When are you guys asking for your RSVPs back by? We don't need a final head count for the venue until the week of, but I want to make sure I have plenty of time to chase people down if/when needed, as well as plenty of time to do table arangements, placecards, etc. My wedding is April 6th - is 1 month prior too much?
As of right now we're not planning on doing a B-list, but as we get closer to the date if we need to try to scale back, we may need to. We did not send save the dates.
I'm asking for mine back by Feb 1st next year (online RSVPs), sending them at the end of Nov. We're not doing save the dates, and all of our guests are coming in from out of town, so they'll have to book flights and rooms anyways. My wedding is April 26th, this way I'll have plenty of time to adjust things as needed.
I'm an April 2012 bride, and we had an RSVP date of a month before, so March 16th. It gave us plenty of time to track down people who hadn't RSVP'd yet.
The venue wanted a final headcount two weeks prior, so I added a week to give me some time to track down stragglers. Then I made it on a Friday, to give the USPS a few days to work their delivery magic. Our RSVP date is March 22nd for our April 14th wedding.
I am doing a destination wedding and our final head count is due February 15 to our venue. I am sending out invitations in a week (we did STD's in August) and set our RSVP by date at January 18
Hi! We are having a small wedding and lunch reception in Big Sur of about 35 people.
Our wedding is the first week of April and we sent our e-card save the dates already so people could start booking their travel from out of town. The printed invites will go out in January and our RSVPs will be due the last week of February. We wanted a full month beforehand so we could change the menu if we had to.
Our wedding is on the 20th and we're asking RSVPs back by March first. A month and a half seems to be enough time but not too much time
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We're sending invites the first week of January, and then we're requesting an RSVP by the second week in February. We know we're going to have to chase a ton of people down, plus this gives us plenty of time to change our order amounts for alcohol, and allows me to know the official guest count BEFORE ordering all of our tables, chairs, and etc.
Wedding is April 6 and we're asking for them by March 1 (mailing around January 20). It is out of town for everyone and hotel blocks expire on March 5, so I don't want them procrastinating on making hotel reservations. We'll call non-responders starting on March 3 - our RSVPs are all online/by phone, so no mail to wait on
I didn't want to make it much further out than that because I felt like too far out increases the odds of no shows.
I'm going to say April 1. It's an easy date for people to remember (hopefully).. I need to give my venue the count by the 10th.. so it'll give me some time to track people down.
March 16th--the last day I can make any floral changes.
Well initially I was thinking about Mar 1 for April 6th wedding, now maybe I'll push it up a week since the hotel block deadline is Feburary 28th.
Our wedding is April 20. Our venue wants final head count 10 days prior. Our RSVP date is March 22.
Our RSVP date is March 1st, and the invites are going out the first week of January.
We are sending out first week of January as well and the RSVP date is February 15th.. We have a lot of people coming from out of town.. Plus I like to try to get everything done early.. Figure less stressful for me :)
I am sending my invitations out around February 15. Our venue wants our final number on April 6, so I'm asking for RSVP's back by March 25. That will give us a few days to track down the delinquents. :-)
My wedding is not until June, but after reading all the posts here about delinquent RSVPers, I am making my RSVP date sooner rather then later, like 6 weeks before the wedding, so if people are two weeks late I still have time to make seating charts etc
In didn’t send STDs so I’ve opted to send out invited the first week of Jan (going to the post office tomorrow!) with an RSVP date of March 1st. Our hotel block closes March 5th so this gives the later responders a little bit of extra time for the hotel, plus it gives me just over a month to track people down, do my seating chart, and create escort cards etc.
Sending invites out on Monday (Jan 7)
Hotel block due Feb 26
RSVP due March 6
Our wedding is April 27th and we picked April 8th to RSVP by, it gives us a little time to track people down without being too early.
Mailing invites Feb 18
Hotel block expires March 8
RSVP date March 16
Wedding April 6
We DID send out save the dates so I'm sending out invites closer to the wedding. I'm leaving roughly a month to get the RSVPs back and two weeks to call people who didn't respond before final numbers are due a week before the ceremony (whew!). I wish the hotel block was available thru the RSVP date but its a busy time in Savannah and bridal blocks don't get the TLC they might in other cities. Luckily there are many hotels in the area if our block is no longer an option.
At some point I started to get really confused about the timing of the whole invitation process because it seemed like different websites were suggesting VASTLY different time frames so we just went with what made the most sense to us as opposed to trying to adhere to what was considered traditional.
Mailing invites as soon as they get here and are assembled and addressed. This should be around the end of this month. Our wedding is April 6th, so we're asking for RSVPs by March 6th. Hopefully only giving people about a month to respond will make them decide quickly so we can get final numbers to our caterer as early as possible!
My wedding is April 20 and we are asking for RSVPs by March 15. There are a good 20 I expect won't have RSVPed either way so that gives me time to call and check.
We are hoping to mail our invitations by the beginning of February. RSVPs are due by March 30 and the wedding is April 27th. I thought 4 weeks before would be good for the planner in me. After I paid for everything, I googled, and it turns out that RSVPs should be due 2-3 weeks before the wedding. I am so glad other people are asking for RSVPs 4-6 weeks in advanced too. 2-3 weeks would make me too paranoid for the last minute guest. We did not send save the dates because we got engaged in December 2012 and are only having family members at the wedding.
I plan on sending out the invites the last week of January. They should be receiving them of course by the end of the first week of February. I made my RSVP date Saturday March 2nd.
My wedding is 4/13/13, its said to send out invited 8 weeks before so that is like Feb 16th, and my RSVP date is MArch 16th!!
I am getting married on April 13. I Mailed invites on Feb 1. With RSVP requested by March 1. This will give me time to send a second round of invites to people.
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