(Closed) When to send….

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you usually send the Save-The-Date Cards 6 – 8 months in advance and maybe further out if it is a destination wedding. Invites are usually 6 – 8 weeks in advance but can go out as 10 weeks if needed. You don’t want to send the invites too soon or they may be forgotten.

As for the invite wording for you and your Fiance hosting, you can go with something like this:

Katelyn Ann Johns


Blake Alexander Harris

request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their union

Post # 4
497 posts
Helper bee

Here’s a shocker…you don’t HAVE to send a save-the-date!  Traditionally, they were only sent out for a wedding that was on a holiday weekend or a destination wedding (to help people make accomodations).  Most brides do it now because they feel they have to, but truly, you don’t.  That said, the invitation goes out 6 weeks prior to your wedding and your RSVP date is a week prior to the last date you have to give your final numbers to your caterer.  That isn’t set in stone, but as a former event planner, it is the industry model.  The save-the-date can go out anytime prior to the invitation, but it would seem silly to do it just a few weeks prior, so most people send them out 6 months to a year in advance depending on circumstances.


There are TONS of wording options out there…just google wedding invitation wording and you will see lots of inspiration.  

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