Sending invites early?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1677 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I sent mine three months before the wedding, and a lot of people thought that was super early. I think if you send them SIX months ahead of time, then they’ll be forgotten about. If you sent a STD with the date on it, then that’s probably sufficient. 

Post # 5
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your vendors should give a final deadline of all counts for menu, tables, flowers, etc.  It’s usually a few weeks before the wedding.  Just make your RSVP deadline a little bit before that.  Gives you time to do any follow ups and make your final counts.  Then you can send your invites 6-8 weeks (standard) before the deadline.

Your save the date card should give the OOT guests enough information (date and location) to where they can look at flights or hotels if need be in advance.

Post # 6
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Everything I’ve read said to send them out 6-8 weeks before the wedding. I’m sendin ours out hopefully next weekend, which will be 4 months before the wedding. I want to make sure people can make plans (especially with it being on a long weekend) and they book their hotels.

Post # 7
2443 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Yep, STDs should be enough 6 months out, as long as they understand that the STD means a formal invitation will follow.  If they have any questions or concerns, they’ll contact you or your FI.

Post # 8
3584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think 6 months is too early to send invitations.

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