Post # 1
I bought some invitations last night (got a good deal on a kit at an overstock store!) and now I am wondering, when is too early to send them out? I want to start working on them, doing a couple practice runs to see what I can do with them, if I can add any stamps or something like that. I just get too excited and want to do everything too early! lol When would you send your invites for an October wedding? My family procrastinates very badly and would take a long time to rsvp, and we do have a couple people coming from out of state. I’m not sure of any requirements from my venue on when they need to know the final guest count. I think she said 3 weeks before maybe?
Post # 3
We sent ours out two months before and had our RSVP date be exactly one month before. Our venue needed the final number 2 weeks before, so we had 2 weeks to track down anyone we hadn’t heard from. So for you, I’d send them august 6th, and have the RSVP by date as September 6th. You can get them printed and ready to go as soon as you want, though! Get that project off you to do list, for sure. 🙂
Post # 4
My wedding was May 22, and I mailed my invitations the last week of February/first week of March. My response date was May 1 to allow for some stragglers.
Post # 5
thanks ladies 🙂 I think August is a good month to send them, that’s what I was planning. It is a good project to get started on I think, it doesn’t take up a lot of space (unlike my flower and reception decorations! lol)
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I sent my invitations out 10 weeks before the wedding and asked for RSVPs by three and a half weeks before the wedding. You don’t want to send them much earleir than that because people will forget and put it off. If you are anxious to formally announce the date to guests to make sure they set the date aside, that’s what Save-the-Dates are for and you can get some pretty inexpensive ones made, maybe even with photos of you and your fiance, as postcards.