Post # 1
My wedding is April 26, 2014 but we have had a 2 year engagement so have had plenty of time to plan! I sent my save the dates out in June (10 months early) and I have my invitations and was wondering how long I should wait. I was thinking I could send them end of October/ early november Or January because I don’t want to get them mixed up with Christmas mail my RSVP by date it 3/26.. When should I send them? I saw that 2-4 months ahead is the most common..
Post # 3
@kaitlyn417: I would wait and send them after Christmas. Where you’ve sent save the dates sending them in February would probably be fine.
Post # 4
We sent our invites out in May for our October wedding, but literally every single guest will be coming from out of state so I wanted to ensure they’d have enough time to shop around for flights, hotels, etc.
Otherwise I would do the typical 6-8 weeks (isn’t that what is recommended? I’m not sure..)
Post # 5
i would wait until after New Years…..
Post # 6
No more than 8 weeks in advance – so end of February. I would definately not send anything out until after new years at the very least – it will get mixed in with christmas/holiday cards. Think of it this way – there is kind of a let down in January/February after the holidays, so when your guests get your invitations during that time they will have something to get excited about!
Post # 7
Typical is 4-6 weeks ahead of the RSVP deadline. I’d wait until around Valentine’s Day to send them. I’d send them NO EARLIER than Febuary 1
Post # 8
Since you’ve sent a STD, you really shouldnt send it until 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Too long between invitation and RSVP deadline means more time for people to forget about sending it to you.
Post # 9
Wedding invites should go out 6-8 weeks in advanced (of the wedding date). If you send them out too early, you risk people losing them, forgetting about them, or changing their RSVP. People will not always know their schedule more than 2 months in advanced. I’d send them mid-February.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@kaitlyn417: Since you sent save the dates, I wouldn’t send out your invitations any earlier than 8 weeks before the RSVP date. So you should shhot for the end of January, beginning of February. If you send them too early, people are likely to misplace them and forget to RSVP.
Post # 11
@kaitlyn417: 8 weeks before the RSVP date. Send them out in the first week of Feb.
Post # 12
@kaitlyn417: Send after Christmas. Don’t send too early bc then people might forget! (even though you sent a save the date)
Post # 13
I’m a huge proponent of NOT sending wedding invitations too early, especially if you’ve sent the save the date.
I plan on sending mine 8 weeks early; since my wedding is on a holiday weekend. (Memorial Day.)
I’ll put my invitations in the mail on Monday, March 17th, so that all of my guests will have received their invitations by Monday, March 24th.
My RSVP deadline will be Friday, April 25th; so I’ll have a month to do seating.
Hope this helps!
Post # 14
I think sending them out 6-8 weeks is WAY TOO LATE. No way could I wait that long, and I’ve never received an invite that close to a wedding either. Three or four months ahead is norm here so if I were you, on January 1 they’d be in the mail.
Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@kaitlyn417: hey, almost date twin! We are sending ours January 1st, but we are having a destination wedding.