Curious about the ideal RSVP timing for your wedding month?


Embarking on the journey of planning your dream wedding demands meticulous attention to detail, with the timing of RSVPs being a crucial aspect. Have you ever pondered, "What's the perfect RSVP timing based on your wedding month?" This blog post aims to unravel this mystery, offering insights and guidance to ensure your guests have ample time to respond and celebrate your special day.


Let's be honest – managing RSVPs can be a bit tricky.


We all have someone in our lives who tends to respond late, not respond at all, or even RSVP and then not show up. It's just the way things go. To stay ahead of the game, consider sending out your save-the-dates well in advance and making sure your invitations provide your wedding guests with ample time to plan for your special day. For a smoother process, Girasole & Co. provides access to our online planning software, Aisle Planner, six months before your big day. This tool aids in effortlessly tracking and organizing RSVPs, and later, you can utilize the information to create your seating charts.


Now, let's kick things off with Save the Dates


Save the Dates play a pivotal role in setting the stage for your wedding, offering guests an early alert to mark their calendars and make preliminary arrangements. Save the Dates should be sent out 8 to 10 months before the wedding month to ensure ample time for preparation. Here are the suggested timelines for different wedding seasons:

September - November (Fall Wedding)


In this enchanting season, the ideal period to send Save the Dates is from early to mid-January, approximately 8 to 12 months before the wedding.


December - March (Winter Wedding)


For a Winter Wonderland celebration, the recommended timeframe for Save the Dates is late April to early May, ensuring they reach guests 10 to 12 months before the wedding.


April - June (Spring Wedding)


As nature blossoms in spring, plan to send Save the Dates from late July to early August, providing a comfortable 9 to 12 months lead time for your guests.


July - August (Summer Wedding)


For a sun-soaked summer celebration, dispatch Save the Dates between late October and early November, offering guests 8 to 10 months to make preparations.

Sending Save the Dates well ahead of time facilitates your guests in coordinating their schedules, ultimately contributing to a fantastic turnout on your special day. It's advisable to adapt the timing to accommodate your unique circumstances and any special considerations for your wedding celebration.


In our digitally-driven world, opting for digital Save the Dates presents an eco-friendly alternative that brings added convenience to both you and your guests, streamlining the entire process. The designs available on Paperless Post add an extra touch of elegance to your announcements.


Additionally, Paperless Post has joined forces with Paper Source, providing the opportunity to seamlessly translate your digital designs into printed wedding invitations. This collaboration effortlessly marries the convenience of digital options with the enduring charm of printed invitations, offering you a flexible and environmentally friendly solution to announce your special day.

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Invitations & RSVP Timing - Your Next Step


Getting the timing right for your wedding RSVPs is crucial for a smooth process. Tailor the timing to each season's unique characteristics to strike the perfect balance, providing your loved ones ample time to respond and keeping the excitement alive. Here are our recommendations for the optimal timing to send invitations:

Wedding Month:

September

Invitation Mailing:

May

Ideal RSVP Timing: July

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WEDDING MONTH:

October

Invitation Mailing:

June

Ideal RSVP Timing: August

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WEDDING MONTH:

November

Invitation Mailing:

July

Ideal RSVP Timing: September

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December

Invitation Mailing:

August

Ideal RSVP Timing: October

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WEDDING MONTH:

January

Invitation Mailing:

September

Ideal RSVP Timing: November

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WEDDING MONTH:

February

Invitation Mailing:

October

Ideal RSVP Timing: December

WEDDING MONTH:

March

Invitation Mailing:

November

Ideal RSVP Timing: January

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WEDDING MONTH:

April

Invitation Mailing:

Late November

Ideal RSVP Timing: Late January

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WEDDING MONTH:

May

Invitation Mailing:

Mid to late January

Ideal RSVP Timing: Late February

WEDDING MONTH:

June

Invitation Mailing:

February

Ideal RSVP Timing: March

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WEDDING MONTH:

July

Invitation Mailing:

March

Ideal RSVP Timing: April

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WEDDING MONTH:

August

Invitation Mailing:

April

Ideal RSVP Timing: May

Here are some tips we share with our brides


Before purchasing stamps, take a fully completed invitation suite to the post office for weighing. Many individuals purchase stamps only to realize it's insufficient postage.


Keep in mind that wax seals, whether inside or outside the envelopes, may require a non-machineable stamp. It's prudent to obtain the exact guidelines to ensure your invitations are deliverable before sending them on their way.


Cheers to Tips & perfect Timing


These guidelines serve as your compass on the thrilling journey of planning your special day, offering a balanced approach that allows guests enough time to prepare while maintaining the excitement leading up to the wedding.


Feel free to make adjustments based on individual circumstances and the unique requirements of your celebration.

@every.little.something

Heather Arra

GIRASOLE & CO. WEDDINGS



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