(Closed) reply by date?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

From my experience, it’s usually 1 month prior to the wedding date.  Hope this helps!

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


When do you have to give final numbers to your venue/caterer by? I would give yourself 2 weeks on top of that.

People are going ot be late replying and give yourself time to call people up and confirm.

And it’ll give you extra time for seating arrangements, favor counts, etc.

Post # 5
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I believe you send invitations 2 months prior to the date, and ask for responses 1 month before, so you have some time to round up non-responders before you have to give your final headcount. 

Post # 6
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Invites typically go out 6-8 weeks before the wedding date and the reply by date is usually 3-4 weeks before the wedding. I sent my invites out earlier to the out of towners.

Post # 7
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I read somewhere that the invitation are supposed to arrive 6 weeks before the wedding. And RSVP are usually due 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Hope that helps!

Post # 8
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

mine is 1 month before the wedding. that gives me time to track down the non-responders before i need the count to my venue. i’m sending them 8 weeks out.

Post # 9
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My wedding is a Destination Wedding for 2/3 of the guests (and the 1/3 that it’s NOT a Destination Wedding for are my immediate family…I know they are coming).  I sent invites out 10 weeks before the wedding, and did a reply by date of 5 weeks before the wedding.  I needed extra time  to tie up loose ends (Februaray is by FAR my busiest time at work), and I knew my guests would make travel plans at least that far in advance.

We only had 3 guests not reply by our date.

Post # 11
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did a bit over a month in advance.

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