(Closed) When to mail STD’s and Invites…

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

For holiday weekends, I’ve heard 6-8 months for the Save the Dates. In your case, lean a little more out toward the 8 month mark.

Invitations are a little different. Assume that many of your guests will know about your wedding before they get the invitation. Partly because of Save the Dates and partly because they have heard about it from you, your parents, grandparents, friends, etc. I’ve always been told 2 months out is when you send your invitations. You could possibly get away with doing it a week or so before. The problem with sending them out too early is your guests will lose their RSVP cards, misplace the actual invitation or other important inserts, or just put it aside and forget about it until the last minute.

Good luck 🙂 And enjoy the DIY process. Its so much fun and your guests love the personal touch.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We sent out our STD’s about 9 months beforehand. I was told ASAP to send STD’s. For invites, I was told by my invitation lady that invites are usually send about 6-8 weeks before the wedding.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would suggest sending your save the dates in February. Then, no worries about it getting mixed in with holiday mail and sufficient time to book places to stay. I probably would say late July to send your invite in case others still need time to book rooms.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are planning on sending out save-the-dates in November for our wedding in July (so 8 months ahead) We are actually cheating a bit and sending them along with our Christmas cards (we are doing save the date-magnets) so those invited will get the annual Christmas card, along with our save the date in a magnet card carrier …

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