(Closed) When should I have people RSVP by? Help!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Most rsvps are due 3-4 weeks before the wedding. Invites are sent out at 6-8 weeks. This allows you to track down anyone who “forgets” to reply and then tally the numbers for your caterer, etc.

Post # 4
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d give yourself the most amount of time possible, because people will invariably miss the deadline and you’ll need time to hunt them down and get an answer. I’d ask them to return by 4/10 at the latest. Good luck!

Post # 5
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would ask for the response three weeks before, since you are sending out the invites kinda late.

Post # 6
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It kind of depends on when your vendors need final head counts by.  If your caterer, for example, needs a head count two weeks out, then I would make the deadline three weeks out.  That would give you an extra week to call people who don’t send them back.

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