(Closed) When to send STD and Invitations?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

Regardless of your date, save the dates are sent out 6-12 months before your wedding and invies are sent out at 6-8 weeks prior. Rsvps are due back 3-4 weeks before your wedding..

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d start working on your Save-The-Date Cards now and plan on sending them in Jan or Feb.  We just sent ours this month.

Post # 5
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

there are general guidelines, but they’re pretty flexible.  for example, with the save the dates, 6 months or longer is the usual lead time, but if most of your guests are in town or won’t have to travel far, you could probably get away with 4-5 months.  for invites, again, i’ve seen ranges from 6 weeks to 3 months–it depends again on a number of factors, including whether your guests will have to travel, and your own planning timeline and when you get around to them!

Post # 6
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

My wedding is in June and I’m not sending out Save-The-Date Cards till mid-January, mostly because I can’t decide on a design 🙂

I think it just depends. If everyone will have to fly to your location, I’d give plenty of time for them to scout out deals. Since mine is just a few hours drive from most people and I have affordable rooms booked, I don’t feel the need to give more than six months.

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