Post # 1
More than 50% of my wedding guests will be out of towners and have to travel across country. To help me better plan, I would really like to send wedding invites as early as possible. Would sending invites 4 months in advance with RSVP date for 3 months in advance be okay or too early? Or do you recommend I send invites three months in advance and RSVP data 2 months before wedding? I know the recommended time is 6-8 weeks send invite, but just asking if it’s okay to do it even earlier? Also, I’ve already send Save the Dates (5.5 months in advance).
Post # 3
With sending out save the dates i think you will be fine with 3 months in advance
Post # 4
I honestly don’t see the problem sending invites that early. The more notice people have the easier it is to plan to come.
Post # 5
@Yellowstone2012: thanks for your advice. just to clarify, did you mean three months in advance mailing the invite or 3 more in advance i can ask for RSVP card? Thanks 🙂
Post # 6
Since you sent STD’s I would wait to send them out at three months. We are doing something similar. We sent STD’s about 9 months in advance and are sending out invites at 3 months.
Post # 7
I don’t see a problem with that!
Post # 8
I am getting married in May – 95% of our guests are out of towners with 50% of them out of the country. We opted not to do STDS for many reasons, so we ended up sending the invites out in January. Our RSVP date is early April, about 6 weeks before the wedding.
Ultimately, it made the most sense for our guestlist to send stuff out early. I think if you have a big portion of out of town guests then it makes sense to send things a bit earlier so yes! It is okay, in my opinion.
Post # 9
100% of my guests have to travel, many of them across country. I sent out STDs at 7 months out and sent the invites 11 weeks in advance. My RSVP date is 5 weeks in advance.
I honestly thinking asking people to commit 3 months out is setting yourself up for people changing their RSVP as the date gets closer OR RSVP’ing no just because they don’t feel like they can commit yet.
I would send the invites 12 – 14 weeks before the wedding and make the RSVP date 6 weeks before the wedding. I know it sucks because there are just certain things that can’t be done until you have a final count, but I think asking for RSVP too far in advance sets you up for problems down the line and is an inconvenience to guests.
Post # 10
@NAvery: thanks for the advice… 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@julyweddinglovebirds: If you already sent out save the dates then your guests are already making plans to attend your wedding or not. I wouldn’t send out invitations more than 90 days in advance of the wedding.
Post # 12
I sent my invites in December and had rsvp date as January 20th and my wedding is March 15th, a lot of our guests were out of town and appreciated having the time to find flights!