Post # 1
Wel first off, let me tell you our capacity for the wedding is 120 people , We will be at max. I would like to send out the ” A list ” first ( people who for sure we want there. fam/close friends ) and a B list ( send these out for other people we would like to have there, when someone from A RSVP’s no ) . Our wedding is in June 2014. How far in advance should I send out the invites based on what I told you ? Did I also mention I worry and procrastinate a lot ? The sooner the better right ? But how soon is too soon ? We need people to remember that the wedding is coming up too !! 🙂
Post # 3
@birdy88: I would send your A list 12 weeks out with a 4 week rsvp date and maybe your B list 8 weeks out so you have your final count 4 weeks out from the wedding.
Are you sending save the dates? (this is not a common thing where i’m from so not sure if it’s the norm in your area)
Post # 4
I’d do 8 weeks for the A list… Then 6 weeks for the B list.
Just keep in mind if people mention that they got your invite, but others didn’t, the B list people might figure it all out.
Post # 5
@birdy88: It depends on how fast your A list responds. We only have one list. And RSVP’s have been trickling in slooooowly for the past 3 weeks now with only 2 declines. So if your goal is to space the A and B’s enough so you can get enough declines first, I would put at least a month in between.
Post # 6
I would send the A list out at 8 weeks before the wedding and B list 4 weeks before the wedding…You will need to strategically date them so you can have enough time to give venue/caterers final head count, which is usually somewhere between 7-14 days before the wedding
Post # 7
I don’t even know if my answer will help at all. Here we send out invitations WAY earlier than the rest of the world it seems haha. Normally people here don’t send save the dates, but send invitations 4 months before the wedding. That would give lots of time to hear replies, send the ‘B’ list (maybe 2.5 months early?) and hear from them. Then you can give your numbers a week ahead of the wedding.