(Closed) How late is too late to send out invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Get them out ASAP.  2 months out is a normal time to send invitations, just make sure that the rest all go out in one clump.

Post # 5
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You aren’t late at all. In fact, you’re actually still on the early side! Wedding invites are usually sent 6-8 weeks ahead of time, so you’re ahead of the curve. There’s no way your guests will think they’re on the B-list.

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

You have plenty of time! I just sent ALL of my invites out around the 7 week mark. 🙂

Post # 7
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah I agree with Gemstone, you are technically early. My wedding is July 21 with an RSVP deadline of July 1st and I have not sent out my invites yet. I am still addressing the envelopes and will send them all out next week.


You’re fine! 🙂

Post # 8
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Send them out ASAP. If you didn’t send Save-The-Date Cards there’s a good chance some people are already busy that day. 6-8 weeks is the standard but without a STD, I personally have most weekends booked this summer for travel/pre-booked events. 

Post # 10
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think you’re still early, but I would send them before they find out they are B list people.  Really, though, if they weren’t important enough to make your A list, why bother inviting them?  I think that’s what makes people angry about B lists, it seems like you’re just fishing for gifts.

Post # 11
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know this is an old thread, but I need some help. I’ve had some setbacks and haven’t gotten my invites out for our 10/13/13 wedding, but they are going out next week (and then we realized we were about 10 short and had to reorder, now I’m really nervous!). But is this 6-8 weeks from the wedding date, or from the RSVP date? I’m late on one, but not on the other. I hope it’ll be OK!

Post # 12
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@veggie_rachel:  The standard is 6-8 weeks before the wedding day. The RSVP date is usually 2-3 weeks before the wedding day.

Post # 13
1227 posts
Bumble bee

@veggie_rachel:  If it makes you feel better, our wedding is September 7th, and our invitations went in the mail August 1st. The first ones were delivered on August 2 to the most recipients, and our first reply arrived to us on August 6th (the 5th was a holiday).

As of Friday, I had about 1/3 of the responses back (and only 1 regret). People got them, and dealt with them right away instead of throwing them in a drawer or on the fridge thinking they’d “get around to it later”.

It’ll be fine.

Post # 14
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

ASAP, but you should be fine, unless a lot of these people are folks who are going to have to make major travel arrangements. In which case you may get a heavy proportion of “no” responses.

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