Post # 1
My invitations arrived in the mail a few weeks ago and I am dying to give them out! Our wedding is on the 30th of August, with a RSVP date on the 2nd of August. We had to choose a date that would allow us to give 3 weeks notice to our reception venue, while also giving us a few days to catch up on anyone who hasn’t RSVP’d.
Would it be reasonable to post the invitations in the next two weeks (early June)? We have about 12 out of town guests, but most people live less than an hour away from us. Our guest list has exactly 85 people so not a huge wedding, but with a minimum of 60 guests at our venue we want to be sure we have invited enough people to meet the minimum. I’d love your opinion bees.
Post # 2
Personally, I dont think that is too early. Most sources I looked at recommended sending them 6-8 weeks before the wedding, but with your RSVP date I think you are fine sending them mid June. Just know that the early send date COULD lead some people to procrastinate with responding.
Post # 3
I think it’s fine. It gives the out-of-towners enough time to plan and book transportation, and for the rest of them, it gives you waves of RSVPs – the ones who will get back to you right away, and then the ones who will forget about it until August 2nd. I think for busy people, it’s an ideal time to receive an invitation.
Post # 4
I’m getting married August 31 and I will most likely send mine out the first two weeks of June. My family members keep asking for them and at my shower last week they were all asking when they would arrive. I think the timing is fine.
Post # 5
MrsBlackCat: Our wedding is 2nd August. Our save the dates went out about a year in advance, and our invitations went out mid-March with an RSVP deadline of May 1st. We had almost 100% of people RSVP by the deadline; I had to chase 2 people, that was it (though we’ve only invited 80 in total).
We had a few reasons for sending them when we did. First, we have a B list, and so wanted time to get invitations to those people if we had anyone decline. Second, we wanted to allow time to chase people (kind of ties in with the first reason). And finally, we are offering choices for the meal and drinks, and these need to be collated and got to the venue by 3 weeks before along with the seating plan, plus I was hoping to make personalised menu cards and estimate I need at least a month to do them without creating too much stress.
So I would say it isn’t too early at all, but that’s me.
Post # 6
MrsBlackCat: i think its fine to send it out now. i was like you when i got my invitations lol
Post # 7
We sent ours out 2 months before the resvp date (about half our guests are from out of town, with about a dozen or two from overseas). Weve gotten a healthy response rate so far… About 40 out of the 168 have responded and theres about a month until theyre due.
most of the non responders are either my classmates, who dont know their schedule yet, or family/bridal party who i think are assuming they dont have to send it back “because we just know theyre coming” lol