When To Send Wedding Invitations
When is the best time to send wedding invitations? When planning a wedding, it's important to carefully consider your timeline so you can give your guests all they need to know to make sure they can party with you and your brand new spouse on your wedding day!
Since most people haven't got married before, how are you supposed to know when to send save the dates, invitations and thank you cards?
Being in the wedding invitation biz, we've been able to map out the best timeline for sending your save the dates, invitations, thank you cards and more.
Happy sending! x
Save the Dates
If you're sending save the dates, it's common to send them out 6-12 months before your wedding. If you're having a longer engagement, closer to 12 months works well. If you're inviting friends and family who live overseas or interstate, you may want to give them as much notice as possible so they can plan any annual leave, flights and accomodation. To make things simpler, you may want to consider sending a digital save the date!
All Acacia + Grace save the dates can be sent digitally - just be sure to export your design as a jpeg file. If you would like dimensions altered to better suit mobile phones, send me a message.
Wedding invitations should be sent out 2-3 months before you wedding. Any later will mean some people may have made other commitments on that day and you may struggle to get RSVPs back in time so you can confirm numbers for your venue and catering vendors.
What if I haven't sent Save the Dates?
If you haven't sent a save the date before your wedding invitations, you may want to consider sending your invitations up to 4 months before your wedding to make sure your guests have plenty of warning and enough time to plan.
What if I'm planning a destination wedding?
If you've got the guts to plan an international destination wedding in a pandemic - I'm so impressed! But when the world is pack to *normal* and destination weddings are back in the realm of certainty, you may want to plan to send your save the dates at least 12 months in advance and your invitations 4 months before your wedding.
Thank You Cards
Aim to send a thank you card to your guests within 2 months of the wedding. Be specific in your message about how much you appreciated them celebrating with you, their help on or before the day and any gift you received.