(Closed) When to RSVP???

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I picked June 26 for a July 26 wedding.  I don’t remember why (although I do remember looking lots of places).  I think most people recommend 3 weeks before the wedding.  I wanted an extra buffer.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Make sure you ask your reception place if you need to provide them with a finalized head count, and see when they need that by. I would take the date they give you and make the RSVP’s due two weeks earlier than that. This way it gives you enough time to do a seating chart, and call the people who don’t respond. I tend to like to know the plan so I like a lot of extra time and from what I heard people don’t rsvp unfortuantly.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I did May 30th for a July 18th wedding.  We’re having a weekend wedding with some complicated logistics, so we wanted to know sooner than later.  I guess it depends on the particulars of your situation.

We still have only 80 RSVPs for about 150 people, so we’re glad that we gave ourselves extra time to call our guests and see what they plan to do!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I did 3 weeks before our July 18th wedding. Caterer only needs a week for final numbers. I wanted two weeks before that to track down the non-responders and do a seating chart. I’ve already started the seating chart, though b/c I know many guests have already made hotel reservations.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My wedding is August 29, so I did July 27 to give us the extra time.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had to give the count to our caterer yesterday in order for them to secure the correct number of servers. We put May 22nd in order to give ourselves some time to make some calls before giving the number.

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