Post # 1
Any thoughts to the cut off time for RSVP prior to the wedding? Is three weeks enough time to follow up with people that haven’t responded and get sitting chart done as well as escort card?
I was thinking about four weeks, but does that seem too far in advance?
What was your cut off date?
Post # 3
Our cut off was 1 month before the wedding. This gives plenty of time to track people down.
Post # 4
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
Another vote for one month over here!
Post # 6
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 # 6
Thanks! I forgot I had to tell my venue the final count a week prior too. One month it is!
Post # 7
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
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
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
2.5 weeks. Our caterer needs one week advance notice.
Post # 11
Give yourself 1 week for stragglers, and another week before the absolute deadline for your catering head cout needs.
Post # 12
I’m doing just over a month before the wedding…better safe than sorry!
Post # 13
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
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
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!