(Closed) Help!! When should invitations/stds go out??!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@SadMrsToBe:  Typically save the dates are sent out 6 months to one year before the wedding date.  If you already sent save the dates to France I would just pop your domestic save the states in the mail this April.  

As far as the wedding invitations go, I would mail them out 4 months before to both the folks who are domestic and abroad.  Since you are sending out save the dates the folks in France will have ample time to make travel arrangements.  Also, 4 months in advance gives everyone a lot of time to RSVP.  The truth is that your RSVP date will be the same no matter when you mail out the invites right? You will be able to invite folks on the B list sooner than you think because most folks who decline will do so right away.

Post # 4
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I understand not wanting to send the Save the Dates and the invitations too soon or too late!

I suggest sending the Save the Dates to your local guests roughly 4 to 6 months prior to the big day.

As for the invitations, for local guests, a month and a half prior. For your French guests, send the invitations two and a half months prior.

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Post # 5
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8697 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I disagree with sending STDs only 4 months in advance. I would do more of a 6-9 month timeframe for local guests.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

STDs usually go out a year to nine months before the wedding. Invites usually go out six to eight weeks before the wedding. However, for your international guests, I would porbably give me about three or four weeks more just in case.

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