(Closed) April '13 Brides- RSVP timing?

posted 6 years ago in April 2013
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m asking for mine back by Feb 1st next year (online RSVPs), sending them at the end of Nov.  We’re not doing save the dates, and all of our guests are coming in from out of town, so they’ll have to book flights and rooms anyways.  My wedding is April 26th, this way I’ll have plenty of time to adjust things as needed.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m an April 2012 bride, and we had an RSVP date of a month before, so March 16th.  It gave us plenty of time to track down people who hadn’t RSVP’d yet. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The venue wanted a final headcount two weeks prior, so I added a week to give me some time to track down stragglers. Then I made it on a Friday, to give the USPS a few days to work their delivery magic. Our RSVP date is March 22nd for our April 14th wedding.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am doing a destination wedding and our final head count is due February 15 to our venue. I am sending out invitations in a week (we did STD’s in August) and set our RSVP by date at January 18

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hi! We are having a small wedding and lunch reception in Big Sur of about 35 people.

Our wedding is the first week of April and we sent our e-card save the dates already so people could start booking their travel from out of town. The printed invites will go out in January and our RSVPs will be due the last week of February. We wanted a full month beforehand so we could change the menu if we had to.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our wedding is on the 20th and we’re asking RSVPs back by March first. A month and a half seems to be enough time but not too much time

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@pinkgreenandyellow: Date twin!

We’re sending invites the first week of January, and then we’re requesting an RSVP by the second week in February. We know we’re going to have to chase a ton of people down, plus this gives us plenty of time to change our order amounts for alcohol, and allows me to know the official guest count BEFORE ordering all of our tables, chairs, and etc.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wedding is April 6 and we’re asking for them by March 1 (mailing around January 20). It is out of town for everyone and hotel blocks expire on March 5, so I don’t want them procrastinating on making hotel reservations. We’ll call non-responders starting on March 3 – our RSVPs are all online/by phone, so no mail to wait on

I didn’t want to make it much further out than that because I felt like too far out increases the odds of no shows.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m going to say April 1. It’s an easy date for people to remember (hopefully).. I need to give my venue the count by the 10th.. so it’ll give me some time to track people down.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

March 16th–the last day I can make any floral changes.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Well initially I was thinking about Mar 1 for April 6th wedding, now maybe I’ll push it up a week since the hotel block deadline is Feburary 28th.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our wedding is April 20. Our venue wants final head count 10 days prior. Our RSVP date is March 22.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Our RSVP date is March 1st, and the invites are going out the first week of January.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are sending out first week of January as well and the RSVP date is February 15th..  We have a lot of people coming from out of town..  Plus I like to try to get everything done early..  Figure less stressful for me 🙂

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