(Closed) How early can I send the invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How early is TOO early to mail the invites?
    7 weeks -8weeks : (4 votes)
    6 %
    8.5 to 9 weeks : (7 votes)
    10 %
    10 weeks : (14 votes)
    20 %
    11weeks : (4 votes)
    6 %
    12 weeks : (10 votes)
    14 %
    13 weeks (aka today) : (11 votes)
    16 %
    It doesn't matter to anyone but your mom (because it matters to her). : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Any time frame is fine at this point--no one will notice. : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Advice: Stick to 8 weeks : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We sent out ours 10 weeks early so as of last saturday.  We sent ours out that early due to a lot of out of town guests. 

    Post # 5
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If you did STD than I would do the 6 to 8 weeks.  We didn’t do STD only because no one would understand them. 

    Post # 7
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We sent ours 12 weeks out, but 80% of our guest list was out of town, and we wanted that to be the “No really, book your hotel rooms or you lose the discount 9 weeks out” reminder

    Post # 8
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We sent ours yesterday!  Personally, it’s 3 months from the date, and 2 months from RSVP date.  I don’t care if it’s early I wanted them gone!  We did Save-The-Date Cards (hehe) so it’s not like they didn’t know about it.  Also maybe….2% Out of Town (we’re not doing hotel blocks either)

    Post # 9
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I read that invitations should be sent out at the 3 month mark.  So, you are getting married in exactly 3 months, so you should send them today.

    Post # 10
    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re sending ours out tomorrow, so by the time guests get them, it will be about 9.5 weeks away.  Our RSVP date is May 5th.

    Post # 11
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Last saturday (may 27) i recieved 2 wedding invites…one for July 2 and one for July 10…..so i dont think it matters!

    Post # 12
    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We want our RSVP’s back June 10th so we can finalize things with vendors so sending them out in a week or so is the best. I don’t think it is too early to send them out now depending on when your RSVP deadline is.

    Post # 13
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think we sent ours out at the beginning of May with a RSVP date of May 21st for our July 9th wedding, but a good chunk of our guests were out of town, and we wanted to make sure they reserved their hotel rooms before our discount expired, like someone else mentioned. 

    I received an invite (not a STD since it was a pocketfold and had a request for reply by June 1st) for a September wedding at the beginning of February this year.

    Post # 15
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is one of the areas of wedding etiquette where I’ve seen conflicting answers from otherwise reputable sources. The three most common answers are 6-8 weeks, 2 months, or 3 months. We’ll probably do it at 10 weeks because both I and our parents are antsy. 🙂

    Post # 16
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Funny, my mom is the opposite and is asking why we haven’t sent our invitations yet (5 months in advance).  I told her we will as soon as she provides names and addresses of her guests 🙂

    Since your wedding is on a holiday weekend, I think earlier is better. Ours is on Labor Day weekend and we didn’t send save-the-dates, so we plan to send our invites out in a few weeks.

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