How soon should you require RSVPs to be received by?
Our wedding is on October 24th so when I make my RSVP cards, when should I say that the RSVPs need to be received by?? Thanks in advance :)

Former MDLS now Mrs. K
Married: 10/24/2010
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Posted On: Feb 27, 2010 at 8:41 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Married: 12/19/2010
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Feb 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
At least a week before you need your final headcount by. That way you can have time to call people that do not respond.
Feb 27, 2010 at 9:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would suggest 2 or so weeks before just incase there are some late straglers. Then you will have some extra time before your final count is in.

At Last!!!!!
Married: 07/17/2011
Feb 27, 2010 at 9:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm too anal.....I'm going to ask for mine 1-2 mos. in advance!

Married: 04/17/2010
Feb 27, 2010 at 11:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I did mine for 2 weeks before the reception.

Former MDLS now Mrs. K
Married: 10/24/2010
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Feb 27, 2010 at 11:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks everyone for your responses!

Married: 12/19/2010
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Feb 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
@At last.... I would be afraid people would forget about it having them respond 2 mos in advance.

Married: 07/19/2014
Feb 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would say about 2-3 weeks before the wedding day.. then do a Final Count 1 week and then call all that have not responded to see whats going on.. then give your final count to your caterer

Married: 2+ years ago
Feb 28, 2010 at 12:21 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I was thinking of sending mine out 2 months before & having the deadline be 1 month before...this gives them 1 month to rsvp & still gives me time to tie up any lose ends
Feb 28, 2010 at 12:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would have the RSVP deadline about four weeks out... that gives you plenty of time too to follow up on those you haven't heard from -- making sure it didn't get lost in the mail or anything.

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Feb 28, 2010 at 1:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you put a respond by date of one to two weeks prior to the wedding it gives you plenty of time to get a final head count, contact anyone who has not responded. Plus you will then have time to relax prior to the wedding with the final guest list done.

Married: 05/01/2010
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Feb 28, 2010 at 7:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Getting married May 1st and requested RSVP by April 1st to give me a two week lag time period to contact any guests before our final count is due (10 days before wedding day)

Married: 01/20/2012
Feb 28, 2010 at 7:35 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Our wedding is July 31st, sending invites out by May 8th, asking for RSVPs by June 19th...I am doing them 6 weeks and 12 weeks before bc I have a B list, and still wanted to give my B list plenty of time.

Married: 07/30/2010
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Feb 28, 2010 at 9:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm going to have my rsvp one month before, lets me know how many favors, centerpieces i need if i need to make adjustments.

Married: 07/24/2010
Feb 28, 2010 at 9:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am trying to gauge when I should send mine out as well. My family is late to everything, so if their mailing habits are anything close to that, I definitely need a lag time. If I sent them out the third week of May and asked to have them back by June 30th I would have 3 weeks to work with between my RSVPs and the event.
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