Post # 1
I plan to send out my invitations next week. 90% of my guest have a 2+ hr drive so I want to make sure they plan accordingly in order to make it to the wedding and reserve their hotel stays and what not. My question is, what is the appropiate time to request the rsvps back? I’m having an outdoor tented wedding with open buffet but need to plan seating, food, drinks and want to give myself enough time to organize everything.
Post # 4
@MrsPocahontas: when do you need to give your final #’s to your venue? I would give them until 2-3 weeks before that date to give you time to track down errant responses.
Post # 5
I’d want as much time as possible to deal with all the little details, so I say 4 weeks.
Post # 6
Thank you. That’s what I guessed. Just didn’t want to look pushy.
Post # 7
I’m getting married in March, invites out in November and asking for responses no later than the middle of January. I’m sending them out so early cause I don’t want them mixed into the Christmas cards.
I guess it depends on how good you are with seating plans and how many guests. I, personally, hate doing seating plans so I want as much time as I can do to that part.
Post # 8
I am sending mine the first week of October with an RSVP date of November 8th. Over half of our guests live out of town. I want to make sure they have time to get rooms. I want them back early so I can plan my food. We are doing it ourselves.
Post # 9
My response date is just shy of 4 weeks before the wedding. My venue requires a final count 2 weeks before and I wanted to give myself a week and a half to contact people in case they don’t respond.
I think 3-4 weeks before the wedding date is fine.
Post # 10
@MrsPocahontas: We requested it 5 weeks before the wedding because we knew people wouldn’t respect that date. Some vendors require final numbers a month before the big day so it’s all relative to when you need to provide them.