Sending Out Invitations Three Months Out

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t send them that early. If October 1 is your due date, send them the last week of August. Sending them this early just gives people more time to lose it/forget about it

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Krystaldansberry:  Date twins! I’m sending mine out 3 months in advance! I don’t remember my respond by date, but I have a lot of out of town family and friends and I want them to have enough time to plan.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Krystaldansberry:  Did you have a STD? If so, no need to send so soon…people will forget about them.

ETA: Just realized “Did you have a STD” sounds horrible! Sorry…did you send a STD…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’ll send ours out 3 months in advance because of the end-of-year holidays. Our invitations will be sent out in early November (for a February wedding) to avoid the chaos that reigns from Thanksgiving to early January. 

I see no harm in it, if it works for you. As a guest, I block off the dates and book the hotels when I get the save the dates, so getting the actual invitation doesn’t change much for me, anyway.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did 3 months out. We had a lot of people (about half) coming in from out of town (some from out of the country/across the country), so we wanted them to have all the details in order to make vacation requests and hotel reservations. I only had to chase up about 10 of the invitations (and it wasn’t due to them being forgotten, it was because the people didn’t think they needed to send them back since they weren’t going to be attending).

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I just sent mine out for our November 10th wedding.. it’s on a long weekend and is semi-destination so I wanted to give people plenty of notice to make sure they can come. The hotel has blocked off rooms for us until October 9th so I figured it’s three months until that cutoff date.

I made the RSVP/menu selection date the same as the hotel room date.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh, our RSVP date was about 5 weeks before the wedding (we need to have all numbers and food selections to our venue 2 weeks before the wedding, so this gave us time to chase up people as necessary).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I got an invitation last week for a wedding at the end of November, and RSVPed straight away! Three months seems to be fairly standard, by my reckoning.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I sent ours 3 months out because it is destination. Wanted to make sure people had time to book flights and hotels.

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