Post # 1
I am having my cousin from overseas to design my invitation but he is a very busy guy so I am started to get worried about the timeline.
I am planning to send the cards out two months before wedding and give them a month to RSVP. Is this acceptable?
A lot of friends should have received Save-The-Date Cards so invitations is just a formal invitations. My overseas family already confirmed whether they will come or not, so they are not depending on the invitation either.
The rest of the people are just FI’s not-so-close relatives and parents friends which we don’t really mind coming or not.
My concern right now is setting RSVP one month before wedding is cutting close since I need to confirm a lot of things with vendor. Do you bees think I will be running into problem with the final headcount?
Post # 3
This has been my concern the past few weeks, too!
We are getting married in June, having our custom invites done this month. I want to send them out the 1st week in April and then have the RSVPs in by the middle of May. The lady doing our invites has a timeline that she and I agreed to so that these can be done in time. I think as long as he understands when you need them by and adheres to the deadline you will be ok.
As far as getting the RSVP’s back only a month before, that’s probably what will happen for us, too, and I plan on calling people if I dont have their RSVP by the end of the week they were due…so I think you will be fine. Sounds like you have a lot of confirmations from guests already, anyway, so these will just be a formality.I really think it will be ok!
Post # 4
if you can, i would give yourself a two week cushion from the time the rsvps are due to the time you need to give your vendors your final numbers.
Post # 5
I think its great! I just found out that my cousin has already sent out invites for her June wedding and I thought that was very early….buut, she never sent out save-the-dates either. I think your time line is fine!
Post # 6
@Mrs. Meowerson: That’s my thought too. I am thinking to “casually” checking in with my friends as it is getting close to the RSVP deadline. It’s a local wedding for a lot of people so I am sure they knew if they will be available or not by then.
Post # 7
I think it’s completely acceptable! We sent ours out at the end of February (We are getting married in April) and gave them 1 month to respond.
Post # 8
I think that’s fine… especially if most of them already know the date. I sent my STD in January, the wedding is November, solely because I didn’t want to rush around with the invitations. We are inviting 170, the wedding website (address was on STD) has over 600 views at this point… and several people have asked to be reminded of the website since January, so the invitation is just a formality at this point.
Post # 9
I have our RSVPs set to about 2.5 weeks before our wedding, so a full month should definitely be enough. The only thing about setting it a month prior (versus earlier) is that if you have a list B, then to send them an invitation a month prior to the wedding is IMO obvious that they are list B.