When to send invitations
Wedding planning can be a stressful process, but one of the most important things to get right is the timing of your save-the-dates and wedding invitations. These cards are essential for letting your guests know about the important details of your big day, such as the date, time, and location. But when should you send them out? Here are some guidelines to follow for the best timelines to send out your save-the-dates and wedding invitations.
Save-the-dates are typically sent out 6-8 months before your wedding day, or even earlier if you’re having a destination wedding or getting married during a popular time of year. This gives your guests plenty of time to make arrangements and book travel plans. If you’re sending save-the-dates electronically, you can send them out even earlier, up to a year in advance. Make sure to include your wedding website URL on your save-the-date so that guests can easily find more information about your wedding as it becomes available.
Wedding invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before your wedding day. This gives your guests enough time to RSVP and make any necessary arrangements, but not so much time that they forget about your wedding. If you’re having a destination wedding or getting married during a busy time of year (like the holidays), you may want to send out your invitations a little earlier, up to 10-12 weeks in advance.
It’s important to keep in mind that some guests may need extra time to make travel arrangements, especially if they’re coming from out of town or out of the country. For this reason, you may want to send out your invitations a little earlier for these guests, or include a separate card with travel information and accommodations.
In conclusion, timing is everything when it comes to save-the-dates and wedding invitations. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your guests have plenty of time to make arrangements and that everything runs smoothly on your big day. Don’t forget to include important details like your wedding website URL, RSVP deadline, and dress code, so that your guests are well-informed and prepared for your wedding day.