How soon did you..

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
7568 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

It really depends on when your numbers are due. I would give them a few days to a week and then start calling.

Post # 4
964 posts
Busy bee

I think I gave them a week and a half. I had a few people RVSVP late, but the majority just said “Oh! I forgot! Yes we’re coming!” when I contacted them.

Post # 5
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Quicksand:  We’re not there yet, but I plan to start calling people that day. We’re sending our invitations out a bit early, so they will have about 6-7 weeks from getting the invitation to the RSVP deadline.

Post # 6
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I gave them a week after the deadline, then started calling.

Post # 7
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i think most people responded and those that didn’t we assumed weren’t coming lol

Post # 8
7740 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think we gave people a week. We did have quite a few trickle in after the deadline so I assume people waited until that date to mail it.

Post # 9
9167 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I waited for 4-5 days after the deadline, in case our guests are flaky but well-intentioned like my husband and me and sent it in around the deadline.

Post # 11
8949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We gave everybody a week. Mail can be slow, people forget.

Post # 12
20 posts

i would not  contact anyone until the day after the RSVP deadline. I had a bride ( that I wasn’t very close to) call me 4 days before the RSVP deadline asking me what my answer was in an irritated kind of tone.  In my mind, I still had time and I thougth why is this crazy lady calling me like I did something wrong?    At that point, if you are going to make personal call, why even send an RSVP card…..

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