Post # 1
Alright ladies, I need some advice. I’m finally getting my invites finished up w/ the designer/printer. Our wedding date is Sept. 29th. What should I put the RSVP date by? The majority of our guest list is Out of Town. I was thinking Sept. 1st, but is that too early? Should I make it RSVP by Sept 8th? The 8th would be exactly 3 weeks before, so that would give me 2 weeks to get any stragglers in. I’d like to be done the week before the wedding.
Post # 3
My RSVP date is 6 weeks before my wedding and I haven’t heard any complaints. I say go for 9/1/2012 if it’ll make it easier for you.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
I chose Sept. 1 for our Sept. 22 wedding. 🙂
Post # 5
I chose August 20th for my Sept. 29th wedding. It gives me a week to sort things out with the hotel (they release the room inventory on Aug. 27th) and to call missing rsvps.
Post # 6
yeah, I would say 3-4 weeks beforehand but do what makes YOU feel comfortable for your dates & obligations.
Post # 7
For our September 14th Wedding I did August 10th. I believe it’s a week before the hotel closed the blocked rooms and it gives me almost a month to get ahold of straglers.
It also depends on how large of a wedding you’re having. If you’re having a large wedding you might want to give yourself more time but if you’re having a smaller wedding it might now be that big of a deal.
Post # 8
I did August 21 for September 21 wedding. I need the counts 2 weeks before, so I wanted to make sure I had time to contanct struggler.. because my family has more than a few.
If you want to do 3 weeks before I don’t think thats too early at all!
Post # 9
I did a month before our wedding date, and that worked out for us. Quite a few were Out of Town as well. Very few stragglers, and that’s going to happen anyway.
Post # 10
I like to say the earlier the better because it will give you more time to track them down. We’re doing 3 weeks before but I kind of wish we had decided to do 4 weeks before. Our RSVP cards are already printed and cut though and I refuse to redo them haha
Post # 11
I did July 23rd for September 9th wedding.
Post # 12
I am sending mine out July 27 and having the rsvp date for August 30 for our October 6 wedding. I need a final count by September 6, for various vendors. It is early but it is what it is. Hopefully people will rsvp and not forget
Post # 13
I would do Sept 1. We are doing one month out so we can get the straglers by the two week mark.
Post # 14
Do Sept 1. I did August 18 in order to give myself enough time with vendors and hotel cut off issues.
Post # 15
I think Sept. 1st is better. Give you time to organize.
Post # 16
Check with your caterer and find out when you need a final head count and then make the deadline 1 week before that.
For me, Sept. 8 wedding, final head count is due 2 weeks prior to wedding, plus 1 week to find straggler’s equals 3 weeks before wedding is my deadline. That put it at Aug. 18, but I did Aug. 17 because it’s my birthday!