(Closed) Invitations…when to mail?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When does your venue require your final head count? Our wedding was 9/24, we sent out our invitations on 7/21 and had an rsvp date of 8/24—we had to give a final count on 9/14 and wanted to  give ourselves plenty of time to track down non-responders (of which there were many).

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

6-8 weeks.

Post # 5
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My wedding is Jan 29th and I mailed invites out last week.  They usually say 6-8 weeks in advance.  I did about 7 1/2 weeks.  I have asked for rsvp’s back by December 29th so I will know how many people to tell the caterer to prepare for, and so I know how many table I will need to buy runners for and create centerpieces for.

Post # 6
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our wedding was destination for the majority of guests so we sent them out 10 weeks in advane with a 5 week ahead of time RSVP date (July 14 for our August 21 wedding) Our venue did not need our final count until 3 days before the wedding but a lot of other things weighed on how many people there were going to be so I wanted to have plenty of time to know!

Post # 7
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m having a NYD wedding and I mailed my invites about 7-6 weeks in advance. The only guests who had an issue with receiving them were the people who moved and didn’t forward their mail (or tell us). Most people say that with the holidays it is good to mail them out eariler, but that really didn’t effect us.

6-8 weeks is standard.

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