Post # 1
EEEK! exactly that.
It took a lot of work but we made them at home from cardstock. They go with our theme.
Was worried about the labels on envelopes as I didn’t want white labels on but was able to find a white pen that doesn’t rub or wash off and was able to hand address all invites and return envelopes.
I thought my handwriting sucked but after some practice…. I am feeling good about it, plus it’s that personal touch !
I sent first set of invites 2 weeks ago to people living outside of country, giving them to July 15th to respond.
Since we are doing LIST A and LIST B, We are mailing out LIST A this week giving people till July 26th to respond.
Then LIST B will be mailed out giving people till September 6th to respond.
Do you think it’s too early ?
My reson for doing it earlier then as per magazines / web sites is this:
* Ther are two lists and I don’t want people from List B thinking they are on a less important list.
* We are having the wedding on a Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend and know that people make plans ahead of time and want to make sure they acknowledge the wedding when making their plans.
Your thoughts ?
Post # 3
@Lulume: since its on a holiday weekend, i think the timing is fine. we’re date twins, and i’m sending mine out July 5. i’m sending mine out that early because our venue has to have final headcounts by sept 18 (ridiculous) so our RSVP date is August 31. we also have about 25% of our guest list coming from out of state so i wanted to give people time to plan.
you’ll have to keep us (me!) updated as your RSVP’s start rolling in!
Post # 4
You just made my head spin because i’m getting married in October and haven’t gotten the invites calligraphied yet. If it works for you, then go ahead and do it, but I won’t personally send out mine until late July/early August, and most of my family and friends are going to have to fly in.
I’m excited though, this is a big step for October weddings!!!
Post # 5
did you send a Save the Date?
If yes, then i would send the invitation 2-3 months in advance.
If no, then you can send them now.
My wedding is the week after yours, I am planning the send invitations the beginning of August.
Post # 6
@ajillity81: No, we didn’t do STD’s
Post # 7
They look absolutely lovely! I love the white pen on black envelope, and your writing looks great.
I’m also getting married sort of over Canadian thanksgiving too… It sounds so far like that’s making things easier for lots of family. (Which is awesome. I was a little on the fence about that and thought we might get in trouble for hijacking a holiday.) More notice in this case is always good I think.
Post # 8
I sent our invitations this past weekend, with an RSVP date of August 1st. It’s early in case we get a good amount of declines, though I doubt we we will. If we do get them, I have a small group of B-listers in mind…
Post # 9
We sent STD’s months ago, so I’m sending out our invites the first week of August.
Post # 10
Invitedls look really nice, definitely too early to send out.
Post # 11
I think if you didn’t send out STD’s that you will be fine sending them out now. Just so people can start making plans.
I plan on sending mine out mid-end July.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We’re not sending them until August… now seems a little early, and I think you’ll have people forget to RSVP because of the timing.