(Closed) How many months before your wedding are you sending Invitations?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How many months before your wedding did/are you sending out your invitations?
    less than 2 months before : (40 votes)
    36 %
    3 months before : (36 votes)
    33 %
    4 months before : (3 votes)
    3 %
    5 months before : (3 votes)
    3 %
    6 months before : (2 votes)
    2 %
    7-8 months before : (3 votes)
    3 %
    9-10 months before : (0 votes)
    A year before : (0 votes)
    I did Save the Dates too! : (23 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Most people send out their save the dates 6-12 months before the wedding. I don’t think there’s any reason you couldn’t send them out now, especially since so many of your guests are from overseas. Our wedding invitations are hitting the mail next week, two months before our wedding.

    Post # 4
    Member
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I sent my invitations out 8 weeks before our wedding, and the RSVP’s were due 2 weeks before. 

     I think if you have a lot of out of town guests you may want to send them earlier, but if you have Save-the-dates, you don’t necessarily have to!

    Post # 5
    Member
    355 posts
    Helper bee

    my wedding is memorial day weekend and my plan is to send std’s in late aug (thats when ill have the time) and the invites 8 weeks out. that 9 months out for the save the dates and two months for invites.

    Post # 6
    Member
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m sending my invitations out the first week of August so its a little under 3 mos out.  Ours is destination for everyone though so we wanted to give people extra notice.  We’re asking for our RSVP cards back by the end of Sept (one month out).

    Post # 8
    Member
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Our thinking was to send the STD cards months in advance and send out the invites about 6 weeks before. Invites tend to get buried, misplaced and lost when the RSVP date is distant. Seemed to work fairly well for us.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Save the Dates are your best bet for giving people a heads up especially since they have a far travel. I sent my STDs out in February for my September 09 wedding because the FI’s family is in California, Chicago and Florida and not to mention that the wedding is on a holiday weekend. I also sent out the invites, June 24 so that I can have all the responses back by July 27.

    Post # 10
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We did invites at 10-12 weeks b/c we didn’t do save the dates, and we figured with a june wedding we’d get the word out there early. it really helps when you have people planning vacations, etc, but you don’t necessarily want to spend the money on STD’s like us.

    Post # 11
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    If you are having a lot of out of town guests then save the dates would be a great idea.  I think magnets are a great idea.  My sister and sister in law both did magnet STDs and they are still on people’s fridges.

    Post # 12
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    There wasn’t a box to check that said "two months before" but that is when I’m sending mine – and giving guests 1 month to respond.

    I did save the dates too – about 6-7 months before our wedding date.

    Post # 13
    Member
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I did save the dates in February (Wedding on Labor Day weekend) and we mailed the invites on July 7th, response date is August 15th… So just about 2 months before.

    Post # 14
    Member
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    As soon as I knew the date, I sent out an e-mail to everyone letting them know.  That was our unofficial Save-The-Date.  Then we sent out a reminder e-mail with a much nicer looking Save-The-Date attachment about 6 months out.  I’m then sending out the invitations 3 months in advance.  We have a lot of out-of-country guests coming for a during the holidays wedding, so we though that the more time they had to know the better.  Some of my guests had to get visas to come!

    Post # 15
    Member
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We are March and I’m sending them RIGHT after Christmas.

    Post # 16
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    We did what Erindesmar described–sent them out 2 months before and allowed guests a month to respond.  In theory, that meant I would have all the RSVPs a month before the wedding.  Of course, I was still tracking people down for the next couple of weeks, but this helped us get most of the replies in a timely fashion.

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