Mailing the Invitations (Series 1 - Part 4 of 4)
Updated: May 2, 2021
It’s always best to mail all your invitations at the same time. Because people talk, the last thing you want is for one guest to receive an invitation two weeks before another. The person who receives his/her invitation last might wonder if they were an afterthought or because someone else couldn’t make it.
Save the Date cards should be sent out 4 to 12 months before your wedding date to notify your guests that you are getting married, especially if it is during a holiday weekend or if they need to travel.
Mail all invites 6-8 weeks before your event date, so your guests have ample time to make plans to attend. If you have out-of-town guests, make sure to send them out at least eight weeks in advance and at least 10-12 weeks in advance for out of the country guests. Thus allowing your guests adequate time to respond and ensure you will get a reliable headcount before your event.
Mailing all your invitations together rather than bits and pieces encourages your post office to be less apt to lose invitations.