Post # 1
I’m curious as to how far along everyone here is with their invitations. I know we have MONTHS to finish and send out our invites… but I’m sure many of us here are full on!
Have you already printed/ send out STDs? What is your invitation timeline?
Post # 3
I already made and sent my std’s as I am getting married about am hour from where we live and wanted to give people plenty of time to book accomodation or make sure they are free.
Post # 4
We are waiting for our e-pics to come back to order the Save-The-Date Cards and will probably send them out at the beginning of January. We live in a town where the tourist season doesn’t really end until Columbus Day weekend, so people will need time to book hotel rooms ahead of time.
Post # 5
I have my STD’s about 99% assembled (DIY) but I’m not sending them until February/March as most of our guest list is in town anyway.
I have my invitations picked out, but I haven’t ordered them yet. I will be ordering them sometime in January I think because I have a voucher that I have to use before February and a coupon that expires in January so I figure if I’m saving so much it’s okay to buy them early. I don’t plan on sending the invitations until mid-July.
Post # 6
We just mailed our STD’s on Friday.
We designed them on VistaPrint and ordered them about 2 weeks ago, they arrived by the end of the week, despite the fact that we chose the slowest shipping possible.
Then it took me a week to get all the mailing addresses of our guest list: definitely the most difficult part; but I’m so glad I have a nice complete list now for when we send invitations.
We finished addressing them all and walked to the post ofice to mail them together on Firday, enjoying the brisk but sunny weather. Now I can’t wait to hear when they arrive.
Post # 7
We’re not going to be able to hammer down a date until the end of december, but are for sure doing October or September. My Save-The-Date Cards won’t go out until Jan. at the soonest. Am I behind?
Post # 8
We have our STD’s being printed from an Etsy store (they are magnets) We are just waiting to have the money to make the payment so she can mail them to us.
We don’t have any idea what we’re doing for invitations yet.
Post # 9
@Luckygal5571: I don’t think so. For us, it’s just that more than half our guests will need to travel; and many from overseas.
We figure that we’re early, but that winter is our busiest season – so we’re getting them done when we can (which is now)
Post # 10
We have our Save-The-Date Cards printed and are working on getting addresses. I never thought it would be so hard to get addresses! The plan is to send Save-The-Date Cards in early-mid Jan. We’re also DIYing invitations and slowly starting to print some things out…nothing major though.
Post # 11
I’m not even sure if we’re doing Save-The-Date Cards, I think we might do email Save-The-Date Cards if we do them at all. The status of invitations is basically: I can’t seem to get a budget nailed down for them, Fiance seems to have some clear feelings about the quality they need to be but I don’t understand his parameters at all, and that’s where we are! I don’t feel like it’s any big deal at the moment. I’d be up for doing a lot of DIY, but I know that my visual/crafty abilities are pretty low and Fiance has some standards, which is only fair!
Post # 12
@Fall_In_Love22: tell me about it; addresses were awful to track down! FH has said that if nothing else, the Save-The-Date Cards are like a “practice run” and learning process for when we need to send invites.
Post # 13
@luckygal5571, don’t worry – you have enough time. I’m a firm believer in “you take as much time you have”.
I’m designing and DIY-ing all of my paper stuff. I have the STD design 90% finished. We are getting our engagement pictures taken Dec 17th and should have them back mid-January (we’re including them in our STD). So hopefully I’ll have them out mid-late January.
I have a lot of inspiration for my invitations, and have some very rough drafts but those are going to take a lot more time. We will probably send them out late June/early July. Our guest list is about 80% out-of-town.
Ugh, I’m dreading getting all of the addresses!
Post # 14
We actually have our invitations but not Save-The-Date Cards… I had a Groupon-type deal for Vistaprint that I had to use up last month. I was planning to use it for Save-The-Date Cards, but decided I wanted to use MagnetStreet for Save-The-Date Cards instead. So we designed and printed both our invitations and a set of photo thank you cards with the Vistaprint coupon. Sitting away in a box for the next few months until I have addresses to start working on addressing them.
Save-The-Date Cards should get here any day, I keep anxiously checking the mail. I’m a little worried that the text with our wedding website is small/hard to read, but a rep at MagnetStreet told me it looked ok to her. Can’t wait to see them.
Post # 15
I sent my STD the begining of September but have no plans to even worry about my invites for awhile
Post # 16
My STD’s are printed, we are just working on getting everyone’s address to send them out!