(Closed) April Brides: When are you sending your invitations?

posted 7 years ago in April 2012
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have already sent out out of USA ones out last week but we are waiting to send the US ones out maybe in early February? Is that too early?!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We are sending ours in the middle of January.  That should give people about 5-6 weeks to RSVP.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just ordered mine tonight… so it will depend on that, but we have intentions of sending them out middle of January. We asked for them to be returned by March 1 so we have time to update vendor lists etc. I have the RSVP cards already and I am drafting all the other inserts, so the only thing I am waiting on is the actual invitations.

Anyone have an opinion on envelope liners? I am thinking DIY, but my Dad says – who even cares about that stuff?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@kimberlee10: I agree with your dad.  🙂  I know when I open mail, I usually tear the flap anyway.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I sent our custom made invites out before Xmas…was a bit too organised but was too excited about having them sent so everyonce could see our awesome invites! hehe.

But  a couple months I feel is fine to give guests for RSVP’ing. So long as they’re already aware of when the wedding will be then I think 5-6 wks is sufficient.

We didn’t do the RSVP envelopes as we just didn’t want too much stationery sent with the invites. And it saves guests having to return them back to us either. We’ve just provided guests with our email address and contact phone number and asked that they RSVP by email or phone. Made it a bit more personal I think? I’ve asked that they respond by early February, thats probably quite early but I figure there’ll no doubt be some that won’t so will chase them up early March if I need to, pain in the butt but oh well, there’s always some that don’t reply on time.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was shooting February 1st.  They’ve been ordered just waiting for them to arrive.  Our RSVP date is March 12 (1 months before).  I’m nervous that that’s too late now.  Yikes! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was gonna send mind out feruary 1st and RSVP is March 17th, I’m excited but very nevous at the same time,Undecided

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m writing mine out over the next week in the hopes of getting them out very soon. Our RSVP date is February 1st.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

panic!  I haven’t even picked invitations yet!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We cant order them until the end of January, but as soon as we get them they are going out.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My plan is to send them at the end of February – early enough that I can invite people from my “alternates” list as people RSVP as not coming (esp from my fiancee’s HUGE family). I don’t really have alternates from out of town, and am keeping the whole thing really small. No worries about filing all 152 chairs. Sounds like a lot of people are going much earlier than that! I have told all the important people the date already…. seems like 2 months should be enough lead time to me. 

Paper is picked, a cute illustration of us is done, and my graphic designer friend is doing mock ups in the next couple of weeks. So excited to see how they turn out! And grateful to have such talented friends. I guess I should buy envelopes and start addressing them, so i don’t have to do that all at once…..

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

To add one extra special touch to Valentines Day 😉 I plan on sending them out 2/14!! RSVP by March 5th- April 7th is the Day!!! Yay! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kimberlee10: I got some packaged print-your-own invites from Michaels and the envelopes were a little bit cheap looking – I added some DIY envelope liners with some extra scrapbooking paper I had and it makes them look a lot better especially since i got somewhat boring looking invitations.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’ve now sent ours now (other than a few) and have had two informal RSVPS.

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