Post # 1
Have any of the June 12th brides decided on when they are sending out their invites, and when the response deadline will be? I am a June 12th bride. I was thinking of sending out invites April 14th or so, and requesting that the reply cards are back by May 22nd. Does that sound about right?
Post # 3
Well, my hotel blocks are removed a month before the date… so my reply date might be May 10 or so, just to help remind the guests (most are out of town/state) that they have to book their hotels, too!
Post # 4
We’re having our rsvp date 3 weeks prior and mailing our invites 7-8 weeks out. that gives us time to make calls to the slackers who respond and give our catering count 10 days out.
Post # 5
I’m still looking for my invitations. I’m not sure if I’m going to a regular shop where they sell invites or buying them online.
@juliamq Have you bought your invitations yet? Have you sent out the Save-The-Date Cards yet? I haven’t even taken the pics for my Save-The-Date Cards yet. It’s been raining all week here in NorCal and we don’t want the back ground to be all gray and gloomy.
I’m probably going to send my Save-The-Date Cards as soon as there’s a sunny day to take pics. At least three months before my wedding(March);
I’m going to send my invites about 2 months before the wedding (April);
and I’m going to make my guest RSVP by May 12, 2010 ( a month in advance).
Does that sound right to you bees?
Post # 6
Sounds about right to me. You could even put the reply cards a little sooner. Say the 18th or 20th.
Post # 7
looking at my calander, im actually reconsidering my three weeks rsvp and i think i’ll move it to 4 weeks out (which is actually what my stationer suggested in the first place.)
Post # 8
We are planning to send the invites 8 weeks out but we haven’t thought of an rsvp date yet–thanks for the suggestions!
Since 90% of our guests will be coming from out of town, we’re hoping that people will start telling us if they can come once they get the save the dates (which should go out any day now…I know we’re running late…!)
Post # 9
I still don’t even have an engagement picture for my save-the-dates. I have to wait till the weather is nice and sunny and the sky is blue, but right now we are in the rainy season…. I feel like I’m running out of time. I still haven’t ordered the invites and I was thinking of doing DIYs. Not sure how to make those tho.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I’m planning on mailing out my invitations around April 1st and requesting the response card by May 7, which gives me 5 weeks…This is because I have to rent everything for my wedding, since it’s in a tent, so the more time I have to let the rental company know and my caterer know the numbers, the better!
Post # 11
Very glad to hear I’m not the only one without engagement pics yet! We are also waiting for a nice day, last spring was sooo rainy and now the sun is never out when we’re not at work!
I also have a hotel block that releases 4 weeks before the wedding so the RSVP date will prob be 6 weeks before and the invites will go out 9-10 weeks before. So looking at a calendar, we will probably put them in the mail like April 7th which is a Wed so everyone gets them by Sat and make the RSVP date May 1st. So every ‘yes’ response we get, we’ll do our best to get the word out about the hotel block and prob do a mass email like a week before it releases. A lot of people have already booked rooms though, the smart ones!
Post # 12
I am june 12th also… will be mailing April 12th (bday and bshower weekend!) with a May 10th rsvp. I also have a hotel block that will release on May 11th so I too am hoping that it helps everyone to remember!
Oh and our STD’s went out end of november since all of his family will be traveling the 2hrs to my hometown area. At this point I think STD’s are too late since we are almost at the 4 month mark. I know if I got one now I would be thinking why did they send me this and not just wait for the invites, what a waste of money!?
Post # 13
We’re getting married on June 12th as well. I plan on sending the invitations out around April 1st and our RSVP date is May 1st. This gives everyone a month to RSVP and gives me enough time to finalize numbers, make table assignments, order escort cards, etc.
Post # 14
Would it be too crazy to send out between the middle to end of March for the June 12 wedding? Many of my guests are out of town and most have to fly, so I thought that might give them time to book their trip & hotel. The cut off for our room block is 1 month before the event and I like @dsr_june12 ‘s idea about having the RSVP’s and hotel cutoff at the same time.
What do you girls think?
Post # 15
I’m designing and making all my invites and i’ve been working on them for months so i think i’ll aim to send them out by the beginning of april with a mid may rsvp date. haven’t full thought it out yet but that’s why i’ve given myself so much time to work on them 🙂 just sent out my save the dates tho and they’re a hit!
Post # 16
I have a similar issue as jaymugirly. The cut off date for our rooms is 2 months ahead! Would sending out accommodations before the invitations be too weird?