(Closed) wedding invitations!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: how far in advance to send out invitations?
    1 month : (0 votes)
    6 weeks : (6 votes)
    21 %
    2 months : (14 votes)
    50 %
    10 weeks : (5 votes)
    18 %
    other--explain : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Hmm, we did them about 3 months prior, but that doesn’t seem to be the common etiquette.  We just really wanted to be able to see what the responses would be like, so we could try to squeeze some more guests onto the list (not on the original invite list), and we needed some extra time in order to do so without making it look so bad. So I guess my answer is, it depends!

    Post # 5
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Before you ask for addresses, make sure that you absolutely want and can afford to host those guests. You need to determine your budget and date, and find a venue before you worry about the details of your guestlist.

    Invites go out 6-8 weeks before  the wedding. Save the dates are sent out 6-12 months before the wedding, and are considered an invite so once you send them out, you are obligated to invite those people to the wedding. If you choose to send save the dates, they should be sent to everyone, not just distant folks, so that everyone has time to make travel arrangements and schedule work vacations. Get addresses before you send out save the dates.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We’re sending our invites out 12 weeks before due to some Department of Homeland Security reporting requirments. Instead of our guests responding beef or chicken they each have to give us their full name, birthdate and passport or Driver’s license # and that info has to be faxed or emailed to our vendor 2-3 weeks before our wedding.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @pandaboo: I’m attending a wedding the day after yours and already got my invite last week.  They wanted to beat the holiday fever so people don’t forget about them.  I’m not sure how successful they will be about it.  They also are doing e-responses to save $$. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    All our guests will be coming in from abroad, and need to get further notice. We are sending out our invites in February for our wedding in August. We are not even sending out STD’s.. everybody is aware of  our wedding as it is and it’s just a waste of money.

    Post # 10
    Member
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted for 8 weeks but we actally sent ours out around 12 weeks and wanted our rsvps back at the 8 week mark. Our wedding was on a Friday so I wanted to give our guests alot of notice plus I live in Ontario and we were dealing with back log from a mail strike.Also keep in mind that alot of companies have a turnaround time of 2 months if you are having your invites made. However I found a company (magnet street) that the turn around time was two weeks and they did an amazing job!! Also allow for another month to look for he invite you want to use and come up with the wording! I found this very time consuming and had various changes. Lastly. Give yourself another week to stuff the envelopes/address the envelopes etc.

    The sooner the better you get on this the less pressure you will feel!

    Post # 11
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My wedding is in June. I’m sending email Save-The-Date Cards in a few weeks with the wedding website with basically every bit of pertinent information on it for long distance folks to prepare for travel and lodging plans and then sending the real invitations 2 months before. That way we have all of our bases covered.

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