Post # 1
writing RSVP’s what date should we recieve them back?? Our wedding is 10/5/14
** update **Would 9/1/14 be too soon for “please respond to RSVP’s” ??? Our venue needs a total head count 2 weeks prior to the wedding
Post # 3
Your caterer should give you a date they need final numbers (usually 2-3 weeks before the wedding). Take that date, go back 2-3 weeks, and make that your RSVP due date. That way, you still have those 2 weeks to track down any missing RSVP’s and still get your numbers in on time
Post # 4
That depends when you need a final count for your vendors.
For us, our wedding is June 21. Our hotel is saving block room rates until May 31. I want to give people enough time to book a hotel room at the block room rate (and to think about whether they want to spend the weekend/night in a hotel), so my RSVP will probably be the first week of May or so.
I would suggest a month before the wedding. Gives you enough time to deal with the seating chart and get a final count 2 weeks prior for your vendors.
Post # 5
I would say anywhere from 3-4 weeks before the wedding. But I wouldn’t go much earlier than 4 weeks.
Post # 6
What would be another good script??? Im curently using “Edwardian Script” as the “Directions/Reception/RSVP & respond date” but i dotn like the way the numbers look…
Post # 7
@AndysCraftsNmore: We did 10 days before the venue/caterer needed our final numbers. You don’t want to make it too early or you’ll get a bunch of people missing the deadline or changing their response (people don’t always know their schedule a month + out). I think Sept. 1 is just a bit too early – I’d suggest the 8th or the 10th. That would give you 1.5-2 weeks to hunt down any missing RSVPs.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
We’re asking for RSVPs by May 16th for our June 14th wedding. I know it’s early, but I think I’d get stressed out asking for them closer to the date.
Here’s our RSVP card. I suggest actually writing out the numbers and then you don’t have to worry about finding a different font (:
Post # 9
I think 6 weeks is fine. That gives you time to track people down because ultimately you’ll have some fools who can’t read a deadline date.