S.T.D and Invitation Etiquette

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

STDs should go out no more than 6 months before your wedding.

Wedding invitations should go out 6-8 weeks before the wedding. It should be mentioned that all that receive a STD should recieve an invitation to the wedding.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

bellaluna290:  Okay, I hear you on the “no more than 6 months” thing…but I’m really excited and I’ve got almost all of mine addressed and ready to go out! If my wedding is on February 15 (which is a holiday weekend [President’s Day]), can I send them out mid-July (which would be 7 mos. in advance) or is that a faux pas? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ohmariemarie:  If you have guest information available, like the hotel block if you’re doing one, I think it would be okay to send them out then. I had a lot of out of town guests, so we actually sent ours out 7 months in advance…oops 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

PP is correct that traditionally StDs are 6 months out, but I think do what works well for your situation.  We sent ours out at 7.5 months (in January for a late July wedding) because the logistics of our wedding are going to be challenging for some, but we wanted to wait until they had their 2014 calendars!  I think you could get away with sending yours in January 2015 or anytime between then and April 2015.  Remeber that you can tell your family/friends the date ahead of time too so they can prepare.  

Invites are usually 6-8 weeks for a local wedding, 12 weeks for a destination wedding.  We sent ours out at 11 weeks because of those tricky logistics and it being a vacation destination spot during the summer.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

bellaluna290:  Thanks, that’s helpful! I have our website ready to go, but I do need to get the room blocks organized. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We did std at 7months and invites at 3 months so we would have time to be able to send a second wave of invites when we got the nos back in. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think you have to consider if you are getting married in peak wedding season too. I’m an Aussie bride getting married on a Saturday in November (which is one of the most popular months to get married here) and I sent my S.T.D cards out at 8 months. I’ve already had some friends tell me that they have received other S.T.Ds for the same wedding day as mine! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m sending mine out almost a year in advance. We have people coming in from all around Canada and Europe and I know they won’t want to come if the flights have gotten expensive (more so the Europe people but no way am I doing two sets of mailing). Do what works for your situation. I seriously doubt anyone would be offended or absolutely forget about your wedding of you send them out early.

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