Am I too early/too late with my invitations??

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Mailing my invitations in Mid-July for a September 28th wedding is ...
    too early : (3 votes)
    9 %
    too late : (4 votes)
    12 %
    right on time : (27 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    Invitations are usually sent 6-8 weeks out, and August 3rd is the 8 week mark. So you’re fine! It’s a little early if you send them in mid-July, but not overly so. 

    Post # 4
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    1706 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think you’re pretty close to right on the money.  Isn’t it typically 10-12 weeks?  If anything maybe a week late, but nothing to freak over.  It’s not like Sept 28th is a holiday or a summer weekend, I’m sure you’ll be fine!  Just get them out as soon as you get them.

    Plus I’m sure that 90% of people know the date by now no?

    EDIT – apparently it’s 8 weeks per pp, so you’re fine.  And if you didn’t send STD’s I don’t think it’s too early in that case.

    Post # 5
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think you are right on track! I heard 6-8 weeks but I sent mine out slightly early. We needed numbers to our caterer two weeks before and I wanted a two week space between the RSVP date and the caterer date to track down people who didn’t RSVP.I also wanted to allow a month to RSVP. We ended up sending them out at 9 weeks out because they were ready to go and I wanted to allow for time in the mail (we live in a different state than most of our guests).

    Post # 6
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    3673 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I just got an invitation in the mail yesterday for a friend’s Sept. 28 wedding! I think 6-8 weeks is usually fine, but they might have sent theirs out a little earlier because they didn’t do save the dates. Works for me since FI and I have to book a flight.

    Post # 7
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    2056 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you’re perfect!  I am getting married 9/14, and hoped to get invites out in late June/early July.  Well, design/printing/etc took longer than expected and they’re not mailed yet.  Waiting for the last piece, which should be here this week.  At this point I’m hoping to get them to people by 7/13, which is the 9 week mark.

     

    I am kind of stressing about them being later than I wanted, but I sent save the dates and we have a website with info …. so I feel like it will be fine.

    Post # 8
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think that’s great. And it’s enough time not to be a huge crunch for any out of town guests or guests who need to make work / child care arrangements.  Also I agree with some posters that when you have a save the date, that gives you a little wiggle room.  In your case, even if you didn’t have one I don’t think you’re so late that I would be worried about it. I think you’re right on time. 😀

    Post # 9
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you are right on track. Our wedding is 9/21 and I haven’t mailed them out yet. We ordered ours from Minted and just received them however, the envelopes had someone elses name and return address on them…..the new ones should be here in the next week or so. I’m also waiting on the stamp and wax seal I ordered from etsy. I’m hoping to get them out by 7/21!!

    Post # 10
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    2047 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    your totally fine! I send mine in May for my august wedding with the RSVP date at the end of june and im STILL getting them back. I knew people would be late in sending them back and I didnt want to have to deal with chasing people around 2-3 weeks bfr my wedding!

    PLUS**** a LOT of people have declined because they already had plans…Thats exactly why I did it too, to make sure people who wanted to come could plan around it….lots of people make plans for summer way in advance. September is a bit diff but still, I think your fine.

     

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