Hello, lovelies! When you get ready to order your wedding invitations, one of the big questions you’ll wonder is… when should wedding RSVPs be due? When should guests need to mail in their response card by?!
You’ve probably wondered the best date to put on there. How do you know you’re giving guests enough time to get back to you, while also allowing YOURSELF enough time to get those last strings pulled together, like a headcount to the caterer and final numbers on wedding favors, programs, etc.?
When Should Wedding RSVPs Be Due
Here’s the magic number: your wedding RSVPs should be due approximately 2-3 weeks before the wedding. That may sound like a lot of extra time, but you’ll thank us for it later.
Your wedding RSVPs returned to you no later than 2-3 weeks before the wedding allows you time to get everything in order and be confident in that “final” number expected to attend and celebrate your wedding.
Providing this extra “buffer” of time between the due date of RSVPs and your wedding date itself will allow you ample time to:
-phone in the final headcount to your caterer/venue,
AND… here’s the biggie:
– contact guests who have NOT RSVPed yet and find out their response (P.S. How rude! Ha!)
So, if you’re planning to get married on August 15, you’ll want the “Please RSVP by” date to be around July 25 but no later than August 1.
I am in favor of the 3-week mark, simply because as your wedding date looms closer, there’s nothing quite like having EXTRA time to get things prepared, rather than feeling like you’re behind. :)
Fun Wedding RSVPs
Now that you know when wedding RSVPs should be due, here are some creative wedding RSVPs to inspire you! You DO know that response cards don’t HAVE TO be boring, right? ;)
I love this: “darn, my party pants are at the cleaners”! Ha!
And this additional design by the same artist:
So cute, am I right?
If you have any questions on what date to set your RSVPs or other response-card inquiries, let us know in the comment box below!