While designing wedding invitations, we’re often asked when should guests RSVP — how far before your wedding date? Your caterer and venue are the primary people that will need to know a final head count for wedding. So, this date should be provided by them.
Now that you have the date, what should you tell your guests and how long should you give them to RSVP? Traditional etiquette would allow 4-6 weeks for an RSVP deadline. However, in a pinch, a minimum of 15 days from the wedding invitation arrival is acceptable.
Your RSVP card should be pre stamped, enabling your guests to reply faster. You may also put an alternate RSVP method on the card, such as an email, text or wedding website.
The RSVP deadline should be one week before your final head count is due to vendors. This will allow you a week to track down the missing replies from your guests. Don’t be afraid to ask your family or wedding party with help on tracking down missing replies!