Post # 1
How should I schedule my RSVP date around reservations I need to make for chairs, etc? Should I give the rental company an estimate of my guest number & get them a more exact number closer to the wedding? How far ahead do rental reservations normally need to be made?
Post # 3
@Modestia1991: I need a final count 30 days prior to my wedding date. So I set my RVSP 6 weeks before the wedding, to give me 2 weeks to put it all together/ chase people who haven’t responded down.
Post # 4
Give yourself at least 2 weeks between RSVP date and the date you have to give a final head count. For example: my wedding is 1.18.14, RSVPs are due 12.18.14, and final head count to venue is due 1.4.13. I estimated the # of ceremony chairs, and once I have a headcount I’ll let them know.
Post # 5
We only need a count one week before so we’ve set the date three weeks before (giving us time to track down stragglers). I’d check with your rental company to see when they usually require the full count and go from there.
Post # 6
Give yourself 1-2 weeks before your drop dead date so that you have time to track people down, which you WILL have to do.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@Modestia1991: Our due dates are 45 days out as it is a very busy wedding area. So I am sending the invites 2.5 months out with the RSVP date 2 months out. Tell them a general number now so they are booked and then a final number once you get rsvp. Adding or taking a few extra chairs a month out shouldn’t effect anything.
Post # 8
We had our RSVP date as 2 weeks before our final head count was due which is what PPs are saying. I think that’s your best bet. We had to track down over a third of our invited guests.
Post # 9
I would give yourself at least a month. Catering usually wants final numbers 2 weeks out, so that gives you a couple weeks. Me personally though – I’d want 6 weeks just so I have a real good buffer.