(Closed) RSVP

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

We are just about to send ours out, so I can’t say yet how effective this will have been, but … the release date on our hotel block is 1 month before the wedding, and so we decided for simplicity and for the extra time cushion that it made sense to ask for R.s.v.p.’s back by that same date. That way, it says it once on the invitation, once on the response card, and guests will also see it on the information insert under “hotel – please note the reservation deadline of [date].” We are hoping that will reinforce it for them.

We are also including “If no reply is received by [date], we will assume you are unable to attend.” I will probably still end up chasing down a few stray responses, but I’m hoping this will cut down on the number!

Post # 4
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i did 4 weeks prior to wedding.  my venue didn’t need final #’s until the week of.

usually it’s about a week or 2 before the venue needs the final #’s.  this will leave you time to contact the no-replies.

Post # 5
853 posts
Busy bee

We did one month before the wedding, and it seems like a good amount of time.

Post # 7
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We did a month prior, which is what I’d recommend. We had to nudge a few people (mostly FI’s family, grrr!) 

This e-mail worked really well for getting people to respond-

“Hey- Just wanted to check on your RSVP for our wedding on July 13th. We know how easy it is to let these dates get away from you, however we need to give our caterer a final number of guests. If we haven’t received your reply card by June 23rd, we’ll have to assume that you are unable to attend (which would be very sad!). Hope you’ll be able to join us on the big day. :)”

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