(Closed) When do you send out invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think for an in town wedding, 6-8 weeks is traditional.  We did 10 weeks for our semi-DW.

Depending on your budget, the FAVORITE samples I got were from Letterpress light and bella figura.  Letterpress wasn’t in our budget, so I ended up going with wedding paper divas and semi-diying a pocketfold.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We sent them out at exactly 2 months from our wedding date.  We had our RSVP date set for around a month before the wedding.

We ordered ours at Papyrus (in store), but I almost bought invites from Wedding Paper Divas – I love their invites. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Since we didn’t do a STD and we will have some guests traveling 3+ hours in CA and a few who live out of state, we will probably mail our invitations mid-February. Of course, we actually have to you know, BUY the invitations!!! Tongue out We finally found invitations on Wedding Paper Divas that we’ll be ordering.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used The American Wedding online and they were awesome…they called me to verify that the price was correct b/c the online price was like $15 more than the phone price so they called to give me the discount! But the invites came in in about a week and they are gorgeous! Prices were amazing and they had a really fun selection to chose from as far as traditional and off beat colors and designs. i’d highly recommend them. We spent about $280 on 150 invites with RSVPs and reception cards. Envelopes and outer return adsress printing included.

 

http://www.theamericanwedding.com

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are sending ours 3 months in advance! About 90% of our guests are from out of town. We sent out STDS, so I think that we are overshooting it a bit, but we rather be safe then sorry.

One of our friends did an embossed image (it was a tree) and they just matted it on different color paper. They looked great and simple! We got ours custom designed and letterpressed. However, our designer gave us the image and we are using it for the other pieces like the RSVP card to save money. It’s semi-DIY, and will cost about $6 per invitations overall.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

2-3 months in advance is pretty normal, but better sooner rather than later I guess. The more notice people have the more time they have to make arrangements and travel plans. We’re sending our in March-April for our July 2 wedding.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I guess I’m out of the norm here, but we’ll be sending our invites out in March (7 months in advance). Our wedding is local for us but for most family members they will be traveling 1/2 the state (9 1/2 hr drive) or over 1/2 the country. Fiance already has relatives that are asking why they didn’t receive an invite a month ago, so they can start planning.

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