(Closed) Response Cards

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You should have the date at least a month out since you will probably need your counts about 2 weeks before for the reception.  That way you can call people who don’t send their RSVPs a month before to find out if they are coming or not.

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

3-4 weeks before the wedding should be the due date. It allows you time to track down anyone who conveniently “forgot” to reply, as well as tally the numbers for your caterer.

Post # 5
374 posts
Helper bee

My recommendation is to send out the invitations 2 months before the wedding and have the RSVP date 4 weeks before the wedding.  You will need to do seating charts, and turn in a head count to the caterer.  You don’t want to be worrying about this 2 weeks prior.  Etiquette says 4 weeks before the wedding is the right time to send out the invitations; but I think in today’s mobile world, 2 months is better especially if people need to book hotel rooms and take time off from work for travel.

Did you do Save the Dates?  If so, you can request an RSVP date within 2 weeks of sending the invitations because people will know if they can attend.

If you didn’t do Save the Dates then give them a month to get back to you.


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