Post # 1
Anyone have any thoughts about what date we should expect responses for our invites back? Our wedding is July 5th, we are planning on mailing the invitations at the beginning of January. What date should I put on the reply card? I was thinking May first, because our guests should know by then if they are going to be travelling. Is four months too much time? I know it’s somewhat inevitable that they will have forgotten about the cards anyway if they don’t send them back immediately…
Post # 3
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
My wedding was in July also, and we sent out the invitations in mid-May.
Post # 5
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
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.