Post # 1
I know its early but the website we want to get our invitations from seems to change what they have in stock every other week and I want to make sure we get the invitations we want so we’re probably about to order them. My question is this… We’re getting married February 8th, I don’t want to send our invitations out before Christmas because I’m afraid they’ll get misplaced or overlooked in all the holiday craziness. If I sent them out a day or two after Christmas would it be too late for a January 25th RSVP by date? If so, when do I need to send them? Thanks!
Post # 3
I don’t think waiting a day or two after Christmas will sidestep the craziness. The postal mayhem seems to continue through New Years.
In your place I would send them out well before Christmas – like Dec 8th.
Post # 4
@geekspice: I’m not so much worried about the postal service since most of our invites aren’t going very far. I’m more concerned with people being busy with the holidays and not paying much attention to the invite when they get it….
Post # 5
OK. Around here people don’t usually get back to normal until the second week in January. So they might still miss it. I think if you only give them four weeks, you’ll be chasing a lot more rsvps.
Post # 6
I think we gave our guests like 3 weeks or less…it was kind of by accident…but we have heard from ALMOST everyone…sans like 3 couples/families who we know are coming. I think it would be just fine. I would build in some time to follow up with non-responders…but that’s whether you gave 3 years to rsvp or 1 day…some people just won’t.
Post # 8
Maybe you could send them earlier?
I think 4 weeks in advance is pushing it a little, unless you are doing rsvps, even then it seems a little time crunched.
We are sending out our Save-The-Date Cards 1 year in advance [this october], and invites out 5 or 6 months in advance, with rsvp requested 30 days before.