Post # 1
So…after what seemed like an endless wait until the wedding, we’re now 8.5 weeks away and I’m stressed. I haven’t finished my invitations yet. I don’t mean I haven’t sent them out. I mean I’M STILL DESIGNING THEM!!! My very sweet cousin was planning to do all of the printing, assembling, and addressing envelopes. However, she lives out of state and I fear I haven’t given her enough time to do so.
Is anyone else in the same boat? Have you all sent out your invitations already?
Post # 3
Ours just went out a week ago and I was starting to freak out about it being too late, but my partner actually thought we sent them out early according to all the planning timelines she was looking at. We sent out save the dates just after New Years though, so people had plenty of time for making travel plans. I’ve received invites for weddings anywhere from 4 months ahead of time to the month of the wedding, and I’ve never really had an opinion about getting an invite from someone too early or too late. Do you have a big guest list? Do people already know when (and where) your wedding is? What about your timing for RSVP’s? We wanted our RSVPs in pretty early-mid June-because we’re getting married out of state and had planned on traveling for the two weeks prior to the wedding, so we wanted to make sure everything was finalized before we left.
I think as long as you give people enough time to RSVP before you need to have a final headcount (and make sure to allow a few extra days for them to make their way to everyone in the mail and for the RSVPs to come back to you if they’ll be mailed also), then you will be fine. 🙂
Post # 4
I hope all your guests live in your city?
Post # 5
Girl, you better get your butt moving! lol
My date is 7/27 and I plan to send them out the first week in May. The exact date, I’m not sure. My RSVPs are due back July 1st. ( I wanted to give it enough time before my two weeks before the date-date is to give to the vendors)
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Post # 7
Well… we havea relatively small guest list (85 or so), and the majority of them received a save the date months ago so that they could plan their travel accordingly. I set an RSVP date of July 6th, which is 3 weeks before the wedding (and 17 days before I need to give my final number).
Nope, but most of the out-of-towners already booked their hotel reservations. We had the venue listed on our wedding website since October. I’m mostly worried because a few friends have recorded their concern that they were no longer invited since that hadn’t received an actual invitation yet. Most people know how OCD I am, so it’s strange how late I am. 🙁
I know! Lol
If I hadn’t already bought the supplies (and opened them), I totally would go the evite route.
Thanks for the advice/opinions, everyone!
Post # 8
I think as long as you get them sent out within the week you should be fine.
I initially planned to send out my invites at the very tail end of May, but my caterer and reception venue is requiring a guest count by July 9th, & I wanted to give myself ample time so I sent them out on May 14th.
I actually had my invitations laying around for about 2-3 months before sending them because I got my invites for free. They weren’t the prettiest things to look at, and they didn’t match our theme at all, but they got the job done.
I’m getting stressed about other things though, like making our Ipod wedding playlist, and picking out the groom & groomsmen shirts and ties, and finalizing our ceremony wording.
Post # 9
Ahhh I’d be freaking out! Our rsvp’s are due by June 1st! I’m getting married two weeks before you though 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Get on it girl!! My wedding is until august and I have already sent out my invites, have gotten rsvp back, and have begun my seating chart!
Post # 11
Hahaha…now I’m even MORE freaked out! I sent the supplies to my cousin in NJ (who’s cutting and assembling them for me). I paid extra to do priority overnight shipping via FedEx. When the package hadn’t arrived by the designated 10:30 a.m., I called them. They originally told me that the package was damaged in transit. And now…THEY CAN’T FIND THE PACKAGE AT ALL!!!
I am so screwed!
Post # 12
We’re date twins! Can’t wait for July 27th!!!
Post # 13
I’ve also nearly finished getting my RSVPS back – early, but it is because half the guest list is coming to Canada from Mexico, and they needed the invitations and travel info to apply for their visitors’ visas.
Post # 14
I think it’s time for a back-up plan, and setting it in motion ASAP! If the package is in fact damaged or missing (it could still myteriously show up fine in my experience with FedEx), they should offer some sort of insurance on it’s value. I know that doesn’t replace the invites you loved, but should soften the financial blow of getting new invites a bit. I think if I were in this position now, I’d go with a nice e-vite. Maybe check out Paperless Post of Glo invites. Or even just email out a pdf or jpg of your original design if possible. And you can do online RSVP’s through several sites, we’re using weddingwire for ours and it’s been working out pretty great and pretty simple to set up.
Post # 15
I just sent mine out on May 29th and hope to get them back by June 30th. I already have 7 back and it hasn’t been a week yet.