Lock in ceremony time 11 months early or leave time off invites?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should we do?
    Choose ceremony time 10 months out and print on in invites : (29 votes)
    88 %
    Choose ceremony time 6 months out and include on invite insert : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Other described below : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t think you will have any new informatino at 6 months that you didn’t have at 10 months, so just pick a time nd put it on the invitation. 

    Post # 4
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’d be willing to bet you’ll find the same great deal closer to the wedding. I’d hold off on ordering them and setting the time in stone.

    Post # 5
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

    Since the time is an important aspect of the ceremony itself, I would say either wait and not order the invites or make a decision on the time. I think inserts are a bit silly for invites – at least just to state the time. 

    Post # 6
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would hold off all together on the ordering (I bet a similar deal will come up, sales typically follow a 3 month cycle). 

    It is kind of worthless to send invites without all the information on them. 

    I would also ask you to reconsider your January mailing.

    I know you think it will make it easier, but there are probably 10+ threads on just the first few pages where brides have sent out invitations outside of the 6-8 weeks before the event, and then had to track down nearly all the RSVPs cause people loose or forget about the invite.  OR people give inaccurate responses because they don’t know their work, financial, other commitment situation 6 months before.

    The invitation doesn’t have to be the first that people are hearing of the details though.  You could send a STD or actually talk to your guests, or send an email, or a carrier pigeon whatever.  It is also not in the best taste to ask your guests to commit too early

    Post # 8
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d just pick it and stick with it.  For what it’s worth – I’m in May and my ceremony start time is 6pm.  I also have ordered my invites and plan on sending them later on (trying to space-out wedding expenses- and this was a big(ish) one).  I think once you pick it, you’ll be fine.  Just consider if you’re outside or not – if you are you might want to consider the weather.  I am outside (in northern NJ) and I know 6pm will be perfect.

    Post # 9
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    PLEASE dont send invites for a july wedding in january… send save-the-dates and include info with a website where they can get any lodging/travel info they will need.

    Post # 11
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Didn’t see that it was destination, do whatever you think is best then I feel like rules don’t apply then…

    Post # 12
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Shkragoldfish:  If they have all the information, I don’t see why invitations have to be sent so early.  Is that actual invite what they are waiting on to book?  Why can’t the book without the actual paper invitation, and not the STD, or the email that you send out?

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