(Closed) When to Send Invites?

posted 6 years ago in July 2012
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

About 6 weeks before your deadline.  If you have a lot of Out of Town guests, I’d give more leeway with that, especailly since you didn’t do Save-The-Date Cards.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

I was a July 2011 bride. We sent our invites out in mid-May, requested RSVPs by June 18. It worked pretty well. For what it’s worth, we also did save-the-dates. I agree that you could send your invite just a little sooner because you didn’t do save-the-dates, but if you do it too early, you risk guests losing the information or forgetting to RSVP.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was planning beginning of April so it gives them about 2 months to reply….I need numbers by June 21 for our decorator.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am getting married 7/14, mailing invites May 15 with a RSVP date of 6/23. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m getting married July 27, we have the RSVP date of June 30th, and we are mailing our invites likely the last week of May (gives just over a month for shipping, get invite, send back RSVP).

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ciaradal:  I’m July 7th and we didnt send save the dates. I sent the invitations out very early end of February partially becuase I wanted people to have them before they got my shower inviataions being sent by my MOH’s.I really didnt see harm in sending them too early, if people lose them I will refer them to our wedding website which has all the details.  Its been really fun to get the RSVPs and its also motivating to get more planning done.

Wedding Invitations Mailed: Around February 20th

Shower Invitations Being Mailed: Around Late March

Shower: May 6th

RSVP Date for Wedding: June 7th

Weddign Date: July 7th

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My wedding is on July 14th and I intend to send out my invites at the end of April/beginning of May. Is it weird that I want to send them out NOW?!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

we are sending ours early April with a RSVP date of May 7 for a 7/7 wedding. It’s a backyard wedding and I am doing everything myself and most people are coming from out of town so I wanted everyone to have plenty of notice!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m with @littleprettyliz:  7/7 date, sending out invites mid-April with a RSVP of May 18th. We invited 270 people, although we think our numbers will be under 200. I want to know well ahead of time what a realistic count is so I can finalize things like menus/seating, etc.

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