Post # 1
Our wedding is August 2, 2014. This happens to meet the wedding date trifecta:
- Its a weekend in the summer (we all know they fill up fast)
- Its on a long weekend (in Canada)
- Its on a weekend that sees a lot of VERY well attended festivals in downtown Toronto, where our wedding is happening.
So given all of this information I’m struggling with when to send out our invitations. I want to find that perfect balance between giving guests lots of notice and not giving too much notice.
We have sent out Save the Dates as well so the ball has definitely started rolling.
- When would you aim to have your invitations in the mail?
- When would you ask for RSVP’s back?
Thanks in advance Bees! I have no clue why I am so indecisive about all of this.
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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.