- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I’m helping my friend plan her wedding and I need some opinions on the invitation timeline. They have set the date for 9/20/14 so that only gives them about 8 months to plan everything, which is fine because they’ve pretty much found all the major vendors already. However, I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to send Save-The-Date Cards because that’s just an extra cost and they’re trying to cut costs.
Problem is that all of her family lives out of town (as in too far to drive, would need to book flights and hotels) so she doesn’t want to wait too long to send out the invitations. Other problem is that she doesn’t want to send the invitations too early and people respond “yes” (or “no”) and change their mind and not tell her OR just plain forget they got the invitation and not RSVP (obviously she would just call to get their answer, but that’s annoying as shit).
So, how many months before the wedding should she send the invitations?
2 months? 3 months? 4 months? 5 months? 6 months?