Post # 1
I’m just typing out my RSVP cards now. My wedding is July 10 and I am requesting a response by June 5; is this too early? Also, what day of the week is your deadline? I figure my deadline would be a Saturday since we are getting married on a Saturday.
Post # 3
I think that would be fine. Mine response date was a month before the wedding. It should be a few weeks before you really NEED them for the caterer or anything since you might have to track some people down.
Post # 4
For our June 26th wedding, we are requesting RSVPs by May 28! We feel like that gives us time to allow some to arrive late and still time to call before we have to turn in final numbers.
Post # 5
My wedding is June 19th and I am requesting replies on May 15th. A little early, yes, but we have a TON of out of town guests, and whether or not they all say yes or no has huge budget implications for us, so the sooner I know, the better.
Post # 6
Our wedding was February 27th and our RSVP deadline was January 20th, five weeks (well, actually, one month and one week) before the wedding. Also, wedding was a Saturday, RSVP deadline was a Wednesday.
Post # 7
Our wedding is May 14 and I requested them back March 14 (2 months). We figured it would give us enough time for late people and also enough time to order the right amount of favors, order the right amount of cardstock for the menus and escort cards, etc. I think typically people do it a month in advance, but I think whatever fits your specific situation is always best. I just personally didn’t want to be rushing to finish things all in the last few weeks – it has worked out fine so far 🙂
Post # 8
My daughter’s wedding is June 19, her response card requests a reply by May 1. I was worried it was a little early, but I have a feeling we will have to track a few people down in order to get their reply! She also has a few people she wants to invite if she gets a lot of ‘no’s’, and she thinks she will have time to put those invitations in the mail without hurt feelings.
Post # 9
Mine is September 25th and I am asking for RSVPs by September 25th!
Post # 10
We need our catering numbers in a MONTH before the wedding (!!!) We’re actually cutting it pretty close by requesting 6 weeks before. I’m a bit nervous that we’ll have trouble contacting any stragglers in time…
Post # 11
exactly a month… i have to give the catered 3 weeks notice on head count so i need to allow myself time to call/track down people who havent responded
Post # 12
Standard is one month before. That’s what we did, and I would stick to that. It’s plenty of time to contact late responses, and it’s not too early to fear people needing to change their minds (which is a possibility if you request a reply too early … some people are just weird like that).
Post # 13
We are getting married on June 6, and we asked to have replies back by May 22. I really should have given myself an extra week, not sure what I was thinking. We are having a smallish wedding though, so hopefully I will not have to track down too many people.
Post # 14
Hm… my wedding is May 15th and I request to know by April 30th.
I guess I’m cutting it closer than most… oops!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i’m doing 2 months before. i know its crazy early, but i figure if people don’t have their plane tickets by then, then they probably aren’t coming! plus I have some numbers due at the 1.5 month mark..
Post # 16
My family is notoriously awful about RSVPs.. as are my friends.. so I’m doing 1 month.. that will give me a couple weeks to call everyone before I have to freak out about the seating chart 🙂