Post # 1
My wedding is in a little over two months. i’m thinking about sending out the invitations by the two month mark, but I’m not sure when to give the RSVP date by.
How did all of you come up with your date?
And does two months sound okay to send out the invitations?
Post # 3
I did mine for two weeks before I have to give the caterer the headcount. So my wedding is 9/24, and the due date is 9/8
Post # 4
@MrsTVLover: I did the exact same thing – had the RSVP date two weeks prior to the date I needed to give a count to the caterer (because you WILL be tracking down people that didn’t RSVP and it takes more time than you think it will).
Post # 5
sent invites out 2 months before wedding, rsvp deadline is 4 weeks before wedding.
Post # 6
Give yourself a couple weeks to be able to follow up with people before your final count is due.
And apparently if you have our families you need even longer because only half rsvp’d and we’ve had to spend some time tracking everyone down.
Post # 7
I set the RSVP date one week before the caterer needed a final count (so, the deadline ended up being about 2 weeks before the wedding).
Honestly, I’ve been wondering if some of the problems people have been having with late RSVPs are due to setting a super-early deadline. Asking people to respond a month in advance seems really weird to me.
Post # 8
I think if it is local then a couple weeks is good.
But in our case pretty much everyone has to travel, so they should know a month before. And as we are leaving a week before our wedding we need time to get things done before we go.
Post # 9
Our RSVP count deadline was 3 weeks ahead of time. I mean let’s be real. Half the people won’t have them in on time anyway, so I figured the earlier they’re due, the better….
FI’s cousins and I were chatting about the RSVPs and they mentioned the due date…. his aunt chimes in and says: “I didn’t even know there was a due date!”