Post # 1
Our invitations are finished, and I wish I could send them today, but I know I shouldn’t.
I’m planning to send our Save-The-Date Cards next month. Our wedding is a destination wedding, I guess. It’s about 10 hours from where we live, and all our guests will have to travel.
I’m way ahead of the game, I know. But I want to have a date set in my head, so when would you send invitations out?
Wedding Date: March 10, 2012
RSVP Date: February 1st, 2012
Mail Invitations: ???
Post # 3
Usually the rule is at least six to eight weeks ahead, more if it is a Destination Wedding but less if you have sent Save-The-Date Cards. So I would say send them right at the beginning of the year, in the very first part of January. That way you avoid your invites getting lost in holiday mail.
Post # 4
No sooner than 3 months. I would mail them just after next Christmas. Save-The-Date Cards in the fall.
Post # 5
@rachel_leigh: I was thinking right after the first of the year, like January 3rd, but then I wasn’t sure if 5 weeks was enough RSVP time. I guess it is though. Thanks!
Post # 6
@MapleBecky: Thanks! That’s what I was thinking too. I think January 3rd will be the day. I’m weird and have to have the exact day written down. LOL!
Post # 7
@heather5743: Hi date twin! 🙂 Originally I was going to send them out the first of the year, but my caterer said that if I did that there was a good chance they’d go in the pile of Christmas mail anyway. I’m sending them out way early and they’re going out right before Thanksgiving. That way people will open them right away thinking it’s the first of the Christmas cards.
I also just send out Save-The-Date Cards this week because our wedding is a semi-destination wedding, most people have to drive 3+ hours or fly from a state or two away.
Post # 8
If you need a date in your mind – use January 2nd 🙂 It will be the first monday after the holidays and you can send them off giving people plenty of time to respond.
You may want to make your RSVP date a little earlier if you need to DIY or order things that are person count specific.
Good luck! I sort of wish we had that kind of time.. we’ve only got a 4 month engagement to work with!
Post # 9
I would mail them late December/Early January.
I sent ours in May because we didn’t do STD’s and it was a holiday weekend. We still had some issues with people not RSVPing.
Post # 10
@thewheelsonthebus: haha Thanks! I want to be able to write down the date! I was thinking January 3rd, so it wouldn’t look like I waited until the day after the new year, but no one’s going to notice any of that. lol!
Yeah, we’ve had a 21 month long engagement, so that’s why I’m so far ahead! I kind of wish we had a 4 month engagement though. It seems like it’s never going to get here! Good luck with the rest of your planning!!!
@His Barista: Thank you. I was thinking right after Christmas would be best, so all the holiday mail would be gone.
@floridabride12: Date twin! YAY! and poo, now I might need to rethink January. hmmm…I do like earlier, but I don’t want people to forget to RSVP, and I think I’ll go crazy if I have to wait 2-3 months to find out who’s coming and who’s not. LOL
Post # 11
I have a question for you…when you say you’ve completed them, do you mean they are ready to mail? I ask because I am afraid of doing mine now and my wedding is in Oct 2011!!!
I’m afraid of address changes, postage going up, family dying, etc