(Closed) RSVPs?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

sent invites out 2 months before wedding, rsvp deadline is 4 weeks before wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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!”

 

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