When to send out invitations?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would start getting them out now.  I am sending mine out with an RSVP of May 1 on March 1 (or with in that week)   Also, I am sure it will be nice for those that need a hotel. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Yeah, the etiquette police may want to arrest me. I have to send them out early, since it’s semi-destination, and our discounted, hotel room blocks expire 4-6 weeks before the wedding date.  RSVPs will be due 6 weeks before, too. Numbers for chair covers and centerpieces are due 4 weeks before, so that’ll give us enough time to contact the stragglers. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

If I were you I’d probably send them out early next month. I sent mine waaay in advance (just after Thanksgiving) so they wouldn’t get too mixed in with holiday cards and it hasn’t really helped get RSVPs in any quicker. There are 4 days left for people to RSVP and I have just over half.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our wedding was May 11th, and we went out invites in the last week in February!

So I think it’s find to send them now–Especially if people are asking for them!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Get them out now! The more time the better. They say 3or 4 months before. Gives time for delivery, and time to arrange!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My wedding is 1/19.  We sent ours out 11/1 with a RSVP by date of 12/1.  We got most back to 12/15 and had to follow up on a few.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Quicksand:  Yeah ours is semi-destination as well; I’m hoping to finish them tonight and get them out tomorrow.

That said, most of the people we’re inviting were informed of the date and location back in October or so, so some have had time to book their flights and accommodation. We kind of used the ‘heads-up’ as an opportunity to get their postal addresses as well.

The invitations are simply a formality, after all. Maybe just tell people the date and city/country so they can get their things in order; they’ll get the details of the day in the actual invitation.

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