When to Send Invites?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our wedding was May 3rd.  We sent invites the first week of February, with a RSVP date the first week of April.  Venue needed final head count two weeks before, so that left us two weeks to figure out meal selections, add them up, and of course await the ‘stragglers’ that never got sent to us (special!!).

So, I say you can send them NOW, if they are ready 🙂 Gives people 7 weeks to RSVP, and it will be 3 months before your big day!

Post # 3
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Our wedding is October 17, 2014, and we’re sending our invites out by the end of next week. Our RSVP date is September 19, so we have enough time to track no replies and get their food choices in.

We didn’t do any STD’s, so we thought getting them out a 2 months and a week before the wedding is a great time.

Post # 4
72 posts
Worker bee

ans0512:  I have the same RSVP date and I am mailing them in now.

Edit:  I also did not do STDs and half my guests are in the Midwest.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  beepants.
Post # 6
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ans0512:  I sent my invitations out at exactly the 8 week mark (bc that’s what the majority of etiquette things said and most brides) and had my RSVP 4 weeks later (therefore 4 weeks before wedding). my stds went out 6 months before the wedding. 

Post # 7
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ans0512:  my wedding is 9/20, I sent Save-the-Dates in March, and send my invites exactly 8 weeks before the wedding. My guests have 5 weeks to respond.

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