- 9 years ago
Please give me your opinions about when I should set my RSVP deadline. Here’s some background information.
I’m getting married in my hometown in July. 75% of the guests will be traveling and staying at the hotel the night of my wedding. Most are within driving distance (2-5 hrs), but some will be flying in. I’ve read that setting the RSVP deadline anywhere from 2-4 weeks before the wedding date is normal.
However…. I have blocked hotel rooms at my venue, but all the guests need to reserve their rooms 6 weeks before the wedding date in order to get the block rate and guarantee a room (the block is removed 5-6 weeks before the wedding date). So I am thinking about setting the RSVP dealine just about 6 weeks before the wedding date, because if they have already had to book a room, then they can probably send in their reply. Also, I think it will serve as a reminder that they need to book their room by then. I’m afraid people would forget to book their rooms earlly if I set the RSVP dealine after the block is removed (like 4 weeks before the wedding date).
Knowing all of this, is 6 weeks before the wedding date too far in advance to set the RSVP deadline? Or should I not worry about making sure everyone remembers to book their rooms? Thanks!