(Closed) How much time do you give for RSVP?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How much time should you give for an RSVP?
    A month (4 Weeks) : (15 votes)
    41 %
    6 weeks : (11 votes)
    30 %
    Less than a month : (10 votes)
    27 %
    more : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Typically, it’s a month. 

    Post # 4
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would backtrack from when final guest count is due to your venue/caterer. Then give yourself another week on top of that to hunt missing RSVPs. I would use that as your RSVP date for your last batch of invites.

    Give your guests probably 2 weeks to decide?

    Also, did you do Save The Dates for your A list? If you did they probably have an idea already of if they plan on coming or not. In that case you can probably chop the 2 weeks deciding timeframe down to 1-1.5 weeks.

    Post # 6
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i had just about month for guests to RSVP – i got super busy around the holidays and didnt sent out invitations till right before new years – we asked for them back on feb 1st for our feb 12th wedding – it was not problem and we recieved all most all of them back prior to the deadline. plus we had sent out save dates so that kind of helped i think

    Post # 7
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    You should add weeks to your poll. I sent mine out Monday and I put on the cards to have them back to me by April 1st. So almost 3 weeks

    Post # 10
    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Great! Ill vote ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We had planned to give one month, but I was in the hospital and it ended up being more like 2.5-3 weeks. If you sent out a save the date it seems unnecessary to give them as long as 6 weeks.

    Post # 13
    37 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If I had a ‘B’ list, then I would send the first batch out 8 weeks ahead of time, and give them two weeks to respond.  I think that’s plenty of time.  I mean, how long does it take to write on the RSVP and mail it back, especially since the stamp is on it.  Then, at the six week mark, I would mail out the second batch. 

    PS.  Make sure to change the deadline date for the A batch and B batch.

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