(Closed) When is the latest wedding invitations should go out?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I think 6 weeks is an accepted timeline as far as a deadline goes.  Sure someone might miss that a bit, things happens, life happens, but in general ya gotta wonder if you were B listed when you get them in a shorter span of time.

I’m wondering if you may have been invited to the shower but not the wedding.  Is that what you are thinking?

Post # 4
1159 posts
Bumble bee

tagging to follow…i was wondering this myself actually

Post # 5
2640 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@guitargirl:  I’d say not later than 5 weeks out. I wanted to say no later than 6, but stuff happens. After that, people begin to think they aren’t invited (I am experiencing this right now- my friend asked for my address to send an invite, and I havent received it- wedding in exactly 5 weeks- I’m thinking she has changed her mind, because she mentioned over a month ago that she was sending them “soon”)


Post # 6
4692 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

6 weeks seems wayyyy too short notice, especially if guests need to get a hotel or flight.

I sent STD’s 6 months in advance and invites 3 months in advance.

Maybe yours got lost in the mail? Happens all the time.

Post # 7
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Around here, 4 weeks is the latest they need to be sent out, with about 6-8 weeks being early.

Post # 8
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Between 6-8 weeks is considered proper. Any earlier and people may forget to respond. Any later and people will not be able to plan accordingly.

In your situation, call the bride — very possible your invite could have gotten lost. It happens…

Post # 9
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

6 weeks is the standard, but some send out invitations as late as 4 weeks. Remember that if they mailed them at exactly 6 weeks, you may not get it until 5 days later… 5 weeks and 2 days before the event.

Post # 10
8883 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

6-8 weeks typically.

the wedding that we attended over the weekend, we got the invitation for 6 weeks in advance.  my Fiance, friend of the groom, got an email before we received the invitation that we needed to make our hotel reservation before X date or we would not get the rate.

for my wedding, we are sending our invitations out 2 weeks before the hotel reservation deadline.  all the information is on our website since we sent the Save-The-Date Cards.  however, i don’t think anyone looked at our website.

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