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How many weeks before the wedding should you request that the response cards be sent to you.
I know that the invitations should be sent 6-8 weeks before the wedding. How many weeks before the wedding do you put on the reply cards to be sent back?

Married: 09/19/2008
Posted On: Jan 14, 2008 at 12:13 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 06/07/2008
Jan 14, 2008 at 2:56 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would suggest 2 weeks before your wedding date. This would allow time to contact the caters (if you have them) with an updated count for food servings.


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Jan 14, 2008 at 3:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would suggest taking your caterer's deadline for a final count 1 week - usually that is 2 -3 wks before the wedding, which will allow you more time to create your seating plan.

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Jan 14, 2008 at 7:45 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would suggest no less than 3 weeks prior to your wedding. Even if you give a date to respond by, you know not all guests will reply by then, you will have some coming in a few days late maybe even more than that. So take that into consideration and give yourself plenty of time to plan last minute things.
Jan 16, 2008 at 8:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would speak with your cater or reception facility to determine when they need your final head count. I would then give yourself a week or two in addition to that. This gives you plenty of time to put together your seating arrangements and finalize any other details.
Jan 17, 2008 at 11:51 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
the best course of action is to speak to your caterer to find out how much time they require. Please note that many times the recipient of your invitation and the various inserts will set them aside,thinking to reply immediately. Often that doesn't become reality and the senders are left wondering what on earth is going on and should they give the recipients a call. It's best to combine the time frame from the caterer with what you believe is an appropriate time for your guests. For example,if the bulk of your guests are older,more formal,you may not have a problem,but if they are very young,not well versed in general etiquette,it might be the opposite. Perhaps three weeks before the return of your information. When I do invitations and rsvp's I always make a suggestion to this effect. Incidently,years ago it was acceptable to send out invitations two to three weeks in advance,and as you know,that is increased,with the exception of very small weddings. S.Seitz invitationimaginati

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