Post # 1
My parents want to move back the RSVP date to 6 weeks before the wedding, so that we can invite 2nd tier guests with enough time. (we’re expecting a lot of no’s from my father’s older cousins.) Isn’t that too far away? We’re sending the invites out next week (as soon as I can order them!). Should the RSVP be 4 weeks before or 6 weeks before?
Also – do i need to add the day of the week that the wedding is on? (It’s a sunday, so we don’t want people to get mixed up).
Post # 2
Gwendolyn88: For a Sunday wedding I would suggest putting the day of the week on the invitation.
Did you send out Save the Dates? Does your venue have a limit?
Post # 3
Venue would get full around 80, but doesn’t have a limit, so it’s ok if it’s a couple extra.
We sent out save the dates to only the people on the list. when the cousins cancel, my parents would like to invite their friends, but want them to have enough warning. 6 weeks sounds like way too long for me!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
Gwendolyn88: I don’t think moving the RSVP date back by two weeks is going to hurt anything. Also, I definitely think that having the day of the week really helps if you are not having a Saturday wedding to give people fair warning. I am not a fan of B lists so what we are doing is sending far away invites earlier with a much earlier RSVP by date listed (they are travelling a very long way – it is literally almost 24 hours of flying) but there are only about six with a different date so we can send some more out with 95% of the invitations). However, it sounds like it is a little late to do something like that. I think you need to consider if these people would be offended if they ended up being on the B list if they found out …
Post # 5
thanks for the comments. i will definitely add the sunday date.
but really, 6 weeks RSVP isn’t too early?
Post # 6
Gwendolyn88: 6 weeks wouldn’t bother me.