(Closed) RSVP by when?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had mine 3 weeks in advance.  I would say no later than that because if it is the same as in my case, people will not rsvp at all and so there will be a lot of contacting to do which will take extra time.

Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

First of all, I think your timing for the invitations is totally fine.  For the RSVP date, it depends on when you have to provide final numbers for your venue/caterer/etc.  Mine are due 2 weeks ahead of time, so I am going to ask for responses 4 weeks or so before the wedding.  I honestly don’t think your guests need more than 3 weeks to send back responses.  You might get a better response rate (less calling around!) if your guests are forced to respond right away.  I think the beginning of August would be good for an RSVP deadline.

Post # 5
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would go with Aug 9th

Post # 6
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I did a month prior for mine and it worked out well.  A lot of people waited til the deadline date to send it – so, it gave me a little wiggle room to wait for the stragglers, before I started hounding the non-responders.   

I just looked at the calendar – Aug 9th is a Tuesday – which actually is perfect.  You can start making whatever calls that weekend!  I think that’s the perfect RSVP date! 🙂

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