Post # 1
The wedding is October 12th. We put on for the invites the RSVP date of Sept 21st. I mailed them today and now my mom is saying it wasn’t a good idea. The guests will either not RSVP or forget the date after they RSVP. Ugh. Now I’m stressed about it! All I wanna do now is take coat hanger and fish them out of the mailbox!
Post # 3
@peachbaby4008: Eh. I find even when you send stuff like that out “on time” people still dont’ get back to you. I think that period is fine!!
Post # 4
Well its not too early I plan on mailing mines in January so you are only about two weeks early.
Post # 5
@peachbaby4008: The worst thing that will happen is you might have to chase down a few RSVPs after the deadline, MAYBE a small handful of no-shows, but that happens to everyone, regardless of when they send their invites out.
Post # 6
I think that’s fine, I love getting advance notice of events, your guests will be happy too. They can plan their days off of work/vacation, etc. Don’t stress, you did just fine!
Post # 7
I do not think its too early. The wedding is about 3 weeks after the RSVP date – people will not forget about the date dont worry!
Post # 9
We’re date twins and I’m mailing mine next week. My RSVP date is a week earlier than yours (we have a large b-list!) I think its totaly fine!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I sent mine earlier than that, and it was fine!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley
I wouldn’t think it was weird if I got an invitation 2.5 months before a wedding. In fact, I’d much prefer that to the 6 week out time line some go by.
Post # 12
@peachbaby4008: I don’t know exactly what the etiquette is, but couldn’t you print up (on nice paper) a friendly reminder and send it only to those who have not RSVP’d by the end of August.
Something like “Just a friendly reminder! It has come to our attention that we may have mailed our wedding invitations a little early. Oops! We apologize and hope that you will respond with your RSVP by Sept. 21st”
Post # 13
I think its fine– we’re the first weekend of Nov, and we’re mailing ours by Mid August. I would not find it weird to get an October invite in the mail now…
Post # 14
Due to the timing of my daughter’s December 20th wedding date, we did not do STDs and instead are mailing invitations the day after Labor Day (1st week of September.) The caterer is requiring confirmation three weeks before the event, so we set the deadline for November 20th, to give us a week to round up stragglers. That may seem early to some people, but we felt it would help families make their holiday plans, since most will have to travel.
Post # 15
You’re totally fine! Mine is a ways from home so I mailed mine 2 weeks ago. Wedding is 10/13 and the RSVP deadline is 9/13. I’ve got 15-20 response cards back already so it sounds like you’re right on target with your timing. 🙂
Post # 16
My wedding is 9/21 and I sent them out 7/15 with an 8/21 RSVP – I need time to organize that seating chart!!