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Reply by - what date?

What date are you putting on your RSVPs?
My wedding is two provinces away.
I want to make sure to give myself enough time to call those who haven't replied.
I was thinking June 5th? (my wedding's on June 26th).
Thank you!

Re: Reply by - what date?

  • I too am asking for RSVP's 3 weeks out from the wedding.  I need to get final numbers to the restaurant that we are having our reception at 2 weeks out, so that allows me a week to make all the phone calls to check if those whom didn't respond will be attending.

    HTH

    Rae
  • Generally, two weeks before your venue needs a final head count is a good #.
  • 2nd the 2 weeks, gives you a bit more time to track down people too
  • I gave myself a week and a half from when they need the head count, but we have fewer than 50 invited guests.  For a larger guest list, I think a full two weeks should be sufficient.  If you have a large number of people to track down, perhaps you can divide it up between you and your FI.
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  • It definitely just depends on when your venue/caterer needs a final head count. Give yourself at least a week, if not more, before they need their count to catch everyone.

    We didn't have to have a hard count, so mine was two weeks before the wedding.
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  • Mine was about 10 days before the venue needed final numbers, which was the Wed. before the Saturday wedding.
  • No more than 4 weeks before the wedding, regardless.  The closer to the wedding, the better.
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