Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568
I just wanted to chime in and share my experience...
No Save the Dates
Invites sent 9 months out
RSVP 12 weeks out
Booking reminder sent 10 weeks out
Group Rate Expired 8 weeks out
Of the 24 invitations sent (42 Guests), I received a total of 3 RSVPs; 2 declines and 1 acceptance. I hoenstly didn't know who was attending my wedding until our group rate expired. Of the 22 guests that committed to our DW, 14 of them booked within 48 hours of our group rate expiring and another booked her trip independently (airfare and accomodations) within 48 hours of departing for our wedding.
While logic would dictate that those who care and have intentions of coming will RSVP and book far in advance. The truth of the matter is, those who care will book by the deadline. We put a lot of effort in planning our weddings but remember, it's our wedding and one of the greatest milestones in our life, not our guests. Every detail will be a priority from the moment we're engaged until our wedding day. As far as our guests are concerned, our wedding doesn't become their priority until they board the plane.
You make a good point! Thanks for your insight!