(Closed) Invitations – Freaking Out

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hm, I guess the timeline sounds fine to me.  Most venues don’t require the meal count until like two weeks prior, no?  If you’re really concerned, you may have to give up the tasting and ask your mom or friend or relative to do it for you.  It’s not ideal, but they could do is earlier and I’m sure you would trust their judgement.

Post # 4
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

normal lead time to send out invites is 6-8 weeks with 4 weeks between the response and wedding.  sooooo…if you send out your invites in late may, that will give you at least 7 weeks until the wedding.  your rsvp due day should be 4 weeks from your wedding date, so june 24.  that gives people 3 weeks to send them back and gives you 2 weeks to catch anyones rsvp who hasnt yet responded and a minimum of 10 days to get your count to the caterer (10 busniess days is usually their required time)

where are you ordering your invites from?  you could always order them and begin the invitation process prior to your tasting.  that way all you need to do is insert that small piece of info and get your invites printed faster.  the normla lead time for an invite order to be processed is usually 4-6 weeks, so start now!

Post # 5
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you need to order the invites now…the process of ordering, going through proofs and having them sent can take a few weeks at best…It also takes some time to get all of them addressed, especially if you are hiring someone. Naybe you could set up a website where people that RSVP’d yes can go to make food selecton? Just give them the website in the invite…Or you can have people make phone calls after…It’s good to give at least six weeks of time for guests to RSVP and most places need a guest count several weeks ahead of time. So you should probably plan to send out invites by no later than the first week of May. It may be really hard to wait for the tasting to even get invites ordered….good luck!

Post # 6
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think if you know exactly what you’re going to order for invites, ordering them in April will be OK. We’re just starting the design process now to send out the invites sometime early May. Maybe you’d feel better if you knew you had them all designed and such? Then would just add in the meal text later? 

Obviously it depends a lot on where you’re ordering your invites from, but as long as you know their timeline, I wouldn’t worry about sending the invites too late. If you can get them in the mail by June 1, that’s perfect.

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