Post # 1
My parents are throwing a fairly casual BBQ for FI and I as an engagement party. We are inviting my family who live in the area as well as FIs parents, siblings and a few aunts and uncles who live a few hours drive away. How far in advance should we send out invites?
Post # 3
@sweet5k: We sent ours out a bit early because my family would have to drive between 3-5 hours (and book a hotel) if they decided to attend. I think the general rule is 2-3 weeks in advance, but we sent ours out 1 month from the RSVP date to give my family time to make arrangements.
Post # 4
Are you really keen to send out actual invites? If it is a casual BBQ for friends and family I would be inclined to call and/or email people to invite them. If you want to send paper invitations I think a few weeks is plenty of time.