When to send wedding invitations?
May 23, 2011 7:02 AM Subscribe
When should we send out invitations to our wedding?
posted by heyheylanagirl to human relations (31 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I have been engaged for about a month, and the wedding will be October 8. We'll be inviting 63 people; all but 19 of the invitees live within an hour and a half of the ceremony site, and many of the locals live within 15 minutes.
We do not have the time, money, or inclination to send out save-the-dates, which seem moot at this point; I have read that save-the-date cards should be sent 6-8 months in advance. But I have also read that wedding invitations should be sent 6-8 weeks in advance, which seems to be cutting it a bit close in the absence of advance warning.
So- when to send out the wedding invitations? I'm not overly concerned with the exact proper etiquette, I just don't want to send them so early as to be annoying (and then forgotten) or so late as to preclude one of our cherished guests from attending. Thank you for your help!