Post # 31
weddingmaven : Maybe it’s different in the USA then. I’m UK based and have never received an invitation only 6-8 weeks before a wedding. It’s always been 3 months or more.
If I was expecting an invitation but hadn’t received one 8 weeks before the wedding, I’d assume that I either wasn’t invited after all, or that it had got lost and ask the bride about it. If I wasn’t expecting to be invited, I’d assume I was on the ‘B’ list if I got an invitation so late.
“No venue or caterer on earth needs the information that early.” – well mine did. I’d rather give it to them when requested than tell them they’re wrong and would have to wait.
Post # 32
secondtimer18 : Maybe a very general estimate for the room capacity and selection, but specific, guaranteed numbers and meal choices? I find that hard to believe.
Post # 33
weddingmaven : Why do Americans always fine it so hard to believe other people do things differently than them? lol
Post # 34
Honestly OP, I don’t think it’s too early. You know your friends & family better than anyone here and they might appreciate the heads up.
Also, I think most people know if they’re going to a wedding or not well before an invitation is sent, especially if you’re an out of town guest & received an STD. We have a wedding in Philadelphia in two weeks (we live in north Jersey) and we planned the weekend WELL in advance of getting the invitation. I feel like the people who can make it know and plan accordingly and those who can’t, can’t. I know there is a decline rate of 0-20% usually but much of that is already known unless you’re having a large wedding.