(Closed) How long did it take your guests to RSVP?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Brooklyn55:  We sent ours out on Tuesday… Yes, I know, so late but we got in-state RSVPS back in the mail within two days. And everyday we check the mail, we have been getting 6-8 back! Thank goodness because … well … our wedding is in 28 days! 🙂

Post # 4
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

We sent ours out about 3 weeks ago. The first RSVPs showed up about a week after we mailed the invitations. We got a lot in a few days, but it has since slowed to about one or two a day. I’m assuming it will pick up closer to the deadline or I’ll have to bother a bunch of people. 

Post # 5
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I mailed ours on January 15th, and they are online RSVP (so no wait for the mail to come back to us).

Out of 128 invitations sent, 45 RSVPs have come back (February 10th).

19 of those came in in the first week after I mailed them.

11 came in in week 2.

11 came in in week 3.

4 have come in in week 4 (this week, so only part of the way through it).

The RSVP deadline is March 1. I expect there will be a good 20+ people that don’t RSVP, either because they forgot or they are still trying to figure out their travel plans/guests/etc.

Our wedding is out of town for 100% of guests (most 3-4 hours, but many further), so the majority will be booking hotels and staying overnight, so they really do need some time to sort everything out.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I sent out mine the 2nd week of jan, with a due date 2 weeks from now. I’ve received about 25/100 rsvps so far.

I asume the majority will send theirs the week they are due but I am so impatient haha

Post # 7
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1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Brooklyn55:  Hi date twin!! We sent out our RSVPs on Jan 5th and started getting them back within a week. Its slowed down now to about 4-5 per week. Our rsvp date is March 1. So far we have gotten 93 confirmed guests, 13 declines out of 180 invited. 

Post # 10
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226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Brooklyn55:  You know what, we only got locals back. People who got theirs first. Local mail in CO takes one day. So three days later, we got the overachievers back. 🙂 I am praying for it to stay that way… 🙂

Wedding in 28 days!

Post # 11
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1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Brooklyn55:  LOL NO dont feel behind. I am a teacher and wanted to get mine done and mailed put over Wonter Break is all. Technically 6-8 weeks is the usual timeframe. I was early:)

Post # 12
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Brooklyn55:  Yay for another NC bride!

I sent our invitations last Monday and received our first RSVP on Wednesday! I was VERY surprised, but it was one of our friends who lives in town, and he’s very excited about our wedding! 😛

We’ve gotten a few more since then. I think we’ve gotten six total, all yes(!) which makes 11 guests! Our RSVP date is March 6, so I’m looking forward to checking the mail for more every day.

Post # 13
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We sent ours out in early Jan. We had a big wave of them come in January, and a few have trickled in since then. I estimate that we have heard from about half of the guests.

I imagine it is a lot like job applications – HR people always say that they get a ton of resumes at the beginning of a posting, and then nothing, and then a big wave right before the deadline.

So, I imagine that we will be getting a ton in March as the deadline comes closer. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we started getting rsvp’s back within just a few days of sending ours out and every day we got at least 1 (usually 2 or 3) in the mail. when it got closer to the deadline we started receiving more, maybe 4-5 a day. we had to harrass a lot of people for a response once the deadline passed tho. that was such a pain.

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