Post # 1
So, our invites were supposed to be here last week but because of a mix-up at the printer they will be here next week. I understand what happened and I am not too worried about that part. One problem though. They will get here next week and be sent out next week. The RSVP deadline is June 10th. Exactly one month before the wedding. We have to have it that early because we need time to track down the “failure to RSVP’s”, order number senstitive things, and finalize everything with vendors.
Here is where I really get worried. Effectively people will only have a month to RSVP. While I don’t see it actually taking people a month to decide, I do worry that it isn’t enough time for them. They all (or most) got Save The Dates so they KNOW when the wedding is. I just know that 3 months is the typical time frame. Especially since we have a most Out of Town (and state) guest list.
Is this as mig of a problem as I feel like it is?
Post # 3
No, it’s not a big deal at all. The biggest risk with sending them late is that people will already have made other plans. But since you sent out Save-The-Date Cards, that takes care of that.
On the flip side, sending them too early means they are likely to be put aside/ignored/lost, and actually reduces the odds that you’ll get the RSVPs back.
Also, next week is still mid-April, so they should have more like 5-6 weeks, right? That is PLENTY of time!! I’ve never heard of a 3-month guideline. I’m assuming that is an old guideline used before ‘save the dates’ became popular.
Don’t sweat it! You’re fine.
Post # 4
We just got an invitation to a wedding that’s in a month and a week, and they gave 2 weeks to RSVP. I think you’ll be okay, especially since you sent out Save-The-Date Cards. I actually have heard more often sending invites 2 months ahead o f time- in which case you’re perfectly okay.
(We’re having a similar timeline to yours, send out invites next week, allow a little over a month to RSVP, and then a little over a month till to the wedding from that deadline)
Post # 5
more than enough time!! don’t stress, hedgie =)
Post # 6
My wedding is July 10, and my RSVP deadline is June 10. I am planning sending my invites out no later than May 2, and that’s 6 weeks. Personally I think that’s enough time, especially since we sent out save the dates. I’ve receive invites with a lot less time than that!
Post # 7
Actually, invites are often sent off 6-8 weeks ahead of time, so a quick RSVP deadline is fine, especially since you sent out STDs!