(Closed) Is it too early to send out invites??

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Is this week too early??
    Yes : (17 votes)
    61 %
    No : (11 votes)
    39 %
    Other- Explain please:) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I know you’re excited but you need to wait. Invites should go out 6-8 weeks in advance with an RSVP of 3-4 weeks before the event.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Yes, it is too early. Unless you have extenuating circumstances (majority of people have to travel, destination, holiday weekend – which it might be that close to 4th of July but would have to look at calendar) I really think you shouldn’t send them out sooner than 10 weeks. When you give people too long, they are likely to give you a wrong answer or forget to answer you entirely.

    Also, mentally, March is SO far from June. I do event marketing, and I promise you will get better attention if you wait until at least a week into April – people’s minds are more “there” for June.

    Wait another 3 weeks unless there are extenuating circumstances. I know it’s hard… but your response will be better and more accurate if you let it get a little closer.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d just maybe wait another week and then send them out if you really want to.

    I plan on having all my invites out by April 10th for my June 22nd wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I know how you feel! My wedding isn’t until July, but I can’t wait to send out invites! I am waiting though.. I’d say give it another 2-3 weeks and then it won’t be toooo early :-p

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    @Amsy28:  Three months? No, I don’t think so. People’s summers fill up quickly and this is the time to book off vacation, really (if required, as it is for some jobs). I, as a pp suggested, might use a week or so to make sure your invites are addressed properly (did you forget anyone accidently?). I would love to see a picture of what your invites look like 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d wait until April 1 and then send them. The 6-8 week thing seems way too late for me. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    @Amsy28:  I absolutely adore your invitations. I love it. So unique and feminine (how did you get your fi to agree?) I really want lacey invitations when I get to that eventually.

    I just read all these posts about people being forgotten, so best to take the time and then you get even more beautiful invites that you can admire before sending them out 😉

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Amsy28:  I am in the same boat– my invites are almost done and ready to go. Everyone I have talked to says that they should go out 6-8 weeks ahead of time. So for you, I would say the last week of April. Mid-April would be the earliest. Any sooner and people might lose the invitations.

    It sucks, but it really is too soon.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We sent our out last week for our wedding which is June 8th, with an RSVP date the end of April…

    So, no I don’t think it’s too soon at all. That’s 3 months notice, which to me is a good amount of time. I find 6-8 weeks before the wedding to be way too late to send invites, because then I’d be mad rushing in the last 2 weeks to put together placecards, a seating chart, and get all that info to the caterer and venue. But, that’s just me.

    Post # 14
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    503 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re having what is basically going to be a destination wedding for most of our guests, so we’re going pretty far out.  People need time to make plans, block out vacation, buy lane tickets at a reasonable price, etc.  We’re doing 3 and a half months out just to be sure and catch people before the end of the school year.  6-8 weeks in the summer is too short of notice, especially if you have a lof of people travelling!

    Post # 15
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    As pp have said 8 weeks, or 2 months maximum. Don’t send them until end of April at te earliest.

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