(Closed) How Much Time to RSVP?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would give them just one month to respond, but I would send them out a little earlier and make the RSVP date ealier, June 18th instead of August 1st.  People will know by then if they can go, and then you’ll have more time to get all of your stuff together.

Some people might say that’s too early, but I have received invitations with an RSVP by date of two months before the wedding, so I think you are fine.  I actually appreciated the early RSVP date as it made me get my act together earlier.

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d send the invites two months ahead of the RSVP deadline.  Holiday weekends can be trickey, and they’re much more expensive than traveling on a regular weekend.  Flights and hotels get booked much earlier, so I’d give the guests as much time as possible to make their arrangements, especially if you aren’t sending Save-The-Date Cards.

No matter when you mail them, you’re going to have a flood of RSVP cards coming in right away and then right before the deadline, and plenty you’ll have to chase down.  I think especially the Out of Town guests will appreciate the extra time to make their travel arrangements and your local guests will most likely return them sooner rather than later.

Also, if any of the Out of Town guests and local guests know each other, you might run into a situation where the local people are wondering where their invites are and when they finally get one a month later, they may think they were B-listed.  ???  I just sent ours out today, two months ahead of the RSVP date for everyone.

Post # 7
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are getting married in late May 2012.  Sending a save the date in late January 2012 so out of towners can make travel arrangements. Sending invite with RSVP in late March/ early April…. so I think 2 months is not too long…

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