(Closed) When should I mail my invites?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Usually the rule is at least six to eight weeks ahead, more if it is a Destination Wedding but less if you have sent STDs. So I would say send them right at the beginning of the year, in the very first part of January. That way you avoid your invites getting lost in holiday mail.

Post # 4
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No sooner than 3 months.   I would mail them just after next Christmas.   STDs in the fall.

Post # 7
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@heather5743: Hi date twin! 🙂 Originally I was going to send them out the first of the year, but my caterer said that if I did that there was a good chance they’d go in the pile of Christmas mail anyway. I’m sending them out way early and they’re going out right before Thanksgiving. That way people will open them right away thinking it’s the first of the Christmas cards.

I also just send out STDs this week because our wedding is a semi-destination wedding, most people have to drive 3+ hours or fly from a state or two away.

Post # 8
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you need a date in your mind – use January 2nd 🙂 It will be the first monday after the holidays and you can send them off giving people plenty of time to respond.

You may want to make your RSVP date a little earlier if you need to DIY or order things that are person count specific.

Good luck! I sort of wish we had that kind of time.. we’ve only got a 4 month engagement to work with!

Post # 9
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would mail them late December/Early January.

I sent ours in May because we didn’t do STD’s and it was a holiday weekend. We still had some issues with people not RSVPing.

Post # 11
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a question for you…when you say you’ve completed them, do you mean they are ready to mail? I ask because I am afraid of doing mine now and my wedding is in Oct 2011!!!

I’m afraid of address changes, postage going up, family dying, etc

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