Post # 1
I am sending out two sets of invitations. An “A” list and a “B” list. I want to make sure I have enough time to send the “B” invitations, without having the “A” RSVP date too far in advance. I was just curious what everyone else’s RSVP by date was, regardless of whether or not you’re doing 1, 2, or 3 mailings.
RSVP 7/16 (is this too soon?!)
2nd mailing 7/21
2nd mailing RSVP 8/6
Post # 3
Mail 14th June
RSVP: 19th July
2nd Mail: 7- 19th July
RSVP 31st July
I dont think I actually want to send out B list invites… unless the numbers are drastically low low.
Post # 4
I don’t really know. Close to two weeks before the wedding will probably be our RSVP date. I think our caterer is only a week-10 days before, but to get them all in & call, I need to do early. I really need to get on addressing them to send them out sooN!
Post # 5
I think I’m going to do 3 weeks early. I already know most of the people that won’t be able to make it, so I can send out a few extra invites with the A group. I think three weeks will still be enough time to send B list if necessary because my venues doesn’t need numbers until 3 days before…
I can’t believe we’re getting so close!
Post # 6
Keep in mind that the vast majority of our guests live on the east coast, so we’re a semi-destination wedding.
Save the Dates mailed 12/15/09
Mailing invitations to most guests: 6/1
Mailing invitations to a few new Chicago friends: by 7/10
RSVP deadline: 7/28
Post # 7
I’m hoping to mail mine out the first week of June and ask for a July 1st reply.
Post # 8
I mailed out my invites May 10th and I have an RSVP date of July 9th. Most of my guests are out of town as well as the room block closes June 9th, so I thought this was a happy medium.
Post # 9
mine went out today! it’s kind of early, but many of our guests are oot, and we need to get the final count to the caterer by july 26. our rsvp deadline is july 1, and the hotel blocks close on july 7
Post # 10
we mailed ours out in may (because 1/2 of our guests need to travel out of country to get there) with a july 1 deadline for an august 14 wedding. we’re not having a “b” list and our caterer needs 1 month notice in case we need to overhaul the menu (due to space constraints… hopefully not) july 1 would give us 2 weeks to hunt down stragglers!
Post # 11
My wedding is on August 14th, and I made the RSVP day very early: 1st of July. Some ppl are coming from out of the country and I wanted to give myself plenty of time for planning. I don’t have an A list and B list. I just have one list. I will call the ppl who don’t RSVP who I really want to come. The others, if they don’t RSVP I won’t worry.
Post # 12
You’ll probably get some declines in the mail right away, so you can start inviting B list friends very soon after the A list invites went out. Otherwise I think your schedule will work. Are you printing two separate sets of RSVP cards with the different “reply by” dates on them?
Post # 13
Mail: Week of June 14th
RSVP: July 19th
Caterer headcount due: August 6th
Post # 14
Sent: May 27th
RSVP Due: July 10th
Caterer count: July 31st
Cake count: July 24th
We do have a B-list, but we’re hoping for ~64 guests and sent out 71 A-list. We’ll see if we can even get to the B-list.
Post # 15
Mail: May 27th
RSVP due: July 14th
Caterer August 4th-7th
We do not have a B list and for the must part I know (at least on my side of the family and friends) who is coming as they (and i did too) live In USA and wedding is in Toronto (where i live now) so they gotten their tickets 🙂 They are some last minute additions but that is a different story 🙂
Post # 16
I am mailing out my invites by June 20th and my rsvp is July 29th..