Post # 1
I am confused about this..We are getting married August 21st so when do I mail out my invites? & also what date do i put on r.s.v.p.???????? Lol im so confused when it comes to this cause I have heard different thing thanks so much!
Post # 3
You could mail your invites around June 15. They’ll arrive around 2 months out from the wedding.
For your rsvp date, check your vendor contracts. Some of my vendors (cake, florist) require finalizing the order 1 month out. And you need to know final guest counts to determine the size of the cake, the number of centerpieces, etc. So for mine, I made the rsvp date about 1 month + 1 week from my “month out” date so I have time to call people who don’t rsvp, if needed. I think about a month out is typical.
Post # 4
If most of your guests are out of town, you can mail them now. If not, I’d wait until around June 21.
Put the date on your RSVP that’s around two weeks before you want a really finalized guest list. I put one month ahead of my wedding date, assuming that it would take up to two weeks to really wrangle people in, giving me another two weeks to work with my exact head count.
Post # 5
We mailed our invites 8 weeks before our wedding. The RSVP date was a month before the wedding because we needed a count about 2 weeks before and left time for wrangling up no responders.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
We sent out our invites on April 17th and May 20th was our RSVP deadline. (June 19th wedding… so close!)
Post # 7
Your RSVP should be due back at least a week before your vendors require you to give them the final head count. (For example, if your caterer wants a head count by Aug 14, then have RSVP’s due by Aug 7.) That gives you time to call the people who “forgot” to RSVP and get other things straight.
Mail your invitations a full month before the RSVP deadline so people have enough time to “decide if they’re coming,” send the RSVP, and shop for a gift.
In my case, I actually made my RSVP deadline a full month before my wedding because many of my guests are from out-of-town, and I wanted to make sure they reserved their hotel rooms before our hotel releases the block I made on some rooms.