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Dedicated October 2020

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Elizabeth, on July 5, 2020 at 12:14 AM Posted in Planning 1 52
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Hello everyone,

Our wedding in a few months October and its time to mail out RSVP invitations and I've ✔ online everywhere and can't find the answer to my simple question.

What date do I request the responses back? Really appreciate some timeline because everywhere I look and read their explaining **how to** want mailing out by next week. Plz help..

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    I asked for 45 days before the wedding date to make sure I still had time to call those who forgot to RSVP and get an exact count to my venue on time. Make sure you know when your venue needs an exact count. Id try to make it a couple weeks before that.
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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2022
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    The reply date should be a couple weeks before the date that your caterer needs the final headcount so you have enough time to track down anyone who didn't respond via mail and tally the results.

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  • Melle
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    As pp said it depends on final count needed and then I would give it extra time for instance if final count is needed by sept 30 then I would do it A week or so before sept 30 because people lag in responding and you just wanna have extra time.
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  • L
    Super July 2022
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    I agree with the previous comments. Check what date your caterer/venue need a final count by, then set the RSVP deadline to at least 2-ish weeks before then. This will give you time to track down anyone who hasn't replied by your deadline, and for you to relay the total count to your caterer. If you're doing RSVP cards that everyone mails back to you, I also recommend numbering the back of them (and recording the invitation number for each person) just in case someone forgets to write their name on it.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
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    Some venues prefer a specific time frame. Mine is asking a final headcount a month prior so I will make my deadline 2 weeks prior to that.

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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2022
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    If you're making your own invites, print the invited guests' names directly on the reply card so it's also clear to them who is invited and they can't bring randoms, which is known to happen more often than people expect.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated October 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    Thanks how are you guys doing and happy 4th
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  • Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth ·
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    Thanks lisa
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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated October 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    That's my problem dont the final trying to determine what it is. Our wedding in another state people need travel if covid allows them to travel and make arrangements
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
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    No problem. Hqppy 4th to you as well. We're good thanks. How about you??
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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated October 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    I'll need to call the catering chef next week and ask them is that what suggesting I do
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  • Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth ·
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    Erin,
    Thanks! I'll mail them next week and that will give folks until the the 3rd week of August to get back 😊 thanks happy 4th
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  • Elizabeth
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    Were good as well this covid has everyone stuck in place..randy's without employment because he's a musician and all his gigs were canceled that really stuck. Im an essential worker so I didn't lose any time.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
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    Oh wow. FH and I both been without a job since March. We're just stuck in limbo right now and planning the wedding. So far so good so hopefullt that aspect stays the same.
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  • Elmarose04
    Devoted July 2021
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    It would depend on the date that you have to give your venue your final count. Depending on that date and also your catering final count I would give your guest about a month to a month in half in advance before your wedding to give in their final RSVP'S. On that note during this pandemic I would keep an open feed for guest to contact you in case they have emergencies or feel uncomfortable during the pandemic to attend to inform you if they will be attending or not that way you can be prepared to accommodate some guest virtually. Nothing would be worst than if some guest don't show up and depending on your guest count that you give some venues won't even allow you to use the facility unless the minimum of your guest count are there. Then again some venues don't have this rule my venue does and it is also a pandemic right now and we don't know how October will look like and how thinks might change so it is good to have some options during this time.

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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
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    I Asked For RSVP's A Month Prior.

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  • Shana
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    Our wedding date is October 10, I set my RSVP date for September 10. Our caterer and rentals need to know how many guests will be attending 2 weeks in advance so I set the RSVP a month in advance to allow for some wiggle room if I have to get ahold of people to see if they are or aren’t coming.
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  • L
    Super July 2022
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    I like this idea!! I hadn't thought of that, I'll have to do this with my next set of invitations (we sent out our previous invites before we had to postpone). Thank you for suggesting this!
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  • V
    Dedicated October 2020
    VICTORIA ·
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    I did 20 days prior to the day. My wedding is on 10/25/20, so I asked that RSVPs be back no later than 10/5/2020.

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  • Erin
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    You’re welcome! Happy 4th to you as well!
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