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Angelica
Just Said Yes July 2022

Holiday Wknd Wedding - Invites/rsvp

Angelica, on February 17, 2022 at 10:12 AM Posted in Planning 1 7

Getting married on Sunday, July 3rd of this year. We sent our save the dates in November of last year so everyone knows the wedding is during a holiday weekend, and we shared details about hotel accommodations on our wedding website which was included in the save the dates.


My questions are: when do we send out the invites? And when should we make the RSVP date?


We’ll need to give the final head count two weeks prior, but I think some wiggle room would be good since we’re doing online RSVPs and anticipating some of the “older” guest to have some issues. Also, the last date to reserve within our room block is May 22nd and we do not want people to forget about or miss out reserving with the discount.





7 Comments

Latest activity by Angelica, on February 18, 2022 at 3:37 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    Invitations are usually sent out 6-8 weeks ahead of time, but since your room block deadline is super close to the 6-week mark, I would send out invitations around 8-10 weeks in advance, just to give everyone time to book a room if needed.


    As far as the RSVP date, when do you need to give your caterer/venue a final count? I would set the RSVP deadline to around a week before the date your caterer needs a count, just to build in some time to reach out to anyone who hasn't replied by the deadline.
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  • Sloane
    Super May 2022
    Sloane ·
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    I’m having a holiday wedding as well and because of that I sent out pre-save the dates digitally just to get a sense of who would be willing to give up their holiday weekend to come to our wedding. I actually mailed the save the dates in December and I’ll be sending the invites out March 15 in time for May 28. I know it’s a bit early but considering we have so many guest and it’s a holiday I wanted to be sure that people could plan ahead of time.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I would send invites with the standard 6-8 week timeline and rsvp due date at the standard 3 weeks because save the dates have already been sent. If they are sent earlier, guests will lose and forget the information.


    Send a note to everyone on your guest list via email or phone call that if they plan to book a hotel room, the cut off date is May. However, no one can guarantee that they are able to attend before; weeks before the wedding. Employers don’t give final schedules before then, and that is separate from the ever changing pandemic which is still underway.
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  • M
    Expert September 2021
    Marianne ·
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    Agreed with the others to send out invites 6-8 weeks before (no more than 10 weeks), and RSVP deadline 1 week before final numbers are due to your caterer. It wouldn't hurt to contact the hotel and see if they can push the room block deadline closer to your RSVP date - my room block deadline was originally 1 month before my wedding and they were okay with pushing it another week or two to align with my RSVP date.

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  • Samantha
    Super May 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Im in the minority that I would send them out now. People make plans on the holidays, especially in the summer Smiley smile

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  • Melinda
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    Melinda ·
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    I'm also the minority- I would send them 8-10 weeks before with an RSVP date 3 weeks out.

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  • Angelica
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Angelica ·
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    Thanks for all your recommendations!! I seriously appreciate it
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