(Closed) Semi-DW wedding…how early is too early to send invites?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: When should I send my invites?
    Go with the original plan and send them the first week of July : (7 votes)
    50 %
    Send them earlier, like the last week of June : (3 votes)
    21 %
    Send them later in July : (4 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 4
    4039 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d go with the second week of July – after July 4. That way people are past the holiday and any traveling etc and back into the routine of daily life

    Post # 7
    12068 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i’ve been wondering this myself, 75% of my guest list is from out of town and I’ve always felt that earlier is better when people need to plan travel.  If you’re not doing STD’s I would mail them right after the holiday weekend!

    Post # 8
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013


    It sounds pretty good to me, though 7-ish weeks is quite a long time for people to sit on an invitation. A lot of people will leave it to the last minute and then you’ll only have 10 days to chase people who need to make a lot of travel arrangements.

    We are having a domestic Destination Wedding in the US but about 25% of our guests are flying in from Asia or Europe. Another 50% lives about 5hrs driving distance and the rest are flying in from other parts of Canada and the US.

    We sent Save-The-Date Cards last September and sent invitations in early February. We gave people a month to reply. The hotel block was only held for us till mid April and so many people need to book flights, so we decided to send them out quite a bit earlier than usual. Even then, I had to chase stragglers and one month was plenty of time for people to forget to RSVP and then need to scramble.

    I spent another 2-3 weeks chasing stragglers. It was a bit crazy as everyone was calling/emailing at the same time about booking hotel rooms, finding roommates, arranging rides to the venue, asking for directions, “what is there to do around here?” and “when should we show up?” and “can we stay with you after the wedding?”

    People don’t read. We had a lot of this info on our website which was printed on the invitation. I’d cut the official time for them to RSVP to 4 or 5 weeks, and give yourself a few more weeks to deal with stragglers and out of towners.










    Post # 10
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TwoStatesBride:  lol I can’t count either 😛

    2.5 weeks should be good! All the best! 🙂


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