Post # 1
Not because I am lazy and not wanting to get them done, but our wedding is August 25/26 and I am wondering when I HAVE to get invitations out by. Nate comes home at the end of April and I don’t really want to decide on a location without him. Luckily places don’t fill up to fast in our small town so I am not worried about places being overbooked or anything. But I feel akward sending out invitations without a place and a map.
Is it okay to send out invites to an August wedding in May? June!?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I didn’t send out invitations until the first week of December for our wedding at the end of January. It worked out perfectly well.
I would send your invitations out sometime in mid-June.
Post # 4
I think anytime between the end of May and mid-June would be fine.
Post # 5
Oh good. Mid June sounds do able. I had a brilliant Idea come to me a few days ago. Since our wedding is off the road system a bit I want to have topo maps of the area printed on handkercheifs or bandanas, and embroider a heart over the ceremony location. Im thinking that way guests have a map, a bandana for hiking through dust in august, and a favor. I could get the date and our names or something cute printed on there too. Looks like I am going to have to find a printers with a fast turnaround.
Post # 6
8 weeks before the event.
Post # 7
I’m sending mine around mid-May. 75% of guest are from out of town, and we did not send STDs, so I’d like the invites to go out earlier.
Post # 8
I’ll be sending mine out mid june or the 1st week of July. Most of the ones invited are from the same town.
Post # 9
Early to mid July at the latest. The rule is 6-8 weeks before. I did 8 because I didn’t sent out STDs.
Post # 10
If your wedding is local, I don’t see why 8 weeks wouldn’t be enough time. Ours is semi destination, so we just mailed them this week!
Post # 11
I’d say about 8 weeks. Maye you could get away with 6 if you sent out save-the-dates.
Post # 12
We didn’t do STDs, so we will be sending out invites end of May/beginning of June for an August 1st RSVP deadline for an August 25th wedding. Though I did tell OOS guests about the wedding already so they could start getting travel and time off figured out.
Post # 13
I was going to be sending mine out End of April May, is that too early? I live in Ireland and have family coming from Canada and maybe New Zealand. I did send out STD’s but not much response from them and did put an event invite to realitives on Facebook.
Post # 14
I think custom is the FIRST possible paper invite is supposed to go out three months prior. If you have ample save the date info, though, I think you could go as close as you wanted to as long as you have the city staying the same. 🙂
Edit: I didn’t even bother doing actual invites because my electronic save the dates linked to my wedding website so people just started commenting and RSVPing there. Within 2 weeks, we were at max capacity. I highly encourage the use of a wedding invite!