Post # 1
I made a little mistake and now I’m stressing. My wedding is on June 9 and we’ll be sending out invites on about six weeks before our wedding – April 25 (when the printers says they will arrive). I set the RSVP deadline for May 9 because our caterer says they need a count by mid-May. I realize now that two weeks is a tight turnaround, but I just didn’t think about it when I set it. I thought 6 weeks was a normal time to send out invites but I think most people set their RSVP dates for two weeks before the wedding.
On the bright side, I did send a STD months ago, so people do know about the wedding and its location.
Should I spend another $80 or so to print and rush new RSVP cards? Or just try to communicate to people that they have until mid-May? Or should I just not stress about it and hope people are okay with just dropping it in the mail when they get it?
Post # 3
I think I set my RSVP deadline 2 weeks before the caterer needed the final count. I think that should be more than enough time for late arrivals and to get a hold of no-answers! I wouldn’t spend that much more to get them re-printed!
Post # 4
Sounds like a reasonable timeline, especially if you already sent out save the dates. Don’t stress!
Post # 5
@paut0012: I gave my people 4 weeks to RSVP. My deadline is tomorrow and I’m missing half of them. So regardless of when your deadline is, you’ll need to expect to make a few phone calls.
Since you sent out save the dates, hopefully they know whether or not they plan to attend and will get back to you. Good luck.
Post # 6
Ladies, you are making me feel way better! Everyone (including my FI and BMs) were gasping at me about the turnaround time. I just really didn’t want to seem rude or inconvenience people. Thanks for you input!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
since you sent out save the dates, don’t stress about a short turnaround
Post # 8
Definitely don’t stress – I think you will be okay. You can have your mom and your groom’s mom just phone immediate family and say the invites will be mailing on that particular day. Your friends and everyone should be okay.
Post # 9
Definately don’t stress. Polite folk send their reply as soon as they receive an invitation, regardless of what “reply-by” date is stated. After all, why wait? In the hopes of getting a better offer from someone else? Even Canada Post usually can deliver an invitation within two weeks, so your guests should all get their invitations in time to drop a reply in the mail the next day and still meet your date.
Post # 10
Wah! Now the printer messed them up. Reprint and wait three days for them again or just send out as is?
Post # 11
Depends how your printer messed them up.
I am split on this one. I have given my guests over a month and I don’t even have half back. It depends on the amount of phone calls you want to make. You’re going to have to make some regardless, so I would say if the printer didn’t mess them up send them out as is. 🙂