Holly
Featured June 2019 Ontario

Sending Invitations

Holly, on 9/October/2018 at 16:35 Posted in Plan a wedding
Hello all!

I'm just starting on my invitation, we have less than 8 months to the wedding. We are thinking of sending the invitations around February, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

How many months before your wedding did you or will you send your invitations?
Also when did you set the deadline? A month before the date, few weeks or even a few months?

Just want to get a good idea on what kind of timeline we should have! We also already sent save the dates during the summer so that is covered!

Thanks in advance! 馃檪
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  • Christine
    Beginner October 2019 Ontario
    Christine
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    Hey wedding day twin! Thanks for the timeline idea. I was also wondering when to send out invitations.
  • Melissa
    Frequent user September 2018 Quebec
    Melissa
    The vast majority of our guests were local so I sent my invitations the first week of July and asked for responses by August 7th for our wedding on September 22nd.
  • Monica
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
    Monica
    Hey Holly, our wedding is June 7, 2019. We鈥檙e planning to start sending our invites around Chinese New Year, which will be end of January/beginning of February, when we see majority of my family - that way I save on postage For my fianc茅鈥檚 family, I鈥檒l probably be mailing out most so will definitely do that in January since snail mail.. lol.

    We鈥檝e set our RSVP for April 30. Gives me a few weeks to get final head count. And majority are family anyways, so I鈥檓 not terribly stressed about being able to contact people for their response.
  • Stephanie
    Featured July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie

    We sent our invitations out 4 months in advance. I set the RSVP deadline 2 months in advance. The venue needed to know numbers one month in advance, so I wanted to give some time for us to chase down any non-responders.

  • Vinod
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod
    For our of town guests, 6 months time is good for travel arrangements. Canada wide guests 4 months is well worth beforehand given 2 months to RSVP.

    I sent the invites 9 months prior and family was losing the invite over time and had to whatsapp them the to save the postage.
  • Jennifer
    Expert July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer

    Our wedding is end of july. our reception hall requires numbers 1 month before. so our goal is send out invitations early april with an rsvp date of mid-june. so i have 2 weeks to call stragglers.

    I'm going to start designing the invites in January with my friend (shes a graphic designer). I've even debated about starting designing soon. just because we are both so busy and I don't want her to feel rushed at all.

  • Alexandra
    Super November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra
    We鈥檒l be mailing ours overseas in April- we have a lot of invites to go overseas so I want to make sure there鈥檚 plenty of time for those, then for everyone local we鈥檒l hand deliver most of them since we have lots of time. Our deadline for RSVPs is October 1st and our wedding is November 23rd. I liked the idea of getting RSVPs in early, especially since everyone will have plenty of time to get them in.
  • Candace
    Super May 2019 Ontario
    Candace
    We sent ours out this month which is 7 months before the wedding. We were going to send them out in November or December but didn鈥檛 want them getting lost among all the Christmas cards and general holiday mail. We put the deadline for RSVPs for January 15 (3 months after sending the invites) to give people plenty of time but also gives us 3 months after to get any outstanding responses before we have to submit our final numbers.
  • Stephanie
    Featured May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie
    We are getting married May 24 2019!
    -Save the dates sent August/September
    -Invitations sending out around xmas (5 months before)
    -Deadline is May 1st for RSVPs! Gives us a little bit of time to follow up with any slow pokes!
    Hipe that helps!
  • E
    Devoted December 2018 Ontario
    Emma
    We sent our invitations out about 3 1/2 months before. We gave people until a month before to respond.

  • Brittany
    Featured January 2019 British Columbia
    Brittany Online

    3 Months. I was going to send mine out last week, so that people would be getting them just before the 3 months mark... but the "possible" Canada Post strike (that never happened) caused me to jump the gun. So we sent them out just after the 4 month mark.

    If you're local, and if you did any STD send outs, 3 months is plenty early enough. I know it's hard to hold back, haha... I was so excited, we got our invites between the 5-6 month mark, and I wanted to send them out right away.

  • Tori
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori Online

    Well my wedding is Oct. 5th next year. We will be sending the STD's this January (9 months) and the actual invitations - at least the first batch (because there may be some no's RSVP'd and we will send out more) will be at the end of April, basically May (5 months) and request that they reply by July (3 months) and send the others out at that point, and request last rsvp's by September (1 month!).

    For your wedding in June if you are doing the same idea then I would send them out in January? and then more in March, and get final tally in by May. If you are only sending out one batch of invitations then I would say anytime between February - March would suffice

  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca

    I don't know if you caught my discussion about when to send STD's, but after seeing the responses on there, I think it's safe to say you can send your invitations at 4-6 months without it being considered "too soon".

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