Post # 1
We are having a semi-destination wedding. 90% will be from OOT. We were going to send out our invites in mid-February (please tell me if you think that’s crazy). But I don’t know when to ask for the RSVP by. I need to give final numbers to my caterer 2 weeks before hand and I wanted to give myself at least a week after the deadline in case I needed to call non-responders so I was thinking about 3 weeks beforehand, does that sound right?
Post # 3
Either 3 or 4. I decided to do 4 weeks prior so that I would have 2 weeks to get the stragglers called.
Post # 4
Mid-Feb seems a bit early for invites to a June wedding. have you decided against STDs?
Post # 5
That sounds fine but I did 1 month before….. People will mail their RSVPs on the last day and you may not get it until a week later. I gave a week’s grace and then I started calling. Just my experience.
Post # 6
@magilnyc: I was going to send STDS in January and then invites in April, but b/c its destination everyone (wedding planner included) recommended mid-february for regular invites, so no stds.
ETA: But like really is that crazy early given the circumstances????
Post # 7
I would do a month prior. It gives you lots of time to track down the people who don’t RSVP. I also think February is a good time to send them out, since it gives people ample time to book hotels, etc.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - The Royal Park Hotel
We’re in the same boat as you, and are following the same mailing/RSVP schedule: invites mailed mid-January, RSVP deadline a month prior to the wedding. Our caterer also needs the final head count 2 weeks before the wedding, so this allows for a 1 week grace period and 1 week to make the calls. But, we won’t need to do the latter, amirite? *wishful thinking* 😉
Post # 9
I think mid-feb makes sense since you are doing a destination wedding. I’m having a DW and sending my invites out 5 months in advance.