Post # 1
So, I’m having some trouble figuring out when to send out my invites. The wedding is 8/22. My wedding shower is this Saturday and at first, I wanted to send them out before the shower but my Anut says that I’m not supposed to do that. Is there a rule that I don’t know about?? I know that the timing is usually 6-8 weeks before the wedding. My reason for sending them out this week was so that guests wouldn’t receive the shower thank you and wedding invitation back to back. I guess I could wait a couple of weeks to send out the invitations but they are all ready to go and I’m dying to send them out. What do you think? Are you sending your invites our before or after your shower?
Post # 3
Well, I have no idea if I’ll be sending them out before or after my shower…but I’m planning on sending them out early, definitely. Almost all of our guests are out of town, so we’ll probably send them out more like 2-3 months in advance. Our save-the-dates will go out a year to the date.
Post # 4
Our wedding is August 8th- we sent our invites out at the beginning of May
You can send out invites when it is convenient for you- the nice thing about having them out early, people are able to mark their calendars and have your event scheduled before anything else can interefere.
also, people have alot more time to RSVP which makes it nicer for you having time to for sure get them all back- Since you’re getting married at teh end of august i would DEFINATELY get them sent out asap
Post # 5
I’ve never heard the after-the-shower rule. Since everyone attending the shower will assume she is also invited to the wedding, it doesn’t seem like it would be a problem to send them either way. I’d say as long as you get them out within that 6-8 week window, it is perfectly fine.
Just don’t forget to get them weighed before buying stamps! We were stuck with non-wedding stamps because our invites were too heavy 🙁
Post # 6
Our wedding is August 7th 2009. I started sending out wedding invites on June 8th and I hopefully sent my last invitation today! Hooray!
Post # 7
We are also Aug 22/09. We’re sending ours out at the end of this week (if I can get them done in time!) – so that’ll be 8 weeks before the wedding.