(Closed) When to send out invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it’s standard to send invites about 8 weeks before the wedding. Also, from what I understand, it’s in really bad taste to invite people in shifts, as you have suggested. People will be talking about your wedding, and personally if I found out that some people were invited to your wedding much sooner than I was, I’d be kind of offended and it would be pretty obvious that you ony invited me because you got enough “not attendings” the first time around to fit me into your guest list. I have seen bees on here that do it, though, so maybe it could work. That’s just my opinion

Post # 5
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

When you start to receive your RSVPs, you can expect about 20% declines. Some people have more and some fewer, but most people will get about 20% of their guests unable to attend due to other commitments, inability to travel, etc. You’ll likely end up with about 110 people who can commit to attending, so make sure you have a backup plan!

Post # 6
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Worst case scenario – you pay for the minimum number, even if you can’t reach it.  You spend the same regardless, so I wouldn’t stress about it!  We have the opposite problem – we have a low maximum!

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