(Closed) RSVP timing?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I will send my invites 1 year in advance, and put my RSVP date 4 months in advance, but our destination is 26 hrs flight from our hometown. So I think if they plan to go they will already book the tickets by then. But I expect to have the follow up a lot to get the RSVP back.

Post # 4
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My wedding was in July also, and we sent out the invitations in mid-May. 

Post # 5
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Back when I had a Destination Wedding, the caterer wanted a head count 2 weeks prior to the wedding.


So I made the RSVP date 2 weeks before that (so 1 month prior to the wedding).  That gave me two weeks for stragglers to come in and for me to track any people down.  invitations went out 3 monts prior to the wedding day.


Save-The-Date Cards went out 11 months prior.   Everyone would have gotten their flights/hotels well before the invitation arrival though.

Post # 6
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Your RSVP timing should be contingent on when your catering/venue needs a final headcount.  My wedding is on April 19 and our coordinator told me Feb 1.  I set our RSVP date at January 18.  Sent invitations out the second week of November.

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