(Closed) August Bees: When are you sending your invites?

posted 6 years ago in August 2012
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have the same wedding date and would love to hear what others are doing timing wise. My thought was to send invites out beginning of may with a RSVP date of end of June…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

We are sending ours this month. BUT this is because we (And all of our guests) are in the UK and Ireland and will need time to get ready to see if they can come to our wedding in New York.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was thinking this exact question today..

Any suggestions???

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am probably sending mine out early to mid June for a late August wedding.  My hotel block expires 30 days before my wedding, and I only need the head count for the caterer 1 week before, but i want to give myself an extra week or two for RSVP’s and trying to get a hold of those who didn’t respond.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m working backwards. So I think I’ll ask for RSVP 2 weeks before counts are due, and then send out the invitations 4 weeks before that? So in your case, around May 23, giving them 3-4 weeks to respond. Maybe a little earlier than that. Sounds really early to me, but seems on par but with what I have seen and at least it gives you some time. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My coworker asked me this the other day and I wasn’t entirely too sure.. Was thinking of early June? 

Since I already sent the Save the Dates out so people know when it is..  and should have an idea kinda if they are able to make it or not.  But I have to give my venue the final count two weeks before…  So have to chase down people before then.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our date is 8/3/12 and we will be mailing our invites Memorial Day weekend. This will give us enough time to stalk anyone who doesn’t send back their RSVP and get a final number to the venue with enough time.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Stone Rows Farm

I’m thinking i’m going to send mine out middle of may.. ish.. hahah I need time to not stress so this way everyone should have their invitations by memorial day weekend and have a wholllllllle month to let me know if they can make it… this way i have almost a whle month to make calls and stalk!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

mine is August 4th.. so the long weekend. 

Our hotel block expires July 4th… so I’m thinking that I may send them out mid May. 

Do you girls think mid May is too early (for a long weekend?)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@eagle:  

No. We were orignially planning an August wedding and I wrote on my calendar to send them mid-late May. Our hotel block was going to expire the same day as yours. I thought if it takes up to a week to arrive, then people get at least a month to try and book a room. I thought responses should be due middle of July…so that’s about 6 weeks. 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our wedding is August 4 and I’m planning on sending mine out the first week of May.  But that’s because more than half our guests are from out of town, and I didn’t send any Save-the-dates.

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