(Closed) Invitation Etiquette – When to send?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that is a bit early to send.  You also don’t want to give too much time between the mailing and the RSVP date, people will just forget them.  Even for NYE, I wouldn’t do any more than three months before, so I would say if you get them out at the end of September, that would be alright.  That way people get them before the rush of the holidays and can start making their plans.  So you could do end of Sept and have an RSVP date for the end of October.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that’s a bit early.  Since it’s NYE, I’d probably send out 10 weeks ahead of time instead of the typical 6-8 and maybe make the RSVP date 12/1.  So if I were you, I’d send them out Mid-October at the earliest.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like Cheeks’s suggestion about sending out before holidays- if people have an RSVP close to Thanksgiving or Christmas when they’ll be busy/out of town, they’ll forget.  I think sending them out Oct. 1 with an Oct. 31 or early Nov. RSVP date would work for you.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

It is too early. 10 weeks in your case is the earliest you should send.

People may not know their schedules that far in advance, and people will hold them waiting until they have a better idea, and then loose them or forget.

Definitely talk to your guests though and let them know the wedding date so they can start making plans.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, have you sent out Save the Dates?  If you have, I’d probably just go with the standard 6-8 weeks!

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