(Closed) sending rsvp’s without knowing ceremony/reception venue??

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it would be a little strange. You could send out save-the-dates with a little note inside to contact you if they are considering being able to come. Also, I don’t know if you meant to put your RSVP date the same as your wedding or not.

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmm I dunno, it’s still pretty early.  You could always send out A list invites to 30 guests earlier than normal and then send out the second wave once you know how many will come to the wedding.

Post # 5
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What you want to do is send a Save the Date now so people can mark their calendars for your wedding.  It’s really important to finalize your guest list before you send the Save the Dates, because it is rude to send one and then not give them an invite later. Save the dates include the date of the wedding, and the city/location.  You can also include a link to your wedding website (if you are using one). Websites are so helpful for destination weddings so you can share travel details with guests.

About 8 weeks before the wedding, you can send another mailing with the actual invites and RSVP cards and details about your wedding location time, ceremony, etc.


Post # 6
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, it’s odd to not book your venue until you know how many people are attending.  It’s a good practice to only invite as many people as your venue holds.  I do agree with the previous poster who suggested save-the-dates, because you’re not required to put the exact venue (we just put the city and state, for the purpose of travel arrangements), but save-the-dates don’t require RSVPs.  So that won’t really work for what you want.

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