(Closed) Can I send out a 2nd wave of invitiations?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

If you’re not having a destination wedding or a lot of out of towners, the you can generally skip the STD’s.

We had a similar problem, we needed a head count so we could plan which wedding we were having, so we put out “feelers” to see who would be able to make it.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Skip the STD’s if you aren’t having a Destination Wedding. If 90% of your guest list is from oot then you should send them out. If not, skip them. You can send the invites out 8 weeks in advance and then wait for your RSVP’s to come through. Maybe set your RSVP deadline date 5 weeks from the date? Then you can send out your second list.

Post # 5
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Sure there are alot of threads on the A list and the B list. I was looking, but couldn’t find, the thread about this.  I think they sent out some early to the people out of town they thought were questionable then sent out the second set once they heard back.

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

We sent out STD’s to those people that were on the A list only.  Invitations for the A list (which were family members and close friends) went out 10 weeks before the wedding and we requested RSVP’s 6 weeks prior.  (I realize this seems early, but you have to do it if you plan to send out a B list).   We mailed out invitations to those on the B list (which were mainly aquaintances and co-workers) soon after that.  Our RSVP date was 2 weeks before the wedding giving them about 3 weeks to respond.  This gave us about a week to track down those that didn’t reply in time and contact the reception venue.  It worked out pretty well!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@newbride0827:  Although my wedding was in Vancouver and all of my family is from BC I considered the wedding destination as everyone pretty much had to travel.

We skipped Save-The-Date Cards all together, cause honestly….I dont want a STD and then an invite..i just want the invite to tell me what i need to know! *laugh* So we sent out of invites out in Feb for our July wedding. (5 months early) and gave an RSVP deadline of march. As no’s came in we sent out more…this way the “B” list were still getting their invites months before the wedding and didnt feel B List and we had solid numbers by May 🙂

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