(Closed) send email that invitations are coming shortly, so they remember the date?

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you sent STD’s I don’t think an e-mail would be needed. If you’re worried, could you send the invites out at the end of May instead of mid-June?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Because you sent out STDs, I think it would be a bit much to send an e-mail saying that they would be receiving an invitation.  If they plan on attending the wedding, they should have the STD (or at least made a note on their calendar).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We sent ours out around 3 to 3 1/2 months before the wedding.  i didn’t see any reason to wait, and people were coming from far away and had to plan trips and take off work and all that so we figured why not.  We also heard from a few older relatives that they were not booking their airline ticket until they had the invitation in hand.  So we figured the sooner the better.  For us it worked just to get the real invitations out the door. 

Post # 6
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t send an email as well if you have already sent a std.  Most people generally know the timeline of when to expect a wedding invitation.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honestly, I’d send an email. We are running into so many problems with people forgetting our date or not being available in the 1st place, even though we sent magnet Save the Dates. Some guests didn’t get a STD right away b/c I wasn’t sure if we had room for them, and when I finally committed and tried to send one they already had vacations/plans for our wedding day. Summer is tough, you have to book people way in advance and remind them..

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I sent out STDs over a year in advance (I was excited ;)…wouldn’t that again) and am sending the invites out 10 weeks beforehand because the wedding is 5 hours away for most people. I was going to wait for the 8 week mark to mail them out but people have been requesting them. This system has worked out fine, even with the way-in-advance STDs.

I’d suggest relying on your STDs and sending out the invites a little early if your guests need more time to plan hotels, etc.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think you need to send an email. I would just go ahead and send the invites a little early. I already got an invite to an August wedding – that’s early! 2.5-3 months is fine, especially if you have a bunch of people traveling.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you sent a STD and are planning to send the invitations at least 8 weeks in advance, the email is too much.  I’ve also never heard of sending an email additionally too.  Some people send an email in lieu of STD for cost reasons, but all 3?  Woah nelly!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

if you sent out STDs I would not sent an additional reminder email.  however, i am sending my invites out 3 months prior b/c we’re having our wedding on a holiday weekend.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really wouldn’t worry about it. We’re six weeks ahead of you, and did a late January STD. Invites will hopefully go out mid-April, about ten weeks in advance. Most family started in on hotels, etc., right after the STD went out; they don’t need any reminding. Friends hopefully marked calendars, but if they didn’t, it’s unlikely that an extra reminder is going to prompt that. Even people who don’t remember the exact date know generally when it is from the STD, so most people should know to double check if they’re unsure and are planning a vacation. I don’t think you need to worry about sending anything extra, nor will people expect it.

If you’re worried, I think the best option is to just send the invites a little earlier—maybe get them ready to hit the mail right after Memorial Day, so people will get them before summer’s in full swing?

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