Post # 1
Fiance and I are going to be DIY-ing or invites, and I know we need to get rolling on them, but we JUST got our Save-the-Dates out this week so we’re kind of “meh” on working on them right now.
I just check my Knot checklist (which I ignore a lot!) and it said they go out at the 3 month mark… WAIT? WHAT?
I don’t know about you guys, but I think that 3 months seems a little too early.
I was thinking more like 8-10 weeks out. I know that’s only 2-4 weeks less than what’s being suggested, but to me that IS a big distinction.
I just feel like if I sent it out too early, people are going to either forget about it, or be like “why are they sending these when they JUST sent out save the dates?”
What do you all think? How early did you send yours out?
Post # 3
Good question. I was planning on sending ours just 6 weeks out because most of our people are local. Hmmmm, maybe I should bump ours to 8-10 weeks? I definintely wouldn’t send them 3 months ahead of time, but it depends how many Out of Town guests you have and whether you sent Save-The-Date Cards (and you did….so I don’t think they need to go out that early).
Post # 4
We’re getting married in September, and we’ll be *hopefully* sending our invites out around June.
It might be early, but we’re getting married on a holiday weekend, so the earlier the better I guess.
Post # 5
@tinylittlebird: we sent ours out 10 weeks from the date….I think 8-10 weeks is fine!
Post # 6
Yeah… we do have some Out of Town guests, but they’re guests that we aren’t sure will make it or not anyway. Some of them will try, but we also sent out Save-The-Date Cards so they would know what day the wedding was early enough to make plans.
That’s sort of why I’m thinking I should be able to wait. First of all, we can’t pull together invites in a month, and I also don’t think that anybody will actually NEED the invite that early.
Our Save-The-Date Cards have our website on them, so guests can already see our info about the ceremony time, reception, hotel accommodations…. assuming they take the time to look.
I just feel like 8-10 weeks seems more appropriate considering we JUST got the Save-The-Date Cards out.
Post # 7
I plan to send mine 8-10 weeks out so I have time to gather RSVPs and give final counts to my caterer etc. Since people are just getting your Save the Dates I would definitely wait.
Post # 8
Since half our guest list is out of town, and we chose the budget conscience route of No STD’s, we’re sending ours out at about thhe 3 month mark, with an RSVP date of a month before W-Day so they know to get their tails and gear and make travel arrangements.
Post # 9
We’re having a destination wedding, so we sent out Save-The-Date Cards 11 months ago and will send out formal invites the first week of March.