Post # 1
So my mom and I made invitations and still have yet to do response cards and I was trying to figure out the date I should have people respond by. what are all of you doing? I was thinking two to three weeks before the wedding. I don’t have to really worry about the caterer needing the number too soon before the wedding, so that isn’t really a concern, but I was just curious.
Post # 3
I asked for people to RSVP 3 weeks beforehand. I need the number of guests 2 weeks before for the caterer, so this gives me extra time for those procrastinators. 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Our response date is 3 weeks before the wedding (we are only sending out 19 invitations, so I shouldn’t have many to track down). If you have a “b list” of guests, you should choose an earlier response date so that you can strart sending invites to your “b list”. Also, if you have a larger wedding where you may need to track down a lot of non-responders, an earlier date would be helpful.
Post # 5
my wedding is not very big and we don’t have a “b” guest list. i was thinking three weeks ahead as well, and you two helped me confirm that. Thanks!
Post # 6
I am setting our RSVP date at August 31 for our Oct 8 wedding. It may be a little on the early side, but we have about 75 or so invites going out, and need to give some counts to vendors 2-3 weeks beforehand, so I wanted enough time to track people down and not have it be extremely stressful. I am also planning form Dallas for a MN wedding, so will be heading up earlier in the week before the wedding, and want plenty of time to get the escort cards, seating chart, etc, finished. And Im going to be back in MN one weekend for my shower/bachelorette, so I am losing one weekend to work on that stuff. Oh, and we are planning to send our invites out at the end of July.
Post # 7
3 weeks sounds good for the OP. We’re going a month, but that’s because we’re having a very large wedding. And we also have to have our final count 2 weeks before the wedding for both the linen people and the caterers.
Post # 8
well, after meeting with some vendors, we are also going to do a month now. there will probably be some last minute things to do and I will need time for them.
Post # 9
Mine are going out the last week of august for a return of Oct. 1. that gives me 2 weeks to track down the straglers and have time to get everything in order before I need to turn in my count for our 10/29 wedding.