(Closed) Oct date – Mail invites when??

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
  • poll: What Month / Date to Mail Invites
    July 6 : (16 votes)
    37 %
    August 3 : (27 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think the common rule I’ve always heard is to mail the invitations 2 months prior to the wedding date. That should give enough time for the guests to receive them and respond by your RSVP date.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It depends. We are having about half of our guest coming from out of town so we are sending our invites July 1 for the out of town guest and early August for the local guest. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m sending mine out the end of July.  There were no STDs sent so that’s why I am giving it some extra time.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You need 4 – 6 weeks for wedding invites. With RSVP usually 2 weeks to a month before hand.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m 10/13 and we’re sending ours the first week of August.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

    my wedding is the 5th of october and honestly i already sent mine lol. lots of oot and with it being on a friday a lot of people have to put in way early to get the day off work. plus they were dong and just sitting around the house and with three kids i didnt want them ruined!( i did them myself, lots of time spent)

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m sending mine hopefully late July or early August.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I sent Save-the-Dates back in March, so I am not being as anal retentive about the invitations as I could. We are aiming to mail them the first or second week of August. 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Date twin! We are mailing ours out in mid-July.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am sending mine out the first week of July.  I put my RSVP date as August 6th just for the fact that for those who don’t RSVP (which im sure there will be quite a few) I have time to follow up and get a clear count. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have already sent all of mine, we have a lot of out of town guests, and also some from abroad, plus it’s on a Friday so wanted people to be able to book it off, arrange child care etc 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    So I am excited to say I dropped invites in the mail yesterday. I really sent out to the OOT guest only and will be both hand delivering and mailing the local invites later next month. I wanted to give the OOT guest first pick on everything. Also, not to mention once we start getting declines we can open up the guest list to the local guest. We can not go over 70 people at this wedding and right now we are guessing to have about 74 people. I told my FI, I will cut 4 people if I have too, lol. 

    Anyway, I am just so excited to mail them off and see the response. Hoping we can start collecting RSVP’s ASAP, lol. 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We have wedding triplets! I’m mailing mine out the last week of July with an RSVP the last week of August.  Gives the guests a month with the invitation to RSVP, and gives me a month to prepare/order all things requiring final guest numbers.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are date twins and I am using Sept. 15th for my rsvp date as well. We have more out of town guests than you but I am going to do my best to get them out soon, at the latest mid July.

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