Post # 1
Hello how are you? I was hoping for some of your advice on what date to put for a RSVP? Our wedding date is 22/10/2016 and my invitation lady suggested 22/08/2016 for people to reply by so we can get the place cards etc all sorted. Is this too much to ask of my guests? I was going to send invites late April. Looking forward to reading your Advice
Post # 2
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
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
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
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!