3 Hints For When
To Send Wedding Invitations

Figuring out when to send wedding invitations is an important part of your wedding planning, and it can also cause a lot of stress if you don't plan accordingly.

Your wedding invitations communicate important information to your guests, like your wedding date and the location of your wedding. Failure to get this information into the hands of your guests early enough might lead to a smaller than expected guest list, confusion and unneeded stress.

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Start Early

An important first step is to choose a wedding invitation as early as possible when you first start planning your wedding. By starting early you limit the chances of not getting your invitations out on time.

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If You Are Sending Out Save The Dates

If you decide to send out save the dates prior to sending out your invitations, you can wait a little longer to send out your invitations. The general rule when using save the dates is to send out your wedding invitations 2 to 3 months before your wedding date. Since your guests are already aware of your wedding date, two months is sufficient time.

Skipping Save The Dates

If you are not using save the dates, send out your wedding invitations 3 to 4 months before your wedding date. This should give your guests plenty of time to respond to your invitation. You will not want to miss this important milestone when planning your wedding. Mark your calendar, set a notification on your blackberry and do whatever you have to not to miss sending out your invitations on time.