Post # 1
We are getting married on June 6, 2009, and need to give the venue a head count 2 weeks before the wedding, so what should the RSVP card say, "Kindly reply by______"?
I don’t want to cut it too close, but I also don’t want to do it too early…Oh wow, wedding planning is so silly!
Post # 3
I would put two weeks before the time you actually need the count by to give some time to track down stragglers
Post # 4
2 weeks at a minimum; as sars said, you will have to track people down and then that gives you time to send invited to your "B" list, if you have one.
Post # 5
I would say May 6th– that just makes it easy for people to remember since your wedding date is June 6th. Just make sure you send out your invites early so people have plenty of time to reply before May 6th. (Meaning, you don’t want the invites to show up in their mailbox on May 1st and expect everyone to turn them around by the 6th… technically people will probably already know if they are coming to your wedding, especially if they received a save-the-date, but for some reason people just don’t RSVP like they are supposed to!)
Post # 6
My wedding is May 23rd and we put RSVP by May 1st. This gives us about 3 weeks and we need to give our final #s a week before the wedding. I am hoping everyone replies on time, but I know that is unrealistic!
Post # 7
we’re planning on asking for rsvps back 3 weeks before the wedding so we can track down any slackers and let our caterer know the final count.
Post # 8
I vote for a month before the wedding – that way you have enough time to chase down the stragglers ; )