(Closed) When to send out invitations for April 20th Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in April 2013
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Will you be sending out STDs? Will you be reserving a block of rooms at a hotel for guests who want to stay? Typically you send out invitations around 2 months ahead of time, though I’ve seen them as early as 4 months or as late as 4 weeks. If you have a hotel block reserved then guests wouldn’t have to worry about finding an available hotel, as long as you have enough rooms. I don’t think an hour away is too far, so I personally would probably still go with around 2 months ahead of time, but I made sure to spread by word of mouth the wedding date as soon as we knew it so people kept it in mind.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would think beginning of February would be a good time.

 

 

******side note: I believe February is Marijuana awareness month…..

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

8 weeks in advance, 10 at the most if you have almost only Out of Town guests.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I ordered my invited in January got them in February and sent them late February/early March.  I think a January mail out is too early.  People will put them down because they have so much time to send them back and they might forget about them.  I think you should figure out when you need all your guest counts in and then figure out how much time you need to call up for guests that haven’t RSVP’d and set that as your RSVP due date.  Then go back 2-3 weeks from there to give guests to respond and that should be your mail out date.  So I would think the first week of March if you give your counts 14 days before and want a week to call late RSVP’s and want to give your guests 3 weeks to reply. 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If you send out your invitations too early (like January), people will set it aside and forget about it because they don’t have to deal with it for so long. They’ll have almost 2 full months before they need to plan and RSVP and may have no idea yet whether they’ll be able to get the time off, etc, and it’ll be too early for many to even ask. That’s why 10 weeks is really the limit and 8 is best. You want to give people enough time to make travel arrangements, but not so much that they forget about it until you call 3 weeks before the wedding because you didn’t get their RSVP abck by your deadline. If booking will be an issue, you need to send Save-The-Date Cards. You can print them yourselves or find tons of very affordable options on line at a place like Vistaprint. Or, if you have some extra money in your budget, you could get something fancier from a local stationary retailer or from a more expensive website like Weddingpaperdivas.com. Then you can direct your guests to a website with information about booking a house or include an info sheet with the STD.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re doing Save-The-Date Cards… then do invites 6-8 weeks before the wedding

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My wedding is 2 days after yours I planned on sending them out in late January or early February since almost everyone is coming from out of town and will have to have time to take off work and make accomidations etc.

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