(Closed) Is it ever TOO early to send out invites?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Newbee

3.5 Months doesn’t seem too early to me.  I say send them!  πŸ™‚  My cousin is marrying next week and I got the invitation about 3 months ago so you’re not much earlier…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Unless a lot of people are flying out for your wedding, I think the rule is to send out invitations 8 weeks before the wedding. Sending them out before then could be too early. You don’t want there to be too much time between when the guest receives the invitation and the actual wedding date.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My weddding is on the 27th and I have been sending mine out this week πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Ralston Hall Mansion

I’d just be afraid that people would get the invitations, think they had plenty of time until the RSVP deadline, wait to send back the RSVP cards, and misplace them in the interim. But if you don’t think this would be an issue with your guest list, then go for it!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am getting married 09/5/09 and I am not sending mine out until June 24 (I’m on vaca from June 25 – 28) with a July 27th reply date. I am only doing this because my counts have to be in 3 + weeks prior to the event. You really don’t want to send out too early because people start to forget about the invite or don’t RSVP in time, etc. I know you are anxious but I would wait a few more weeks.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I polled my friends on this… I wanted to skip save-the-dates and send just my invites out instead (we’re having an in-country destination). The concensus was if you do it too early people will lose them, or procastinate and then completely forget.

I’d wait another month or so, tempting as it is! Following-up with those procastinators will just be one less thing for you to worry about!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with sk-I think the fear there is that people may get them, say "Oh, I don’t have to worry about responding for a while", and forget. BUT it could also be a wise move if you didn’t send out Save-the-Dates and think people may like the heads up. If you’re just excited to get them out (*definitely* can’t blame you), I may try to hold out for a bit πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If I had mine done already I would send them out.  Our wedding is on 09-05-09 and my goal is to send them on 07-01-09.

I say go for it!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

my wedding is 8/9 and i sent them out around the first week of may with a june rsvp date, my reasoning was i know people will lag no matter when i sent them and i wanted a headcount sooner because my venue wanted a headcount by the 2nd week of july so i figure it gives them about a month to lag

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I plan on sending mine out in mid-July for an October 10 wedding. I was hesistant to send them out so early (I have the same concerns about everyone forgetting to send them back!), but I read somewhere that with summer vacations and so many people potentially coming in from out of state, it was probably better to err on the side of early.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

We’re getting married September 5th (GO 9/5/09 BRIDES!) and we’ll be mailing our invitations the first week of July. Knowing my family if I sent them earlier they’d lose them or forget to RSVP right away. πŸ™‚ If that’s not a worry of yours then I say send em out! One less thing to think about, eh? haha
Although… Superhose has a great point! Maybe we’ll send ours a week or so earlier. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would wait until 8 weeks before the wedding…enough time for people to plan, but not too early for people to forget or lose them!

Post # 15
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Newbee

I say go for it too – there’s always problems with people not RSVPing whenever you send them out!  3 months is about normal, so you’re not ridiculously early or anything!

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Post # 16
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Newbee

If you have a lot of "and dates" I would wait until July.  You run the risk of people saying they will bring a day in the hopes that by Sept they find one or their "and date" will not longer be around by then. 

 If you don’t…then send it out!  Your close friends and family have had the date on their calendar since you called them excited to tell them about it, then you can get started on your table arrangements and all of the other details!

 good luck πŸ™‚

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