(Closed) May bride–Invitation timeline

posted 8 years ago in May 2010
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Hi Shaema…I’m not a May bride….but typically anywhere between 6-8 weeks is normal. But of course there are other factors to look at: # of Out of Town guests (out of state or out of country)…did you mail Save-The-Date Cards….when does a final count have to be provided to venue…do you anticipate many people not rsvp’ing on time and you having to call?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My wedding is April 16th and I haven’t mailed mine yet, so surely you can;t be behind. We plan to mail 8 wks before; have a lot of Out of Town guests and we send out Save-The-Date Cards 7 months prior.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did not do Save-The-Date Cards, we want to be sending ours by Feb 15th. RSVP – maybe by April 1st. I have to check with the hall.
 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I sent out save the dates in October, but its because we have a lot of Out of Town guests and it is a holiday weekend.

I’m planning on sending invites March 27th weekend, or around there. You have plenty of time, as long as you are not crafting something crazy elaborate.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We sent our STD’s in either August or September (that was my mom’s doing) and the invitations went out yesterday, with an RSVP date of April 1.  Since all of our guests will be coming in from out of town, we wanted them to have plenty of time to book their hotel rooms.  Plus, the room hold expires on March 1, so we had to make sure they had all the info (on the enclosure card of the invite) in time to book.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We aren’t planning on sending our invitations until March.  That gives me all of February to produce them!  But we sent out Save-The-Date Cards so people had a head’s up.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

You’re deff not behind…. My cousin is getting married the first weekend in June and she’s not sending hers out until mid-April… She sent out the Save-The-Date Cards already though … right before Christmas if I remember correctly.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our wedding is May 15th. We are sending the invites on March 15th and putting the RSVP as April 15th. This way we have plenty of time to worry about those who haven’t replied!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

My wedding’s the same date as pinkmonkee’s.  We sent our our Save-The-Date Cards at the end of October, but that was mainly because I wanted them to arrive before my dad’s family got together for my cousin’s wedding (I wanted to avoid having to answer the questions of “When’s your wedding?”).  I’ve worked out my invitations and the reception card, but I can’t figure out what to do for my response cards.  I did order the embosser for the envelopes and I met with my printer (who’s looking for my paper).  Fortunately, he told me it would only take 3-5 days to print the invites.  I’m hoping he’ll get the envelopes in early so I can start making the liner and addressing them!  I have to let my venue know the final numbers by May 5, so I’m thinking of either April 20 or 25 for my RSVP deadline.  I think we’ll send them out about the same time that pinkmonkee does.  The out of town guests all know when the wedding is and have access to the website info.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I sent out STD’s in October.  About 90% of guests are from out of town.  I’m sending invites out March 22nd with a RSVP date of April 23rd.  My wedding is May15th.

You’re not behind at all.  Some people just send their invites earlier than others. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I’m a May 15 bride. We did not send out save the dates. But we did email family the link to our wedding website, which has all our info. We are sending invites out Feb 15 with an RSVP of April 15. I wanted to make sure we had enough time to call people and to make sure we got the RSVPs back in time.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My wedding is My 15th but I didn’t send STD’s.   I am sending out my invites today and the RSVP date is April 1st

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My wedding is the same day and we sent out Save the Date’s 2 weeks ago and are mailing the invites around April 6! We did RSVP by May 1!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My wedding is May 29th and we are sending out invites the week of March 1st (tentatively).  It is a destination wedding for most of our guests, so we want to get on it!

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