Save the dates
- 6 months prior
- 8-12 for busy wedding season or holiday weekends
- 12+ months for destination weddings
Ask printer for them to be done at least 2 weeks prior to give yourself time to address envelopes
- 8 weeks prior to the wedding
Ask for response cards back 3 weeks prior (unless your caterer/ reception location needs them earlier)
If you can’t send out them out at 8 weeks, 6 weeks is the minimum in which case you can ask for responses 2 weeks prior.
Ask your invitation company for everything at least 3 weeks prior to sending them out for time to stamp response envelopes and address invitation envelopes.
Thank you notes
- No later than 3 months from the receipt of the gift
When to Send & What Information to Include
By Lindsay Sally
When should you send invitations?
Invitations should be sent out 8 weeks prior to the wedding day. If you send them out 8 weeks in advance, you can request that the response cards be returned 3 weeks before your big day. This will give you plenty of time for seating arrangements as well as enough time to let your caterer know how many people you are expecting. Read more
Tips for Sending Your Invitations
By Lindsay Sally of Big Day Boutique
A popular question regarding wedding invitations is when should you send them out? There is no definite answer, but the general rule is approximately 6-8 weeks before the wedding. This gives your guests plenty of time to send you their response and it gives you enough time to let your reception hall/caterer know the approximate number of people. If you are getting married during a popular wedding month or over a holiday weekend,
A popular question regarding wedding invitations is when should you send them out? There is no definite answer, but the general rule is approximately 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Read more