Our invites went out last Monday (the 16th) with a rsvp date of Sept 10th (one month exactly prior to the wedding). So far, we have 20 responses, so I'm thinking we are off to a great start!!! I also marked the back of the rsvp card with an invisible ink that you can see with a special light thank God b/c we already got a decline back with just the persons last name (and there are a few families that share that name!). I can't tell you the relief we had when these were out the door!!!
Today I got my shipment of bridesmaid dresses from netbrides.com. I would 100% recommend them to any bride to be. It saved my bridal party so much money (probably around $50-$60 a dress!), customer service was excellent as well as shipping.
So far, I've had three of my nine girls try on their dresses and everything fits perfect (except a few minor alterations). I'm hoping to have everyone fitted and alterations done by mid September.
For a refresher, my bridal party are all wearing different eggplant satin floor length Bill Levkoff dresses. My maid and matron of honor will have a contrasting champagne sash and my Jr bridesmaids dresses are tea length (more age appropriate in my opinon)