(Closed) Is 2 weeks too short of a time to give folks to RSVP?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think I set my RSVP deadline 2 weeks before the caterer needed the final count.  I think that should be more than enough time for late arrivals and to get a hold of no-answers!  I wouldn’t spend that much more to get them re-printed! 

Post # 4
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sounds like a reasonable timeline, especially if you already sent out save the dates. Don’t stress!

Post # 5
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@paut0012:  I gave my people 4 weeks to RSVP.  My deadline is tomorrow and I’m missing half of them.  So regardless of when your deadline is, you’ll need to expect to make a few phone calls. 

Since you sent out save the dates, hopefully they know whether or not they plan to attend and will get back to you.  Good luck.

Post # 7
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

since you sent out save the dates, don’t stress about a short turnaround 

Post # 8
389 posts
Helper bee

Definitely don’t stress – I think you will be okay.  You can have your mom and your groom’s mom just phone immediate family and say the invites will be mailing on that particular day.  Your friends and everyone should be okay.

Post # 9
1697 posts
Bumble bee

Definately don’t stress. Polite folk send their reply as soon as they receive an invitation, regardless of what “reply-by” date is stated. After all, why wait? In the hopes of getting a better offer from someone else? Even Canada Post usually can deliver an invitation within two weeks, so your guests should all get their invitations in time to drop a reply in the mail the next day and still meet your date.

Post # 11
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Depends how your printer messed them up.

I am split on this one. I have given my guests over a month and I don’t even have half back. It depends on the amount of phone calls you want to make. You’re going to have to make some regardless, so I would say if the printer didn’t mess them up send them out as is. 🙂

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