Post # 1
My wedding is in South Florida Memorial Day weekend! Therefore yes plane tickets/rentals will be expensive. So we sent the STD out back in August. I also sent Happy New Year cards saying I can’t wait to see you in May and have a great New year to guest that I think are poor planners or not heavy travelers to do a really soft reminder.
Now I want to send the invites early too to help the guest plan ahead. My wedding date is May 29th I am thinking of sending out the invites on March 14th and having RSVP be due by April 15th. So that way I have plenty of time to hunt and save money on catering and other things if people aren’t coming. Guest count 85-100 but 50% are out of town.
Is this okay or is it too early? Should I send them our March 21st instead of 14th?
I’m doing online RSVP for savvy guest and postcard for old school guest.
Post # 3
I think anytime in March is acceptable for a 5/29 wedding to mail invites but I would make the RSVP a month before the wedding so 4/29.
Post # 4
@superplannerbee: First of all, we have the same date! Yeah!! I too am getting married on May 29th. Our wedding coordinator from our venue advised us to send them out early March and then my mom chose the date of April 20th (randomly) to have the return date. So I don’t think you are too early. Everyone (including myself and fiance) are coming in from out of town/state/country so we wanted to make sure we have enough time.
Post # 5
I think you’re right on target! I am a June bride for a Florida destination wedding and my invites go out in the first week of February with RSVPS due 6 weeks after. Save the dates have already been sent out and since, like you, most of my guests are from out of town they’ve already began to book flights. One guest actually found that his estimated return flight in June was sold out!!! Everyone’s grateful that we’re planning ahead! Especially me 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks ladies for the feedback