(Closed) How far out from RSVP deadline is too far out to send invites?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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539 posts
Busy bee

Our RSVP date is Sept 10th (3 weeks prior to wedding), and we are mailing our invites August 6th (8 weeks til wedding, and next week…eeek). I think 3-4 weeks is ample time to get responses.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I would say 6 weeks is too early.  People will likely say “oh I have so much time to get back to them and I don’t know my schedule yet so I’ll wait on that…” and then it ends up in a pile on their desk never to be seen again.  I would put them in the mail 4 weeks before the RSVP date.

Post # 5
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We sent our invites 12 weeks before the wedding with an RSVP date of 1 month before the wedding. It was long distance for a lot of the guests (80%+) so we wanted to give them longer to buy plane tickets when it is cheaper, make hotel reservations, etc (our hotel blocks expired a month before the wedding). I think it is totally a judgement call based on the specific wedding, how many are out of town, etc. If everyone was in our hometown, we would have sent them later.

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