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Too Early to ask for an RSVP?

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#1 egsarah

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    Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:29 PM

    Okay girls...I want some advice.

    We are getting married in Mexico on December 12th. We are doing a site visit on November 15th. We already talked to our wedding coordinator and they will let us bring down a lot of our decorations and supplies for OOT bags and leave them until the wedding. That way we won't have to worry about bringing it all down when we have all our other wedding/honeymoon items packed.

    Soooo..my question is...Is asking people to RSVP by October 12th waaay too early? I want to get as much stuff purchased and ordered so that we can bring it down during our site visit.

    I figure if nothing else we would get a ball park idea from the people that are definitely not coming.

    We are thinking of sending out our invitations within the next two weeks and already sent out STDs in March.


    #2 Jules

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      Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:41 PM

      I agree, we are getting married in April 2010 and are planning on asking our guests to RSVP by Jan 2010, that way I have a good idea of numbers when I start confirming plans with the Weddnig coordinator at the restort. Like Meg&Shay said, I think people should understand that b/c it is away, we need to know a little earlier than a traditional at home wedding.

      #3 YaelM


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        Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:41 PM

        I dont think its too early either - but be prepared for ppl booking/coming at the last minute. Seems to be a common theme with DWs :)

        #4 Brenda&Jeff09

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          Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:57 PM

          I don't think it's too early either... ours is on December 10th in Mexico, and I'm asking for RSVPs by Oct 17th... so we're looking at about the same amount of time.

          22 booked... we're ready to go!!!

          #5 *Karla*

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            Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

            Absolutely not! We are asking for people to RSVP by Oct 1 for a Dec 31 wedding. And actually, I asked for people to contact me by Aug 1 to help me start getting a count. You will have a few people that will undoubtedly respond late, so I say the earlier the better! You have already sent STDs, so people should have been thinking about whether or not they are coming.

            #6 egsarah

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              Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:53 PM

              Thanks for the responses girls! I will be putting October 12th on my response cards then!

              Whew...that takes away a TON of stress!

              #7 mexicana bride

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                Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:28 PM

                I don't think it's too early at all. As a matter of fact our TA said people have to have all their final payments in 2 months prior to the wedding, otherwise they will not get our deal and will not be counted as part of our group.

                #8 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 03 August 2009 - 10:47 PM

                  I think it is totally fine. Our wedding is 1/23/2010 and our rsvp is 11/15/09. totally understandable situations. I think. But I am expecting people to decide last minute and get last minute deals and that way I will make a couple extra bags!

                  That is totally awesome you will be able to leave your items! where will they store them? make sure they are in a safe place for sure!

                  #9 Scarletina

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                    Posted 03 August 2009 - 11:19 PM

                    I think its perfectly acceptable. Honestly, when people are traveling far distances for a wedding they know quite some time in advance that they are attending or not. Well, at least if I were a guest at someone's wedding that was a ways for me to travel I would be planning on it way longer than a couple months in advance. Go ahead and ask!
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                    #10 jenniebey

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                      Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:12 AM

                      For a DW that is definitely not too early. My wedding is 11/06 and I asked for RSVPs back by 8/15. If you sent STDs, I think most people will know pretty early on if they are going or not.

                      I stressed about this too so I completely understand how you feel! :)

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