(Closed) How much time are you giving people to RSVP?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How much time to RSVP?
    more than 5 weeks : (16 votes)
    42 %
    4-5 weeks : (12 votes)
    32 %
    4 weeks : (10 votes)
    26 %
    3 weeks : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

    I can’t remember specifically (oops), but I think we gave people around 4 weeks? Honestly, I think giving 3 is fine 🙂 Hopefully that will leave you time to chase in stragglers.

    Post # 4
    5092 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @violet25:  I think three is fine, as long as you don’t send the invitations out waaaay in advance of the wedding. I was recently asked to RSVP 4 months in advance, and I simply didn’t know by then. I felt bad being an RSVP delinquent because I know how important they are, but 4 months was just too early. (Non-destination wedding.)

    Post # 5
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    right around 5 wks – mailing out in mid-August with an RSVP date of 09.22

    Post # 6
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think I mailed them at the very end of March and asked for them back by May 3rd – so about 5 weeks.  3 weeks is fine but if you’re doing it just to decrease RSVP delinquency, don’t bother!  The same people who aren’t going to reply on time won’t bother whether you give them 3 weeks or 10 weeks.

    Post # 7
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I mailed them out about 6 weeks or so out and I still have last minute stragglers! I don’t know if giving them less time would help as apparently some people lost it within 24 hours of receiving it (AND we had online RSVPs enabled too). I think it boils down to how Type A some people are; my really Type A friends RSVPed within a week but the other ones were like, “Oh, I’ll get to it…” or “I know I’m attending… I’ll let them know soon…”

    Post # 8
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We sent invites mid-June with an August 8th RSVP deadline.

    Post # 9
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We gave about six, but that’s probably more than necessary. 

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