The baby shower invitation should be mailed out 4-6 weeks in advance and the RSVP should be no later than 2 weeks prior than the baby shower.
However, as a hostess, understand there will more than likely still be last minute people to call and RSVP.
How far in advance should RSVP date be?
Make your RSVP date two to three weeks before your wedding date to allow enough time for you to get a final head count to the caterer (one week before) and to finalize your seating chart.
What is the proper etiquette for a baby shower?
The point of a baby shower is for your community of pals, relatives and coworkers to “shower” you with gifts. So, etiquette dictates that the parents-to-be can’t throw their own party since doing so could be perceived as asking for gifts, which is frowned upon by the manners police.
How do you RSVP to a baby shower invitation?
RSVP, the abbreviation for the French phrase “respondez s’il vous plait,” means “please respond.” Whether it’s a birthday party, a baby shower, or a wedding, a timely response will enable the host to provide enough food, drinks, and party favors for those attending without overbuying and having too much.