(Closed) RSVP’s

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It’s usually 6-8 weeks for a typical wedding (non-destination, etc.).  I would say 2 months is reasonable… one month would be too short IMO.

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have an A list and a B list so I’m leaving about a month, if not a wee bit more for the A list to answer, so that the B list can go out and still have about a month to respond.

Post # 6
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

What is it for a destination wedding?

We are having a destination wedding and have sent our save the dates (for October) so people could plan early.

Only problem is we have no idea how many to estimate. We invited 240, but are hoping only for 150! How far in advance can I send my invites and ask for RSVP’s???


Post # 7
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Um if you invited 250, then you should plan for all 250. That being said, depending on the demographic of your guests, you should be able to guess who will travel and who wont.

We sent out save the dates out right around thanksgiving and just got our invites in the mail (our wedding is in 7 weeks). We put a quick turn around time down for the rsvps (reqd back by march 5th) as we figured the Save-The-Date Cards gave people the chance to determine if they were going to travel and start making plans. IMO- the invites were a reminder and a request to let us know who is actually planning on making the trip.

Post # 8
230 posts
Helper bee

Ours is a destination wedding for most people, and we are giving them about 6 weeks to reply on the RSVP. We sent out Save the Dates in late November – the wedding is mid-May. I am beginning to agree with what my Fiance always says – no matter how early you send out info (or how detailed it is), the majority of people will only decide whether they’re coming at the last minute. It’s just not on their minds until it’s imminent. In truth, we have waited to RSVP until the last minute a few times, because we are always waiting for something – a better airfare deal, to hear if we can get the time off, etc.

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