Post # 1
I’m wondering when the appropriate time to send invitations out is. I’m getting married in mid April. Save the date’s were sent about 2 months ago. I know it differs for destination and local weddings, however I’m getting married in the town I grew up in (three hour drive from majority of guests except my immediate family) so I’m not really sure if this counts as local or destination! Also if this would be considered destination is there any other proper etiquette/protocol for other details I should be considering? I am also curious of what you guys think should be planned at this point..I covered all of the main details but as far as all of the little things April seems so far away still, but I know it will creep up!
Post # 2
The standard 6-8 weeks is sufficient, just like any other party invitation. Maybe push it to 10 if you really want to and feel like you must. RSVPs due about a week before your absolute dead last date you must give your caterer your final headcount (which is usually about 3-7 days before the wedding).
That time frame is suitable for even a destination wedding, especially if you sent save the dates. That was the whole purpose of the save the date – to know to keep it open, so invitations don’t need to go out earlier.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
That sounds reasonable given that your Save-The-Date Cards went out a while ago already.
Post # 4
Thanks for the input..I can see where I wouldn’t want it to be too early I guess I am just excited to get things rolling and worried that things may get delayed with the holidays taking up the majority of the next couple months…that being said when do you guys suggest ordering the invitations? Also what do you guys think about welcome bags for the hotels…should they go to all guests that are staying the night or just the ones that flew in from much further away?
Post # 5
letsdothis123 : 3 hour drivef can easily turn in to 4 or 5 hour drive depending on traffic and weather conditions. So, it would be a pleasant surprise for ALL the guests to have welcome bags. If you have time, you can make different types for hotel guests vs. others. For e.g., the hotel guests may be able to use fancy soaps but other guests could use some fancy…….. chocolate? (I need to go to sleep!)