(Closed) When to send out invites to avoid the Holiday card shuffle?

posted 7 years ago in March 2012
  • poll: When should March brides send out invites? What should the RSVP leeway be?
    Invites out: Sometime in November. : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Invites out: Early December. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Invites out: Mid-Late December. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Invites out: Early January. : (19 votes)
    40 %
    RSVP Leeway: 2 weeks before wedding. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    RSVP Leeway: 3 weeks before wedding. : (7 votes)
    15 %
    RSVP Leeway: 4 weeks before wedding. : (6 votes)
    13 %
    RSVP Leeway: 5+ weeks before wedding. : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    your awesome! lets see what other bees have to say!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    yes do that! we can get more input that way!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m sending mine out the first week of December. My wedding happens to fall the weekend before Spring Break in the area (Disney) so I know a lot of the hotels will be booking up early. (Yes I did send out Save-The-Date Cards and have all the info on my wedding website, but people still don’t get it yet lol).

    Our RSVP date is Feb. 1 because I know I’ll have to do a lot of tracking down so this way I have 2 weeks to get a hold of everyone before our final hard counts are due to vendors. 

    ETA: I came to the bee this morning specifically to figure out when to send invitations, glad my month twins are in the same boat as me 🙂 lol

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that if you send them out before the holidays, they are more likely to get lost in the “holiday card shuffle.”

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee

    My wedding was on March 6th of 2010.  We sent the invites out on Jan 2nd and had no problems with them getting lost in the shuffle so I say do it shortly after the new year.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    what about right the beginning of december with an RSVP date of middle of janurary??? too long?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m sending my invites out 8 weeks in advance which for me is 04 Feb.  So none of the sending dates applied…but I voted for 2 week leeway RSVP date.

    Surely you could send them out right after New Years with out issue, no?  No one can miss the giant invitation envelope 🙂

    Good luck.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @indibee: Yes! When I realized it was Spring Break I immediately started calling family that I knew would need hotels to tell them. Half the counties in the area have it the week before the wedding and the other half have it the week after. Seriously! UGH. Just one more thing to factor in. lol

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’re sending ours out the first week of January with an RSVP date of Feb 15th.  Our venue requires a first guest count 30 days out and then a second a week before.  So this will give us a rough estimate before those counts are due.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’re sending ours out mid-January. Our “must be out date” is January 19th, though they may be out up to a week earlier. Our RSVP date is February 17. Wedding March 3.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We are sending ours out the first week of January.  RSVP date on 2/17, wedding March 17.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Ours will be out in the last week of January. We haven’t decided on an rsvp date yet.. but 8 weeks before my wedding is January 22nd.

    Edited to add.. I think I am off by a week.. oh well.

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