How Much RSVP Time Should You Give to Wedding Guests

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Getting family and friends to let you know if they're coming to the wedding can be frustrating.
This is what often happens: you'll get a flurry of responses right after people receive their invitation, a bunch of replies close to the deadline, a few straggle in for the next few weeks, and there also are those who never respond. To those who never respond, you'll have to go after them by call.

Do you know how many weeks should you give your guests to RSVP. If you give them too much leeway, they might forget to reply!
To make sure you give guests enough time to RSVP (but not too much that they forget), check out continue to figure out how much time you should really give your potential attendees to get their responses in.

Assuming you've sent your unique wedding invitations out in time (at least six to eight weeks before your wedding), give your guests four or five weeks to RSVP. This is plenty of time for people to figure out if they want/are able to attend your wedding, as well as to figure out any necessary travel arrangements.

Have your RSVP due date be two to three weeks prior to the wedding. With this deadline on RSVP card you have a few days to get in toch with people who you haven't heard from. And your caterer will have a head count at least one week before the reception.

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For example, you're getting married on June 2, then you should mail your wedding invitation ensembles between April 7-21, that is 6 to 8 weeks ahead of the wedding. Your RSVP deadline should between May 12-19, this gives your potential attendees 4-5 weeks to decide and make plan. And you're left with 2-3 weeks to track down any late or no responders. Clear now, it is simple, just take out calendar, count ahead from the your wedding week, 6-8 weeks to send out invitation, clear RSVP deadline 2-3 weeks before your wedding week.

Your guests had four or five weeks to get back to you, so if you don't receive their RSVP, we recommend trying to get in touch with them the day after the deadline passes, instead of giving a grace period.
When calling the people who didn't RSVP, confirm first if they received the invitation and how you hope they're planning on attending but you haven't heard from them.
Most likely, they'll apologize for their tardiness, then quickly give you an answer. If they're unsure, ask them to call or text you within 24 hours, explaining you have to give the caterer a final number.
If they still don't contact you by the next day, count them out.


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