Post # 1
Hi bees! We’re teachers getting married on New Year’s Eve. Our invitations will be in hand, ready to mail, sometime in August. Do you think it’s too early to send? When do you think a reasonable RSVP date would be? I was thinking mail in late August (trying to get as much done as possible before school starts again), then an RSVP date of October 15th.
Not sure on how much time should go between mailing and RSVP date either.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
Yes, have you sent out Save the Dates? If you have, I’d probably just go with the standard 6-8 weeks!