The Right Time to Mail Save-the-Date and Wedding Invitations
Paperia | November 2015
When it comes to planning a wedding, things can get overwhelming pretty quickly. It’s important to stay as organized as possible and one great way to do just that is with a wedding timeline. Knowing exactly what needs to be done by what time frame is a great way to make sure everything is done on time.
A good rule of thumb for mailing out your save the dates, is 4-6 months before your wedding date. This should give your guests enough time to plan to take time off to travel if needed and make all arrangements. If you’re having a destination wedding, it’s a good idea to mail them out 6-8 months in advance since your guests will require more time to make all preparations.
With that being said, it’s not mandatory to send our your save the dates within that time frame. Sending them out earlier is fine, but you probably won’t want to send them any later than four months before your wedding if you want to give all your guests enough warning to attend.
When it comes to mailing out your invitations, traditionally they’re sent out 6-8 weeks before the wedding. This gives guests time to finalize all arrangement plans and verify they have the time off from work or other commitments if necessary. If you’re having a destination wedding, it’s good etiquette to mail out your invitations three months ahead of time.
-It’s good etiquette to mail your save the dates 4-6 months in advance and 6-8 months in advance for a destination wedding.
-It’s good etiquette to mail your wedding invitations 6-8 weeks in advance and three months in advance for a destination wedding.
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