(Closed) Invitations

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Anxiouspeanut:  I didn’t say why I was asking but sent messages to several people on Facebook asking for their mailing addresses.  So far no one has asked why but I am sure they suspect why I asked.

Post # 4
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Anxiouspeanut: Just simply ask “What is your mailing address?”

I don’t think being invited to a wedding is necessarily supposed to be a surprise.

Post # 5
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For extended family members, I just asked my parents who have an up-to-date address book.  For neighbors, we took a walk down the street and wrote down their addresses.  For people who lived out of town, we searched the phone book and the internet.   And if we couldn’t find someone’s address anywhere else, I just asked them point blank.

I don’t think the invitation is supposed to be a surprise really.  Most of our family and closest friends could probably have guessed they were invited anyway.

Post # 8
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You know what? I totally used the crap out of facebook. Yeah, there are other ways, but now I have a history of messages i can look up if I lose an address. And for the few people it is a surprise for, it’s nice to hear their response. But that’s just me…I’m pretty attached to FB lol.

Post # 9
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Anxiouspeanut: When you send save the dates has more to do with your wedding date then your engagement date.

We were having a destination wedding so we sent STDs in late Feb for our Sept wedding so people could book flights and hotels.

As for getting addresses, I sent an e-mail to all my invites (bcc’d) and asked for addresses. FI did the same, as did FILs, and my parents.

I then compiled all the addresses together.

Post # 11
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572 posts
Busy bee

I also used whitepages online. Unless they are not unlisted, it is really helpful.

Post # 12
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Anxiouspeanut: Probably 5-6 months out from your wedding date (again it really has nothing to do with your engagement date). If your wedding is going to be during prime travel/holiday time then maybe a little earlier.

Post # 13
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Anxiouspeanut: You can send engagement announcements right after your engagement if you want to get the happy news out!  But save-the-dates should go out about 6 months before the wedding, as NatNYC2011 said, which is appropriate time for people to block their calendars.

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