(Closed) When should I order/send invitations?

posted 7 years ago in April 2011
Post # 3
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My wedding is April 23rd and we just picked the invitations out but haven’t ordered them yet. We have to finalize our list first, which is really becoming a pain in the butt!! I believe the correct etiquette is 8-10 weeks before the wedding they should be sent out, but I might be wrong.

Post # 4
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2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

We just ordered the invites (already have ll the addresses from the save the dates so we just went ahead! no rush for others though!)  We are going to send them out in the beginning of february…with an rsvp by mid-march. Our wedding is on April 16…and we have a lot of out of town guests….so we wanted the invites to go out at least 2 months in advance….

Post # 5
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My wedding is 3/5/11, and we just contacted an Etsy seller.  We should’ve done it a bit earlier b/c we’re on a pretty tight schedule now.  If you’re planning on going the custom route, I recommend doing it soon.  If you’re ordering off of one of the websites (wedding paper divas, einvites, etc), you’ve got plenty of time.

I’m about a month before you, but we’re sending ours out by Jan 15th and requesting RSVPs by Feb 12th.  Our venue needs a head count one week before, so that’ll give us some time to bug stragglers and get our seating arrangements figured out.

Post # 7
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are getting married on April 2, 2011 and I am planning on ordering them before Thanksgiving.  My plan is to send them out around 2/10 with a RSVP by 3/15.  I hope thats a enough time.  Does anyone what the usually turnaround time is for a calligrapher?

Post # 9
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4824 posts
Honey bee

If I were the parents paying I would not like that at all.

I think what you can do is type a nice thank you on the back of the program or say verbally what they have done for you in your rehearsal dinner thank-yous.

Post # 11
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1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can you word it like this

Mr. & Mrs. His Parents

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their son

His Name

to

Your Name

daughter of

Mr. Dad’s Name & Ms. Mom’s Name

Saturday, the first of June etc.

I know typically the brides name goes first, but that’s usually because her family is hosting.  I think that if his parents really are hosting the event, their names should go first.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Helstrong: I have a small stationery design home business, and I’ve done it that way a few times for clients.  Everyone’s included, but it’s still clear who’s officially hosting.  🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

just ordered mine too. I should get them by end of Nov and send them out in Feb with return rsvps for March.

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