(Closed) When to mail invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
15 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
3267 posts
Sugar bee

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
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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

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