Want to guarantee an invite to weddings beyond the one you're attending this weekend? Acting the part of a gracious, respectful guest is step one. Here's a cheat sheet for charming the bride and groom.
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Wedding invitations are sent 6-8 weeks in advance. If you receive yours on the earlier side of this window, don't stash the RSVP card with the thought, "Oh, I have tons of time." If you do, most likely you'll forget all about it. Your official deadline to get it in the mail? Four weeks before the big day. Since wedding vendors will need a final head count from the happy couple 2-3 weeks in advance, there's no room for your RSVP to show up any closer than that to the wedding date.
2. Be an Informed Attendant
Don't accept a role in a wedding unless you're aware of your duties. In addition to gifts, attendants may need to contribute to the shower and help with the bachelor or bachelorette party. They're also responsible for their own attire, transportation, and