(Closed) When to send out invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: When did/will you mail yours?
    4 weeks : (0 votes)
    6 weeks : (4 votes)
    9 %
    8 weeks : (35 votes)
    81 %
    Other opinions post below :) : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m planning on sending mine out mid to late June for my late August wedding.  It is ‘in good taste’ to send them out 3-2 months before the wedding.  Not only for your own head count, but for your guests who may have to think about travel arangements, avoid schedule conflicts, ect.  

    Post # 4
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    They are always sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding date. That is what etiquette dictates and how people have done it since the beginning. Do not send them out earlier because people will misplace them and forget about the wedding entirely.

    Also, replies are generally due back 3 weeks before the wedding.

    Post # 5
    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m doing ours 2 months before, because I want all the RSVPs back a month before [that will give us two weeks to track down stragglers before the head counts and everything are due two weeks before the big day].

    Post # 6
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’ve read that 6-8 weeks is customary but people will tweak things from there depending on the type of situation & occasion 

    Post # 7
    19 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m shooting for 8 weeks. But it might be closer to 7 if the printing/assembly process takes longer than I’m hoping.

    Post # 8
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    I found what was titled ‘the ultimate wedding checklist’ recently and it has date ranges for when things should be done.  According to the list, invitations should be sent 2 months before, with ordering to be done 7-6 months before, getting samples 5-4 months before.  Also, there is a note: “The rule of thumb: Mail invitations six to eight weeks before the ceremony, setting the RSVP cutoff at three weeks after the postmark date.”

    Post # 9
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Ours went out at 8 weeks!

    Post # 10
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m sure I’m echoing what the PP’s have said, but I’ve always heard 6 weeks for out of town guests and 4 weeks for in town guests. Personally, I would also extend that to 8 weeks for Out of Town guests, but if you can try to actually get the invite delivered exatly on 6 weeks (which means sending out a little earlier) then that’s good too. 

    Post # 11
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We sent ours out at 8 weeks, mainly because everyone will be Out of Town (about a 2 hour drive for everyone). Hope this helps!

    Post # 12
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think they went out around 7 and a half weeks or so. 

    Post # 13
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    It depends on whether you’ve having out of town guests and whether you’re having a “b” list.  We had neither, but sent ours out 2 months early.  June is a busy wedding season and we didn’t send STDs!

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