Post # 1
And I’m itching to mail these invitations!!!!!!!!!!!! I promised myself I’d wait until ten weeks, I’d never make it to eight, but the post office is so close and they’ve been ready for two weeks.
Do it?! or wait?
I’m such a child. 🙂
Post # 4
I would wait! I know how exciting it can be to finally get those invites out, but if you send them out too early, people might forget about them.
Post # 5
I’m a couple weeks after you and will probably send mine out in 2 weeks, so right around the 11 week mark! I can’t wait to start getting those responses in!
Post # 6
I keep telling myself that since it’s the weekend they won’t arrive until next week anyway… Tomorrow I’ll do it!
Post # 7
It is too early. Wait at least 3 weeks. I know you are excited, but I think you are just causing yourself more long term grief as people will forget to respond, lose the invites etc.
6-8 weeks before the event is the standard.
Post # 8
Do it! I plan on sending mine out in a few weeks and my wedding is the week after yours.
I figure there are two RSVP camps
1. The people who get excited and send it back right away
2. The people who put it aside and wait till the last minute
and that’s not going to change if they get it “two weeks early”
Post # 9
I’d do it in another week or so! Good for you for having them done so early.
Post # 10
@andielovesj: I agree.
8 weeks is a good amount of time. I have recieved invitations for weddings 3 months in advance, and to be honest, I don’t reply until it’s within the 4 to 6 week before the wedding window anyway. Unless the couple is exceptionally close, I will probably take my time deciding whther or not I will be able to attend the wedding.
(Now, after watching the mail for my own replies, I’m sure this leaves the bride-to-be on pins and needles, but I reply in plenty of time for her to get her head count together.)
The early invitations just hang around my house that much longer, waiting to be misplaced, attacked by the kitten (who thinks paper is a great chew toy!) or forgotten about. Waiting a few more weeks will probably save you a bit of energy at the end of things, when you have to chase down people who don’t send back their replies.
Post # 11
Holy crap! that means mine is 11 weeks away! I’m sending mine out 8/11/12. 🙂
Post # 12
So do it! No harm at all.