(Closed) How early can I mail invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
36 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

With sending out save the dates i think you will be fine with 3 months in advance

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I honestly don’t see the problem sending invites that early. The more notice people have the easier it is to plan to come. 

Post # 6
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Since you sent STD’s I would wait to send them out at three months. We are doing something similar. We sent STD’s about 9 months in advance and are sending out invites at 3 months.

Post # 7
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t see a problem with that!

Post # 8
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am getting married in May – 95% of our guests are out of towners with 50% of them out of the country. We opted not to do STDS for many reasons, so we ended up sending the invites out in January. Our RSVP date is early April, about 6 weeks before the wedding. 

Ultimately, it made the most sense for our guestlist to send stuff out early. I think if you have a big portion of out of town guests then it makes sense to send things a bit earlier so yes! It is okay, in my opinion.


Post # 9
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

100% of my guests have to travel, many of them across country. I sent out Save-The-Date Cards at 7 months out and sent the invites 11 weeks in advance. My RSVP date is 5 weeks in advance.

I honestly thinking asking people to commit 3 months out is setting yourself up for people changing their RSVP as the date gets closer OR RSVP’ing no just because they don’t feel like they can commit yet.

I would send the invites 12 – 14 weeks before the wedding and make the RSVP date 6 weeks before the wedding. I know it sucks because there are just certain things that can’t be done until you have a final count, but I think asking for RSVP too far in advance sets you up for problems down the line and is an inconvenience to guests.

Post # 11
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@julyweddinglovebirds:  If you already sent out save the dates then your guests are already making plans to attend your wedding or not.  I wouldn’t send out invitations more than 90 days in advance of the wedding.

Post # 12
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I sent my invites in December and had rsvp date as January 20th and my wedding is March 15th, a lot of our guests were out of town and appreciated having the time to find flights!

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