How many weeks did you leave for you RSVP?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How many weeks did you leave between the RSVP final date and your wedding?
    Less than 2 weeks : (0 votes)
    2-3 Weeks : (12 votes)
    32 %
    4 weeks : (21 votes)
    55 %
    More than 4 weeks : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @leahthehun:  When does your caterer/venue contract your count by? I think mine needs 15 days (with a bit of wiggle room in case any true last minute people come knocking), so I’m going just a litte over 4 weeks because I KNOW my people will RSVP for about a week past the date.

    Post # 4
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @leahthehun:  I just ordered my invites and put down the RSVP date for a month before the wedding so I have time to hunt down people that don’t RSVP lol

    Post # 5
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    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @leahthehun:  I think I left about 3.5 weeks. That gave us enough time to track down the people who didn’t respond, do the seating chart, etc and not feel rushed given everything else that has to be done in the weeks leading up to the day.

    I definitely recommend following up with people you don’t hear from. Most of our non-responders were “no’s,” but there were a few who did RSVP yes and their cards got lost in the mail. Had we not followed up with them, there literally would not have been a place for them to sit at the reception.

    Post # 6
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    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Both my caterer and cake baker require final numbers 30 days. So we will probably do 45 days

    Post # 7
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    895 posts
    Busy bee

    I made mine 3 weeks before the wedding and 1 week before the venue/caterer needs the number. 

    Post # 8
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We had to have final numbers to the caterer 3 weeks before our wedding, and set the RSVP date 4 or 5 weeks before!

    Post # 9
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    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @leahthehun:  We plan on mailing ours out Dec. 7th with an RSVP date of Feb. 1st so that we have a week until our hotel block expires (on feb 8th) and we can remind people of that when we call if they havent RSVPed. Ideally we would probably do one or two weeks later in December to send them but my FI cousin is having a Christmas wedding so we didnt want to send them right before her wedding. 

    Post # 10
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    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Our RSVP date was Sept. 6th and our wedding was Oct. 5th.

    Post # 11
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    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I left one week between final numbers required by the Caters and the RSVP due date. This way I can chase those that have yet to reply. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @leahthehun:  I responded with “more than 4” but only because of my deadlines on getting final guest counts and reception layouts to the venue and caterer.  I wanted a week or so in between the RSVP deadline and the caterer/venue deadlines so I could follow up with people if I needed to.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @leahthehun:  I made my deadline 2 months before my actual wedding.  This way I had plenty of time to do seating charts, get my numbers to my venue, etc.  Since 90% of my guests had to travel & book hotel rooms, the early RSVP wasn’t a problem.

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