Post # 1
Because we’d like to keep our guest list down as low as possible we’ve decided to have an A list, or first wave of invitations, that goes out to family and wedding party and then the B list, or second wave, of invitations will go out to friends. Our rsvps will have the option of either rsvp’ing online on our site or of mailing in the rsvp card.
Our wedding is in mid October and of course we don’t want our guests to know there is an A and B list, even though it’s broken down between family and friends. When is the earliest acceptable time we could send out the A List’s invitations? We want to do it on the earlier side so we can get an idea of the number of our friends we’ll be free to invite.
Post # 2
6 weeks is pretty normal for sending invites out, so in your case I would shoot for 8 weeks for your A list so you can get them back in time to give your Bcloat a chance to respond. I would send the B list out as soon as you get enough no’s back.
Post # 3
My wedding is the first week of October and I’m sending out the first wave of invites in the next two weeks. We’re doing a little earlier than what’s “traditional” because many of our guests are traveling from out of state (and my mom has her own “B list” too).
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I sent my invites out March 20something for my May 30th wedding. RSVP date was May 1st. I sent a couple extra invites end of April/early May but i changed the RSVP date on those ones to May 21st. I printed my own invites, so it was easy to do that.