(Closed) December 15th Wedding – When Should the Invites Go Out?

posted 6 years ago in December 2012
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The standard timeframe is 6 to 12 Weeks in Advance of the Wedding… a lot will depend on the following items

1- How far away does the farthest Invite have to go to and the RSVP back from

2- How much notice ahead does your Venue / Caterer require for numbers (this will determine what date you put down for your RSVP)

3- And if you had to cut down your Guest List substantially… will you be using a B-List of Invitees

Hope this helps,

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am in the same exact pridicament.  I was going to send save the dates out but time slipped away from me.  So what I did was create a website on theknot.com that has all the travel, hotel, air, bus, train, driving information.  Then I emailed the link to that webesite to all my out of town guests via facebook letting them know that a formal invitation would follow later in the mail.  This will allow them to find the information and book travel if they wish to come.  Then i will send all the invites out at 6 weeks.  Hope that helps.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

where did you find invitations? i want cheap but nice looking. most people will just throw them away soon after anyways. i found some on ebay 100 inivations, receptions card, and response cards for 89.99

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

@loriaws:  I bought mine from Target, seriously, bert thing I’ve done, they also have beautiful ones on Michales.

I got a package with 50 pocketfolds from Garter Studios, it includes response cards w/envelopes and address labels for 39.99. There were other packages that even included Thank you cards.

http://www.gartnerstudios.com/shop/wedding-supplies/brides

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Also getting married on the 15th of December (YAY!!!!)…..My family all lives in the area, but my FI’s family is from over 3 hours away. My plan is to have them all mailed by September 15th (my birthday…double yay!!!).

This gives guests a good amount of time to get response cards back in. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m getting married on the 15 as well. I will be sending out my invites, like Shanshan1719 by September 15. I hope to have guests RSVP by October 15 as we will have to finalize our number of guests by November 2.

I have guests coming from across the country as well as from Australia, so I have been telling family and friends our wedding date for the past year.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our date is 12/15 as well, and we sent ours out 9/15. We’re giving our guests until 11/17 to RSVP. I thought it sounded a little long, but our venue doesn’t need the final numbers until the week of the wedding, and the cut off for hotel rooms is 12/1. My Fiance is from the area, I’m not. So most of my family will be staying in the hotel. It’ll be an interesting weekend, that’s for sure! I’m getting excited!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My date is the 16th December but I have already sent out a save the date video and most guests ave confirmed their availability.

 

So I’ll be sending out the formalm invites end October. But since you don’t mention STD’s, I would recommend you send it out ASAP so that you can get the RSVP’s in case there are some who can’t make it and you will then have to to send and get RSVP from  alternative guests.

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