responses from have gotten married within the past three years, so they should know from planning a wedding themselves that it's nicer to receive a response soon, instead of waiting until the last minute. Even FH's uncle has not yet responded, and we heard he's been complaining to people about how "he doesn't know how he'll get there," when he's a grown man and has enthusiastically attended other family member's weddings where he had to travel. I know I'm being a bit crazy as there are 6 days left (and of course I will wait until then to politely follow-up with people), and I swear any responses we receive within these 6 days I completely "forgive" them. But it's so annoying and stressful as there's other things besides the count for the venue (like favors and escort cards) that I need a head count for, and I have to travel/be out of town for work the last week of August, so I'm trying to get things finished and settled sooner than later so that I'm not ripping my hair out then. ahh!! Thanks for letting me vent! Can you ladies relate or am I being totally unreasonable? Anyone else dealing with something like this?!