Post # 1
Fiance and I picked up our invites today (so exciting!) and I’m just wondering when we should mail them out. Wedding is October 13th, and 90% of our guests are out of town. We didn’t send save the dates, since both our Moms are so good at getting the word out! Lol
How early would you send them? Thanks!
Post # 3
I am no expert at this but if your guests are mostly coming from out of town then Id say 6-8 weeks in advance. Especially if you didnt do STD’s
Post # 4
I would send them out this month. =) I will be sending mine by the end of month especially because I didn’t want to send Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 5
Why not do it now? I don’t see the point in waiting. I’ll be sending mine out probably 4 months early!
Post # 6
Normally, if you have STD’s (which should have been sent out at the 6 months mark) you would send your invitations out 6-8 weeks prior.
I’m getting my invitations out 3 months prior (even with STD’s) because we have some out of town/international famiyl members coming.
I say since you’re in October, you should send them out soon to give people enough time to arrange for transportation and lodging without having to pay an arm and a leg.
Post # 7
We are the same weekend! We are getting married on the 14th. 🙂
I’m pushing to get it done this month, like many have recommended.
Post # 8
Since most are Out of Town, I’d mail earlier than recommended. We’re getting married exactly a month before you with 100% Out of Town guests and we mailed ours on June 11th. So, I would go ahead and mail them whenever you’re ready.
Post # 9
We did ours at the 10 week mark. Our venue was about 2 hours away from where most of the guests lived, plus I didn’t send out Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 10
The most polite thing is to send 6-8 weeks ahead of schedule. If you send them too early guests may not know their schedules, and either wont respond, wont’ respond within the time line you establish, or will have to decline because they aren’t sure.
It doesn’t matter if you sent STD’s or not. For most of your guest list this wedding and wedding date should NOT be a surprise. Presumably you/FI/your families have been discussing this and chatting with your guests and they are more then likely aware of the date, and will be holding it (if they plan to attend, and it’s possible for them to hold it).
STD’s are a very new (and waste of time and money, IMO) invention, and people still knew about and attended weddings with the traditional timeline for mailings for a hundred years.
Post # 11
I think we sent ours out 8-10 weeks before. I say anytime now you could send them, especially if you have guests out of town