When is too early to send invites?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I don’t think that’s too early at all! I plan on sending my invites out about three months before my wedding so same time frame as you. I also want all of my rsvps back about a month before my wedding so guests will have two months to respond. 

Post # 3
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I think 3 months is fine, especially as you prosumably want RSVPs a bit before the wedding.

Post # 5
4680 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

becks90 :  Definitely not too early.  Our venue recommended sending them out 6 MONTHS ahead of the date – we only booked 9 months out so there is no way that will be happening, we are planning 12 weeks too.

Post # 6
13533 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think typically the guidance is 8-10 weeks before the wedding, so I don’t think 12 weeks is absurdly early.

I got a wedding invite in early January for a May wedding, which I did think was insanely early, but to each their own. 

Post # 8
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I sent mine out 10 weeks before the wedding, since you’re so excited you should just send them!

Post # 9
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’ll be sending out my invites next week and my wedding isn’t for another 6 months.  

Post # 10
617 posts
Busy bee

I’ve always thought the earlier the better, then people can plan ahead. Thanks for the tips Bees, I’m still in the process of making my invites.

Post # 11
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We sent out invites out almost a year in advance since it was a destiantion wedding, I think that if you are having people travel long distance the sooner they go out the better. There is just so much that some guest have to plan for when traveling that the sooner they know the better. 

Post # 12
1777 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m planning to send mine in the 12-16 week range. Destination wedding with international travel involved for everyone, so they need to go early.

Post # 13
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

wedding is in September invites are going out in March with RSVP due in July to give a buffer time for straglers

Post # 15
8205 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

becks90 :  Wow! I didn’t realise your wedding was so soon – amazing! I am sending my STD’s this month as it is a year out from the wedding and invites 6 months before but only because our engagement is a year and a half and I want to make sure friends from other countries can come. 

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