(Closed) RSVP Date?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Pick a date that people will remember. I’d also advise you pick a date ahead of your final headcount deadline because you might have some stragglers who didn’t RSVP that you’ll have to hunt down.

What about August 10th or 15th? (Easy to remember).

 

My wedding is July 21st and I don’t have an exact headcount deadline for my venue, but I made my RSVP deadline July 1st so everyone could remember it.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My RSVP date is two weeks before our final count is due.  That gives me time to chase people down if necessary.  🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@Mrs. Fireworks:  This +1

Dates that are easy to remember are key! Give yourself a couple weeks to hunt down stragglers. I think that August 10th/15th would be perfect – you’ll have a couple weeks to call any non-repliers before hitting your deadline.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I would go for 8/10/12– that gives you plenty of time to call the no-replies.  Your guests could be different, but I only got about 60% returned, and so far I’m at about 90% attendance (still waiting for 5% to call me back). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree – 8/10.  Easy to remember and about a month before your wedding.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Our RSVP deadline is a month out (tomorrow), and we have about 70% back- we’ll start contacting people this weekend. I like the 15th for yours- you can start contacting the no-replies that weekend.

We’re sending this out (another bee posted)- “Hi- Just wanted to check on your RSVP for our wedding on July 13th. We know you 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 don’t hear back from you by (DATE), we’ll have to assume that you are unable to attend.”

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Hm, excellent question. I might go with the 15th only because it’s AFTER your shower and might lessen any potential confusion.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Definitely have the deadline after the shower- you can remind people then, if you need to.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

@rocknrazzle:  I don’t think the dates will be confusing.  I think people won’t mix the two dates.  AND – what is actually nice is if your RSVP date is before you shower – you can hound people AT the shower for their RSVP! 🙂

Personally, I wanted more time to get RSVP’s in – so mine was a month prior to the wedding.  I received a lot of RSVP’s immediately – then a lull – then a bunch right at the RSVP date (it’s like people waited til that date to mail it in (including my mother!)).  I wanted to wait a few days before calling/emailing people and then it took about a week or so to follow-up with those that didn’t RSVP (don’t expect to make one call and get an immediate answer – it was more like call/email – wait a few days, maybe get a response, maybe get nothing, maybe having to call/email again and/or wait).  

ETA:  If I were in your shoes, my RSVP date would be:  August 1, 2012

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If your shower is the 11th, go with the 15th. You should have plenty of time!

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