(Closed) How far in advance are you requesting your replies?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How far in advance are you requesting RSVPs?
    1 week before the wedding : (0 votes)
    2 weeks before the wedding : (5 votes)
    9 %
    3 weeks before the wedding : (3 votes)
    5 %
    4 weeks before the wedding : (30 votes)
    54 %
    5 weeks before the wedding : (10 votes)
    18 %
    6 weeks before the wedding : (6 votes)
    11 %
    More than six weeks before the wedding : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that would be fine.  Mine response date was a month before the wedding.  It should be a few weeks before you really NEED them for the caterer or anything since you might have to track some people down.

    Post # 4
    Member
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    For our June 26th wedding, we are requesting RSVPs by May 28!  We feel like that gives us time to allow some to arrive late and still time to call before we have to turn in final numbers.

    Post # 5
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My wedding is June 19th and I am requesting replies on May 15th.  A little early, yes, but we have a TON of out of town guests, and whether or not they all say yes or no has huge budget implications for us, so the sooner I know, the better.

    Post # 6
    Member
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Our wedding was February 27th and our RSVP deadline was January 20th, five weeks (well, actually, one month and one week) before the wedding. Also, wedding was a Saturday, RSVP deadline was a Wednesday.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Our wedding is May 14 and I requested them back March 14 (2 months). We figured it would give us enough time for late people and also enough time to order the right amount of favors, order the right amount of cardstock for the menus and escort cards, etc. I think typically people do it a month in advance, but I think whatever fits your specific situation is always best. I just personally didn’t want to be rushing to finish things all in the last few weeks – it has worked out fine so far 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My daughter’s wedding is June 19, her response card requests a reply by May 1.  I was worried it was a little early, but I have a feeling we will have to track a few people down in order to get their reply!  She also has a few people she wants to invite if she gets a lot of ‘no’s’, and she thinks she will have time to put those invitations in the mail without hurt feelings.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Mine is September 25th and I am asking for RSVPs by September 25th!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We need our catering numbers in a MONTH before the wedding (!!!) We’re actually cutting it pretty close by requesting 6 weeks before.  I’m a bit nervous that we’ll have trouble contacting any stragglers in time…

    Post # 11
    Member
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    exactly a month… i have to give the catered 3 weeks notice on head count so i need to allow myself time to call/track down people who havent responded

    Post # 12
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Standard is one month before. That’s what we did, and I would stick to that. It’s plenty of time to contact late responses, and it’s not too early to fear people needing to change their minds (which is a possibility if you request a reply too early … some people are just weird like that).

    Post # 13
    Member
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are getting married on June 6, and we asked to have replies back by May 22.  I really should have given myself an extra week, not sure what I was thinking.  We are having a smallish wedding though, so hopefully I will not have to track down too many people. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Hm… my wedding is May 15th and I request to know by April 30th.

    I guess I’m cutting it closer than most… oops!

    Post # 15
    Member
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    i’m doing 2 months before. i know its crazy early, but i figure if people don’t have their plane tickets by then, then they probably aren’t coming! plus I have some numbers due at the 1.5 month mark..

    Post # 16
    Member
    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My family is notoriously awful about RSVPs.. as are my friends.. so I’m doing 1 month.. that will give me a couple weeks to call everyone before I have to freak out about the seating chart 🙂

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