(Closed) holiday mail and invitations question

posted 6 years ago in March 2013
  • poll: when should we send out our invites for our 3/3/2013 wedding
    December 10 : (8 votes)
    38 %
    December 17 : (2 votes)
    10 %
    January 2 : (11 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My wedding is 3/16 (and has the same travel situation as yours), and I’m sending my invites out in mid January.  I wouldn’t send yours much earlier than that, just because they will likely get lost in the holiday shuffle!  Sending them December 10 would just be wayyyy too early! 

    Post # 4
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    11355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @razzelbride:  

    Although the recommendation is to mail your invitations eight weeks in advance, I had a travel situation as well and chose to mail mine eight-to-nine weeks in advance of my RSVP date (which was three weeks in advance of my wedding date.) To me, the issue of which of those three dates you choose to mail your invitations is of lesser importance than the fact that some of your reply envelopes may have insufficient postage on them at the time your guests choose to mail them. Although formal tradition does not include the use of reply cards and addressed, stamped envelopes (guests simply took out their own stationery and wrote letters politely accepting or declining your kind invitation), the fact that you are including them suggests that you should provide the necessary postage. I know adding a less-attractive, one-cent stamp to your custom stamp on the reply cards may not be your first choice from an aesthetic point of view, but I think it would be wise for you to do so.

    Post # 5
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Our family is traveling from Kansas and Colorado for our Oklahoma wedding. We are trying to send ours out by 12/31 for a 3/23/13 date!

    Post # 6
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    339 posts
    Helper bee

    Hmm our wedding isn’t until the 23rd, and we are sending them out early January. But with your wedding being more early and with more out of town guests earlier might be better… maybe late December? Like what MrsMaskatobe said! After Christmas!

    Also, it is good manners (or at least what I’ve always seen) to include postage on your included RSVP envelopes. And the postage issue is fixed if you buy the Forever stamps, it won’t matter if the cost goes up, and no added one cent stamps!! 🙂

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