When do we send invitations? (I know we've covered this a million times)

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Vsmart:  Heya date twin! 🙂 We don’t actually have a long weekend here as we get the following Wednesday as a holiday. I’m curious to know too, because I’m struggling as to when we should send ours out too. I was thinking have them sent out by early-mid May (but is this too early?) and have the RSVP’s back mid July. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Vsmart:  mine went out 2 months before my date, and i had no obstacles to interfere with the date. i’d go 3 months before the date to be safe! have you sent save the dates? that would help!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

With all those factors, my guests would want to be able to still get into the hotel block even if they forgot to rsvp and I had to track them down after it.  So I’d set rsvp date of 2 wks-1 mo before the hotel block expires (I’d guess rsvp date of June 2 to mid-July?).  And I’d mail invites out sometime early april to early may.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Since you’ve sent out save the dates already that’s a definite leg up, but I’d still send the invites out 2.5 to 3 months in advance since some people will forget the date anyway. I sent mine out 2 months prior but it’s not a weekend that would really see any busy activity otherwise.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I sent mine 4 months in advance. I think the 6-8 week rule constantly spouted on WB is insane, that’s way too late. 

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