When Do We Send Our Wedding Invitations?

Wedding invitations should be in your guest’s hands 6-8 weeks before your wedding. Some timelines will say 4-6 weeks before the wedding date but we like to err on the side of caution for two reasons.

1. If you haven’t sent save the dates, sending the wedding invitations 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date will give your wedding guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements. .

2. You’ll need to get your respond cards back in time to give your wedding venue and caterer a head count. When you word your RSVP cards, the reply-by date should be 3-4 weeks before your wedding day. This will give you more time to call guests who don’t respond, which will allow you to finalize your guest count and create a seating arrangement.

When to Send Wedding Invitations

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Wedding Invitation Timing: Special Circumstances

Destination Wedding Timing

If you’re planning a destination wedding, you will want to send your destination wedding invitations 2-3 months before the date. You should also be sending save the dates 9-12 months before the date so guests have plenty of time to plan and budget.

Holiday Wedding Timing

Couples planning to get married on or near a holiday such as New Year’s Eve should follow the same guidelines as planning a destination wedding. Holidays book fast! Give your guests plenty of time to mark your wedding date on their calendars.

We hope this advice helps you create your flawless wedding invitation. If you have any additional questions about wedding stationery etiquette, our experts are here to help.

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