(Closed) Thoughts on cut off time for RSVP?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our cut off was 1 month before the wedding.  This gives plenty of time to track people down.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our numbers were due to the caterer a week before the wedding, so our RSVP date was a month before to give us a few weeks of wiggle room to track everyone down.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Another vote for one month over here!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would choose the date in relation to the cutoff date for your venue or caterer.

For me, that would be 3 weeks ahead of that date.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve doing 5 weeks cutoff. That gives me time to chase for 1 week and I still have a full month left.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What is the cut off date for final numbers getting submitted to your caterer and alcohol companies, as well as rentals? That’s an even more pressing issue than a seating chart – you don’t want to have to pay for chairs/tables/centerpieces/food that you don’t need “just in case” someone says yes, and it’s too late!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One month is working out great for us! It’s been a full week since RSVPs were due, and we’re still waiting on over 30+ people. Grrrr. You won’t regret giving yourself the extra time. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

2.5 weeks.  Our caterer needs one week advance notice.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Give yourself 1 week for stragglers, and another week before the absolute deadline for your catering head cout needs.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m doing just over a month before the wedding…better safe than sorry!

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m going to give myself about 5-6 weeks I think. Our wedding is end of September, but people have to have hotel rooms reserved by the 1st if they are staying where we have a block. So I want to make sure everyone has plenty of time!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

A month has been perfect for me.  It’s now two weeks before the wedding and we have 3 people we are still waiting on, plus I still need to make the escort board with the final count.  I’m supposed to let my caterer know the exact count 3 days before the event (venue has it’s own catering department).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ours was 3 weeks before the wedding.  You either know if you’re coming or not!   I hate it when people don’t send back their RSVPs!

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