Post # 1
So we’ve been dealing with a lot of personal and professional issues and we’ve only sent out about 85% of our invitations. There are people on our original “List A” that haven’t gotten invitations yet and our wedding is a little over 2 months out from today and about 1.5 out from the RSVP date. Is this too late and I should consider it done or if I get them out this week, I’m still safe and they won’t think they’re a last minute addition or “List B” people?
Post # 3
Get them out ASAP. 2 months out is a normal time to send invitations, just make sure that the rest all go out in one clump.
Post # 4
@futuremrsfitz18: Thanks for the reassurance. I didn’t want anyone to think they were last minute additions, especially because they weren’t and it’s just that I’ve been swamped with other things. I will definitely get them out this week!
Post # 5
You aren’t late at all. In fact, you’re actually still on the early side! Wedding invites are usually sent 6-8 weeks ahead of time, so you’re ahead of the curve. There’s no way your guests will think they’re on the B-list.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
You have plenty of time! I just sent ALL of my invites out around the 7 week mark. 🙂
Post # 7
Yeah I agree with Gemstone, you are technically early. My wedding is July 21 with an RSVP deadline of July 1st and I have not sent out my invites yet. I am still addressing the envelopes and will send them all out next week.
You’re fine! 🙂
Post # 8
Send them out ASAP. If you didn’t send Save-The-Date Cards there’s a good chance some people are already busy that day. 6-8 weeks is the standard but without a STD, I personally have most weekends booked this summer for travel/pre-booked events.
Post # 9
@Mrs. Fireworks: Hey, we’re date twins! Except my RSVP date is July 4. I like the bit of irony that the RSVP date is Independence Day. We have online RSVPs as an option (in addition to snal mail) so in theory, they can still RSVP by a holiday date.
@MrsBroccoli: We did Save-The-Date Cards for non-local people and for the guests that are left, they are either colleagues or a few acquaintances but all local. We did manage to plan that part! Phew!
Post # 10
I think you’re still early, but I would send them before they find out they are B list people. Really, though, if they weren’t important enough to make your A list, why bother inviting them? I think that’s what makes people angry about B lists, it seems like you’re just fishing for gifts.
Post # 11
I know this is an old thread, but I need some help. I’ve had some setbacks and haven’t gotten my invites out for our 10/13/13 wedding, but they are going out next week (and then we realized we were about 10 short and had to reorder, now I’m really nervous!). But is this 6-8 weeks from the wedding date, or from the RSVP date? I’m late on one, but not on the other. I hope it’ll be OK!
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@veggie_rachel: The standard is 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. The RSVP date is usually 2-3 weeks before the wedding day.
Post # 13
@veggie_rachel: If it makes you feel better, our wedding is September 7th, and our invitations went in the mail August 1st. The first ones were delivered on August 2 to the most recipients, and our first reply arrived to us on August 6th (the 5th was a holiday).
As of Friday, I had about 1/3 of the responses back (and only 1 regret). People got them, and dealt with them right away instead of throwing them in a drawer or on the fridge thinking they’d “get around to it later”.
It’ll be fine.
Post # 14
ASAP, but you should be fine, unless a lot of these people are folks who are going to have to make major travel arrangements. In which case you may get a heavy proportion of “no” responses.