When to send out wedding invitations

Wedding invitations are confusing and overwhelming - I've been there! Most people in this modern age don’t mail things, anymore. So, I wouldn’t expect you to know the in’s and out’s of mailing wedding invitations!

Here’s the basic timelines for mailing save the dates and invitations


When to mail Save the Dates

Save the dates should be mailed anywhere between 1 year up to 6 months prior to your wedding date. Average time is about 8 months.

One reason you might send your save the dates as early as a year is if you’re having a destination wedding or if you’re expecting a lot of out-of-town guests. In these cases, you want to be sure your guests have plenty of time to book accommodations and make sure they don’t make other plans the same week as your wedding. Eek!

When to mail invitations

Average mailing time for invitations is 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding date (about a month and a half).

Again, if you’re having a destination wedding and your guests need to book accommodations earlier than that, you might need to mail your invites earlier.

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