Invitations and RSVPs

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Newbee

I would put rsvp a week before your final head count that way you have a week to contact anyone who didnt respond. I would even do 1.5-2 weeks ahead of time if you are having a larger wedding (more time to get a hold of people).

As for mailing your invites, mid August – early Sept. Unless you are inviting anyone who would have to travel I would let them know a head of time (6 months out for anyone having to go to another country; 4-5 months for someone out of state).

Just my opinon, I could be totally wrong lol

RSVP Sept. 26th; sent date: Aug 15th. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would send the invitations the week of August 4th with an RSVP date of September 27th.  That will give your guests time to receive them and about 8 weeks to respond.  I would start calling the week of September 29th and give people time to get back to you before October 6th.

Post # 4
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Newbee

My wedding is 10-25-14, but my headcount is due 10-3-14 (seems early, but it is what it is I guess).  I did an RSVP of 9-26-14, since some RSVPs are coming from out of the country and in talking to friends who were married recently many people put the RSVP in the mail on the date it is due.  Also, our room blocks are only being held until 10-3-14, so this will hopefully force people to decide before that date!

I plan to send my invitations out in mid July, probably this weekend or the next weekend but we have a lot of out of town guests.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My wedding is 10.17.14 and I’m planning on sending them out by August 8 (we didn’t do Save the Dates), and having an RSVP date of September 26 on there. I am ordering them next week!

Although the venue doesn’t need numbers until a week before, it’ll give me time to contact those who didn’t RSVP so I am not scrambling. Also, it’ll allow me time to make up the food escort cards.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would sent out your invites now and have them RSVP by September 12th or 19th so you have some time to track people down who are not responding (a lot of people leave it til last minute – it’s a pain) and have time to make all your place cards, figure out how many favours, how many tables and centerpieces and all that and figure out your final numbers and costs. Make Wedding month as smooth sailing as possible.  You don’t want to get stressed out. 

If you are having people from out of town, it takes time for their invites to get them and they need time to make arrangements or figure out their schedules to make it to your wedding.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i think a mid-september rsvp deadline would be good, so i’d have invites sent by late july/early august.

when my rsvp deadline came, i had a lot of guests who i hadn’t heard from. we wasted no time contacting everyone to get a response, but some people took their sweet time letting us know. it was so frustrating! i was glad that i gave myself an extra cushion of time between the rsvp date and the final headcount date so i wasn’t freaking out over seating charts, escort cards, etc….

Post # 8
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Wannabee

We are getting married on October 11th, with a final headcount due on October 4th.  I’m going to set my RSVP date for September 21st, so that I can have two weeks to track people down.

Ours are completely online or by phone, so if you’re doing mail in response cards, I would not choose a Sunday as your RSVP date, and I would set it a few days earlier, to account for people who mail the card on the RSVP date.  We are inviting just over 80 parties (170 people), so two weeks should be plenty of time to track down their RSVPs.  If you are inviting more, I would set the date earlier. 

Typically invitations are sent 6-8 weeks early, so we are sending ours out sometime between August 16th and 30th.  (Probably closer to the 16th because I am getting super impatient and just want to send them all out as soon as possible!)  

Now, how exciting is it that we are all getting married so soon!?  (Finishing the invitations and having my first dress fitting is making this wedding oh so real!) 

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