(Closed) Wedding RSVP

posted 4 years ago in Reception
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  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    our wedding was 10.20 – we sent the invites out in mid August with an RSVP date of 09.22.  That gave me time to track down the people who didn’t respond.  I had to have the final count into the hall a week before the wedding.

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    feleader6:  I think sending invites six months ahead is too long – people may forget all about it by the time they need to RSVP! I’d send Save-The-Date Cards in April, and wait until July or August to send invites.

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    feleader6:  Is there a reason you are considering mailing your invitations so early? Normal mail time would be 8-10, up to 12 weeks before the wedding.

    Often the rsvp date is determined by the date that your venue or caterer need final numbers. Set your rsvp date 2 weeks before that date.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I think if you send the invites in April, that is way too much time for people to lose their invite, stick it on the fridge and forget it, etc.  Most people don’t know their schedule 6 months in advance.  If it would make you feel better, you could send save the dates as soon as you’d like.  I would send invites out 8 weeks before the wedding and have an RSVP date for 4 weeks before the wedding. Then, 2 weeks before the wedding, I would call anyone who hadn’t responded yet.  Hope this helps!

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